Last finish of the first quarter!

3 Apr

When we went on holiday over new year I knew I had to have a sewing project of some description to occupy my hands so I grabbed scraps of Tule from my brothers wedding quilt and some 1″ hexie papers and put them in a bag to take away.

Tule Flying Geese Quilt

I basted all the hexies and came home and basted some more:

1" Tule hexies

I played around with layouts despite the fact that I didn’t have much idea about what I was going to do with them:

More Tule hexies

The plan was always that I would make something for my brother and his wife’s first wedding anniversary, and I thought that a cushion cover or 2 would be a good idea to go with their quilt.

Just a 2 weeks ago I decided to baste and quilt some hexies on to a 18″ square of Kona Snow:

WIP Wednesday - hexies

It was trickier than I expected so the lines are slightly wonky in places, it was quite annoying at the time but the end result is fine. In hindsight I should have done a bit of research and read this post by Nicole, she was the inspiration for this. Nicole mentions being in a hurry/lazy which is why she came up with this idea of not stitching the hexies together. I’m not sure if it saves any time but I really like the finished effect.

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With enough Tule for the back and binding I made a zip closure.

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I still had a pile of hexies left so started stitching them together and earlier this week I decided to resurrect the porthole technique I learnt from Lu Summers at the first Fat Quarterly Retreat.  I had some large pieces of Tule left that were big enough for the surround and chose Windmarks in Arid.  I love how it turned out.

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Again I made a zip closure for the back; I like how simple and tidy they turn out.

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My brother and his wife were visiting here this week but I didn’t manage to get both covers finished in time to gift them so I’ll post them off to them in time for their anniversary later this month.

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I’m so pleased to have finished 3 out of the 4 things on my list for the Finish-Along.

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5 thoughts on “Last finish of the first quarter!

  1. these are so beautiful Mary. I love the different designs, but the hexies that draw them together. A perfect 1st Anniversary gift 🙂

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