I finished the hexie table topper on Sunday, just before our guild meeting. I filled in the edges with half hexes and tiny kites (only every other half hex on the two sides they fit - I'm not THAT intense, though some folks and good for them!)
I used four or five long, skinny pieces of batting - you know, leftovers that aren't good for much, you hate to throw away, but leave you with a big pile of batting that makes you THINK you have a piece big enough for your next project...? Yeah, those. :) I didn't join them; I just cleaned up the edges, butted them together on my back piece and then laid the top over it. I quilted pretty thoroughly, (leaving this sort-of jewel shape...) and since this isn't going to be used in a cover hog battle or for making forts in the living room, that''ll do.
In keeping with my scrap plan, I used only bindings remnants from other project. Between this and my scrappy trip blanket, I have few binding scraps left! Yay! I did have to go into my stash to grab a yard for the back but that's what a stash is for.
Title: Compulsive :D
Given to my mum
Never want to see another hex for as long as I live (or a year, if it turns out I'm exaggerating... )
I also finished my bee block for Simply Solids Bee for March. My lovely guild mate sent out these beautiful fabrics, for squares in squares... On Sunday, she showed us her inspiration piece so I'm really looking forward to seeing this one when it's done.
Off to take a thread-painting class from My Sweet Prairie.....!
I agree, I'm done with the hexies (for now....). Your topper looks great, and I'm impressed that you filled in the gaps with half hexies, etc. I just chopped the edges off on mine!ReplyDelete
It's really pretty, Carly! I know what you mean about sewing hexies. I did a small runner on the sewing machine, and it was a bit much for me. I prefer working with other shapes. But good for you to have this finish!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! The colours are fantastic.ReplyDelete
The Hexies turned out great, I was happy to see it finished ;)ReplyDelete
Also I totally wanted to take that class but couldn't with the baby, drat!
It's very pretty! Love your quiltingReplyDelete
Love it! You have such a wonderful, rich group of reds. Hurray for finishing it - all mine are still sadly waiting, partially joined or all alone in boxes.ReplyDelete
I love the rich, deep colors in your quilt! It's really lovely!ReplyDelete
You are not helping my complete crush on hexies. I may need to pull the trigger and actuallly make some of those things. They are just so CUTE!ReplyDelete
Carly, your hexie topper is beautiful! I love the little kite detail on some of the border hexies. such a sweet and interesting touch!ReplyDelete
WOW - beautiful. I have FINALLY added your blog to my blogroll. Gee - thought I had done that ages ago. THANK YOU for coming to the class. You were the star of the show. Very fun - can I have you in every class? : )))ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, wow! Very impressive. It's just beautiful.ReplyDelete
Hey Carly. Nice finish! I bet your Mom is pleased. Are you sure I can't talk you into some hexi-bets?ReplyDelete
I'm going to harass you until you take up hexies again! How did I not know about Monika's class! The last one I signed up for got cancelled. Darn! Hope she does another one soon, or you will have to teach me! LOL!ReplyDelete
so so prettyReplyDelete
Just gorgeous! What's the back like? I LOVE hexagon quilts! Those little edges are great too, you should be totally proud of this.ReplyDelete
I finished up my hexie quilt this month and I laughed when I read your response: no more hexies for a whilte. Love it!ReplyDelete
Also loved your tip on squooshing the batting scraps together for a big quilt. I have TWO bags of them, so I'm going to try it on the next one. Excellent.