Some of you may remember me working on an online class from Rhonda Dort where I played along and made the throw-sized quilt. Unfortunately, it's been sitting in a timeout corner pretty much since I finished it. I made up my mind in January that I would quilt one block each day but I fell off that particular sore-fingered wagon in short order. Now I am doubly determined to get it done because I'm sick of it making me feel guilty so...darn the torpedoes (AND my fingers!!) and let's see how far I get THIS time! (You can see Rhonda's first post about the class HERE and I think it's still available should you want to play with it)
- Thanks to reader Boud, I have discovered the lovely works of THIS artist.
- Further on the subject of pillows - maybe you'd like to try making one of THESE.
- THIS is a sweet little project that would be lovely to have - or to give.
- THIS made me smile.
As did this....
Smile here as well. I think those soft too large owl bodies I made years ago can be used to make fun chickens instead. Thank you!
You're welcome - hope you post pictures!Delete
Those pillows are lovely. I'm looking at my hexies now, but there's a queue ahead of them.ReplyDelete
Just recycled throw pillows we already had and leftover fabric from making the quilt - win/win!Delete
Kim and I, both, brought "dreaded" projects on our vacation. It's been great to wrap them up! It will be nice to start something new and not have this firefighter quilt hanging over me. You will be happy to have the RD quilt finished. Just push through! I love your hexie quilt pillows!ReplyDelete
Yes, those dreaded projects most often don't turn out to be as much trouble as we anticipate. Glad you got something done!Delete
Sherry of createology: Another rainy night and morning grey day. Your Pillows are beautiful and will look amazing with your Hexie quilt. I will look forward to seeing what it looks like after its Longarm Spa treatment. Funny cartoon. Blessings Dear…ReplyDelete
Getting at least a little sun today but not supposed to be very nice over the weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing what the quilt will look like too!Delete
Sorry, this might be a stupid question. I'm missing something. Hexies I read are made by wraping fabric around a paper shape. Special disolvable paper?ReplyDelete
No, the paper isn't disolvable - I used card stock weight (you need something a little 'heavier' than regular printer paper) and I punched a hole in the centre of each of the shapes. The fabric is then folded around the paper and stitched to hold in place (not through the paper!) and then pressed before I stuck a crochet hook into the hole to help pop out the paper. That's the way I do it, but I know there are other methods.Delete
Of course 'she' is gorgeous! Love the design you imagined for the corners. I see you have fashioned some lovely pillows, too. They will all look amazing when displayed together. Perhaps a little early, but I am doing a happy dance down here. What's not to love about sweet hexies.ReplyDelete
Hah - this is coming from THE hexie queen herself!! I have a long way to go to even come close to what you create my friend!Delete
Lovely pillows, and sewing that binding on will be a treat after all those hexies.ReplyDelete
I think I'd rather sew hexies than binding - it's a l-o-n-ggggg way around that thing!Delete
Those pillows are a fabulous addition Mary Anne. I think you deserve an interim happy dance and then you can have another when the binding is finished!! The Rhonda Dort project looks fabulous I hope you manage to get it finished. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend. Christine xxReplyDelete
There will definitely be a happy dance once that binding is done on that quilt. I will be SO happy to put the entire thing on the bed and call it done.Delete
the pillows will be a nice addition to the quilt. I can't have the shingles vaccination now for a full year.ReplyDelete
I had planned on making shams but didn't have enough fabric for that so throw pillows are good enough.Delete
So sorry you can't get the shingles vac right away!
Oh, the pillows will be great with your new bedspread. So pretty!ReplyDelete
I had planned on making pillow shams but there wasn't enough fabric left so I had to downsize my plan to throw pillows.Delete
Love those pillows. And thanks for the links. Haven't seen a Sunbonnet Sue in a long while.ReplyDelete
I think Sunbonnet Sue will never be out of style and I liked that design because it held a thimble (not that I'm a fan of thimbles!)Delete
Thank-you for sharing the links, Sunbonnet Sue is adorable, she is making a comeback.ReplyDelete
Your pillows are beautiful.
Thank you Catherine - the pillows were fun to make, but I must admit I'm done with hexies for a very long time.Delete
ok, laughing. Good one. I love the clever hexie flowers. These pillows will be beautiful on your new bedspread.ReplyDelete
I already had the pillows so it wasn't a stretch to recover them to work with the new bedspread.Delete
Perfect pillows to match your new bedding!ReplyDelete
Used up the leftover fabric so a win/win!Delete