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bvixie_sewsalong

Betsy Vixie
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Betsy Vixie
Being new to a community and having an all consuming job means I haven’t made any local sewing friends - yet. You are the people I turn to for support, advice, and inspiration. Thank you for being there. #igquiltfest #quiltyfriendsarethebest #yourock
4 30 9 hours ago
Being new to a community and having an all consuming job means i haven’t made any local sewing friends - yet. you are the people i turn to for support, advice, and inspiration. thank you for being there. #igquiltfest #quiltyfriendsarethebest #yourock
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Betsy Vixie
First grade math curriculum rocks! This week we made nine patch miniquilts - in math!!! The standard is to “create a composite shape by composing two-dimensional shapes. That’s what we do as quilters! The teachers guide suggested bringing in quilt books for the kids to see. I kind of think they meant children’s literature but I took it a step further and brought actual quilt books. The kids loved them! I so wish I could show you their faces. #igquiltfest #quiltingbook @curatedquilts @tulapink #100blocks100days #firstgraderocks #teachthemyoung #quiltersofinstagram
8 49 Yesterday
First grade math curriculum rocks! this week we made nine patch miniquilts - in math!!! the standard is to “create a composite shape by composing two-dimensional shapes. that’s what we do as quilters! the teachers guide suggested bringing in quilt books for the kids to see. i kind of think they meant children’s literature but i took it a step further and brought actual quilt books. the kids loved them! i so wish i could show you their faces. #igquiltfest #quiltingbook @curatedquilts @tulapink #100blocks100days #firstgraderocks #teachthemyoung #quiltersofinstagram
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Betsy Vixie
Recent Finish - I made these pouches for my son’s girlfriend for Christmas. I ordered three prints to make one pouch, but the combo didn’t work as well in person as it had in my head so off to my LQS I went. Five fabrics and four pouches later... perfection! #igquiltfest @twothimblesquiltshop #theessentialpouch @sotakhandmade #akomafabric #rashidacolemanhale #tulapinkchipper #ticktockstripe #freespiritfabrics @sarahgolden #cheetahsfabric #andoverfabrics @alexiamarcelleabegg #measuretwicecutonce #cottonandsteel @wattsalot  #santafefabric @jen.allyson #mymindseyefabric #rileyblakedesigns
6 104 3 days ago
Recent finish - i made these pouches for my son’s girlfriend for christmas. i ordered three prints to make one pouch, but the combo didn’t work as well in person as it had in my head so off to my lqs i went. five fabrics and four pouches later... perfection! #igquiltfest @twothimblesquiltshop #theessentialpouch @sotakhandmade #akomafabric #rashidacolemanhale #tulapinkchipper #ticktockstripe #freespiritfabrics @sarahgolden #cheetahsfabric #andoverfabrics @alexiamarcelleabegg #measuretwicecutonce #cottonandsteel @wattsalot #santafefabric @jen.allyson #mymindseyefabric #rileyblakedesigns
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Betsy Vixie
Sometimes a mistake can lead to something better. While I’m not sure this counts as advice, I sure think of it often. Under the flower is a giant tear. It was originally positioned to perfectly cover both the large tear and the small hole, but somehow when I ironed the flower pieces onto the quilt, I shifted them and the hole is visible. Having been told many times in my life that a mistake often leads to something better, I knew there was a solution. A friend and I put our heads together and came up with the idea of putting a butterfly on the flower. 👏🏼 🦋 🌸 #igquiltfest #quiltyfriendsarethebest #alwaysasolution #somethingbetter
0 31 4 days ago
Sometimes a mistake can lead to something better. while i’m not sure this counts as advice, i sure think of it often. under the flower is a giant tear. it was originally positioned to perfectly cover both the large tear and the small hole, but somehow when i ironed the flower pieces onto the quilt, i shifted them and the hole is visible. having been told many times in my life that a mistake often leads to something better, i knew there was a solution. a friend and i put our heads together and came up with the idea of putting a butterfly on the flower. 👏🏼 🦋 🌸 #igquiltfest #quiltyfriendsarethebest #alwaysasolution #somethingbetter
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Betsy Vixie
Favorite color - navy. Two years ago I joined in my first #igquiltfest and declared navy my favorite color. It still is. The piece in the middle with the houses and bears was in that post and then posted again last year. The collection of fabric to go with it grows more each year. When I get enough it will be made into @robinpickens #tokyoterrace quilt. Maybe next year it won’t just be a collection of fabric but a finished quilt. #agirlcandream #favoritecolor #navyblue #withgray #quiltersofinstagram #modernquilt
9 43 6 days ago
Favorite color - navy. two years ago i joined in my first #igquiltfest and declared navy my favorite color. it still is. the piece in the middle with the houses and bears was in that post and then posted again last year. the collection of fabric to go with it grows more each year. when i get enough it will be made into @robinpickens #tokyoterrace quilt. maybe next year it won’t just be a collection of fabric but a finished quilt. #agirlcandream #favoritecolor #navyblue #withgray #quiltersofinstagram #modernquilt
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You guys! Marc upped his gift giving game! Last time he went away for training, I got a nonfiction book about some nurses in the Vietnam war. This time he went away for training he brought me this gorgeousness! He actually looked up a fabric store, left the group to walk 8-10 blocks out of the way, and came away with a fat eighth bundle of #cottonandsteel along with two yards of this adorable blue crab print. He said the lady recommended a yard but he didn’t think that looked like enough, and “it wasn’t that expensive” so he got two yards. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Do I have a clue what I’ll do with it? Not at all. That doesn’t matter because what I love is that he bought something he knew I’d like. Oh, and thanks to whoever helped him. #hesakeeper #husbandforthewin🙌 @charlottescottagequiltshop #wouldlovetovisitinperson #morefabrictodreamabout #stashbuilding @gingiber #modafabrics #imsureitsagoodbook #usuallynotanonfictionreader #quiltersofinstagram
21 46 1 weeks ago
You guys! marc upped his gift giving game! last time he went away for training, i got a nonfiction book about some nurses in the vietnam war. this time he went away for training he brought me this gorgeousness! he actually looked up a fabric store, left the group to walk 8-10 blocks out of the way, and came away with a f*t eighth bundle of #cottonandsteel along with two yards of this adorable blue crab print. he said the lady recommended a yard but he didn’t think that looked like enough, and “it wasn’t that expensive” so he got two yards. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 do i have a clue what i’ll do with it? not at all. that doesn’t matter because what i love is that he bought something he knew i’d like. oh, and thanks to whoever helped him. #hesakeeper #husbandforthewin🙌 @charlottescottagequiltshop #wouldlovetovisitinperson #morefabrictodreamabout #stashbuilding @gingiber #modafabrics #imsureitsagoodbook #usuallynotanonfictionreader #quiltersofinstagram
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Solids - I adore shot cotton. These two blues are so rich and yummy while the fuschia on the pincushion adds just the right pop of color. I made this #minimakerstation for the @lillyellasworld sewsalong. It’s a brilliant free pattern! I bought all the fabrics at Quiltcon in Savannah and have been saving them for just the right project. This was it, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. #igquiltfest #solidfabric #minimakerstationsal #makersgonnamake #finish2in2019 #quiltersofinstagram #sewingmystashoff #modagrungedots #dearstella #raeritchie #heartwoodswallows #zenchicmoda #heydot #brigitteheitland #shotcotton #modamusicscore
0 71 1 weeks ago
Solids - i adore shot cotton. these two blues are so rich and yummy while the fuschia on the pincushion adds just the right pop of color. i made this #minimakerstation for the @lillyellasworld sewsalong. it’s a brilliant free pattern! i bought all the fabrics at quiltcon in savannah and have been saving them for just the right project. this was it, and i couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. #igquiltfest #solidfabric #minimakerstationsal #makersgonnamake #finish2in2019 #quiltersofinstagram #sewingmystashoff #modagrungedots #dearstella #raeritchie #heartwoodswallows #zenchicmoda #heydot #brigitteheitland #shotcotton #modamusicscore
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#finallyfinished - that ampersand right there. My intimidation about making it held up this project for a year and a half. I tried drawing and making it on my own. 🙄 Mine looked like an eight with a fish tale. Then when I decided it was high time to finish this quilt, I found a photo on Pintrest. @kellifanninquilts - you saved me. Once I saw yours, I was off and running again. I’m almost finished with the center section and then it will be on to the 3 borders. The last of which will have my last 30 blocks from #100days100blocks2017. #igquiltfest #literaryfabric #modagrunge #unknownfatquarters #graphpaperdesign #mydadwouldbeproud @crimsontate
5 46 2 weeks ago
#finallyfinished - that ampersand right there. my intimidation about making it held up this project for a year and a half. i tried drawing and making it on my own. 🙄 mine looked like an eight with a fish tale. then when i decided it was high time to finish this quilt, i found a photo on pintrest. @kellifanninquilts - you saved me. once i saw yours, i was off and running again. i’m almost finished with the center section and then it will be on to the 3 borders. the last of which will have my last 30 blocks from #100days100blocks2017. #igquiltfest #literaryfabric #modagrunge #unknownfatquarters #graphpaperdesign #mydadwouldbeproud @crimsontate
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Stacks. I’m so excited about how this stack of @janeteclare has grown in one year. I especially love that the pieces in this stack were purchased (in person) in FL, MS, KS, WA, and British Columbia. I’ve got to finish three projects of varying sizes, and then I can start on this one. Hoping to get it on the design wall by early summer. #igquiltfest #fabricstacks #janetclarefan #aubade #nocturne #flight #ahoymehearties #weatherpermitting
10 46 2 weeks ago
Stacks. i’m so excited about how this stack of @janeteclare has grown in one year. i especially love that the pieces in this stack were purchased (in person) in fl, ms, ks, wa, and british columbia. i’ve got to finish three projects of varying sizes, and then i can start on this one. hoping to get it on the design wall by early summer. #igquiltfest #fabricstacks #janetclarefan #aubade #nocturne #flight #ahoymehearties #weatherpermitting
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On my cutting mat - a big decision. Should I take the castle gate out and use it for the bridge over the moat and create a portcullis in its place? I’d use the same basic design except with the dark brown as the bars and scraps of books in the openings between them. OR should I leave that for another day and work on the grass for the far side of the moat? #decisionsdecisions #igquiltfest #literaryfabric @crimsontate #scrapsgalore
2 21 2 weeks ago
On my cutting mat - a big decision. should i take the castle gate out and use it for the bridge over the moat and create a portcullis in its place? i’d use the same basic design except with the dark brown as the bars and scraps of books in the openings between them. or should i leave that for another day and work on the grass for the far side of the moat? #decisionsdecisions #igquiltfest #literaryfabric @crimsontate #scrapsgalore
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Betsy Vixie
Current favorite scrappiness. I love how these letters turned out with my #literaryfabric leftovers. The E with the Emma and Through the Looking Glass book covers makes my heart so happy. 💗 #igquiltfest #scrappyquilt #scrappygoodness #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #workingmystashoff @crimsontate
8 58 2 weeks ago
Current favorite scrappiness. i love how these letters turned out with my #literaryfabric leftovers. the e with the emma and through the looking glass book covers makes my heart so happy. 💗 #igquiltfest #scrappyquilt #scrappygoodness #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #workingmystashoff @crimsontate