#56 Kaleidocally Hexed or OBW

Before you reach for your dictionary, I made that word (kaleidocally) up!  These Kaleidoscope/hexagon quilts are fun and addictive as you can tell by the fact I have now made 56 of them!  This year Grand Central Station in New York City and Union Station in Utica New York celebrated their 100th birthday.  I had wanted to make a quilt to celebrate this fact but was overcome by events.  The year 2014 has been challenging for me to say the least.  Needless to say I found my self facing the last week in 2014 and my goal was to get this quilt top done, and I did – in 4 days.  It is News Years Eve, and I feel a great sense of accomplishment.

I wanted to show you some interior pictures of Union Station in Utica NY. I love this train station.  When I was 12 I left from Union Station and went all the way to Las Vegas, Nevada.  It was a thrill for me and I have loved trains ever since.
01 Union Station 1

Isn’t the marble gorgeous?

02 Union Station 2

I absolutely love the oak seats.  This is a very active train station.

03 Union Station 3

Below is a fabric from Timeless treasures I chose for this kaleidocally hexed quilt.  It is a city scape of landmarks in New York City.  I will have to make another quilt that represents the rest of New York (which is stunningly beautiful)!

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Below is the top I finished in 4 days aptly named “New York – Kaleidocally Hexed”.  I recorded my self making this top and shared the video’s on this blog.

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I so look forward to 2015 and pushing on with other quilt projects like Studio 180 Design’s “Northern Neighbors”!  Happy New year everyone and God Bless!

06 Northern Neighbors

25 thoughts on “#56 Kaleidocally Hexed or OBW

      1. Jane Victoria

        Thanks. I was a little embarrassed to admit that I couldn’t place it geographically. I’ll have to get out and see more of New York State. It’s so close, and would make a lovely spring or summer road trip.

      2. Jane Victoria

        That one I could do without. I can’t stand the winters here. I’m just not really sure where else we’d move to unless we took a chance on a place we’d never spent any time.

      3. Jane Victoria

        I’m the same, but it’s still a hassle running errands, or going out for the night. And there’s so much less to do on the weekends. We get out and about a lot during the summer, but during winter we’re pretty limited to what’s going on in town.

      4. Jane Victoria

        Kind of you to let your husband join you. I worry about about the dog in winter, but he’s inside most of the time, so it’s usually not a problem. Apparently the salt is really bad for them though. The things you learn when you move to a radically different climate, right?

      5. Jane Victoria

        Not at all. I live in Boston, but I’m from Sydney, so I’d had absolutely no experience of snow that didn’t involve holidays, and usually skiing, until 2009. Jolly has little booties for his winter walks. He’s not a huge fan, but he puts up with them.

      6. Jane Victoria

        I was hoping I’d eventually get used to it, but I’m not sure that’s going to happen, ever. I’d love to move back home, but I know a lot of quilters over there, and the community isn’t the same. Fabric, notions, and sundries are horrendously expensive; good longarm quilters are few and far between. Actually, the only I found to be cheaper in Australia, and this really surprised me, was the sewing machine I wanted. It was significantly less expensive there.

        I’m taking Nick to visit in February, so I’m going to stop by for a visit with some of the Australian quilters I’ve met online and get a better feel for the landscape.

      7. ifthesethreadscouldtalk Post author

        Oops, it is called a John Watts frame. It is aluminum and sits on a table. I have a mid arm Nolting quilt machine. I’ve ordered a new Nolting Frame that will be here at the end of the month. I hope you have a wonderful time when you go home !

  1. Carole Anne Buchanan

    As usual your quilt is beautiful. I’m glad that you and your husband and sister are happy up there but we miss you around here

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  2. Shae Clairmont

    Thank you so much for all that you do for quilters everywhere. Loving this new One Block Wonder you have posted. So much so that I took my UFO of one block wonder hexes out and started putting them together. Have the boarders yet to add on this one and all ready looking at my stash to start another one. Your videos on how to do it from start to finish is an inspiration for those of us that learn by seeing it done rather than reading a book on how it’s done! Happy Quilting from western Canada.

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