Friday, November 15, 2013

it isn't easy to get an interesting picture of a pillowcase...

there is more to say about this project, but it will have to wait for another day.  for now, my Friday finish is this pillowcase :)

flat pillowcase

flower pillowcase, pose 1

flower pillowcase, pose 2

linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts

Friday, November 8, 2013

Hexies on my table

EPP hexie table topper

Hey, everybody!  I finished my EPP Hexies!

Hmmm, but what IS it, you say?

My new table topper, of course!  :)  
When I take the middle sections out of my kitchen table, it is a circle.  I think this new hexie shaped table topper will work great with the round table.

corner of hexie table topper

Once all my EPP hexies were sewn together, I wasn't sure how to finish them off into a useable object.  Finally, I decided to applique the hexies onto this piece of Kona in a forgotten color.  I didn't want to bind, so I layered batting, then more Kona for the backing, and then the upside down top.  Stitch around the edge, leave a turning opening, turn, and hey-presto!  no need to bind :)

quilting on epp hexies

detail, quilting over hexies

I quilted hexie rings radiating out from the center, and I love how the back looks:

hexie table topper back

Do you see that little bit of a stitching line in the upper left hand corner?  When I removed all the basting stitches and papers from the hexies, I accidentally left one paper in and didn't notice until it was appliqued down and the layers were sewn together, so I had to rip up the stitches and sew it back down again.

hexie table topper

If you want to read earlier posts about my hexies, click here or here or here :)
Getting this WIP done makes me feel like I'm making real progress on my WIP list {ha! there are plenty more where this came from!}

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom quilts, You Flew Tuesday, TGIFF, Quilt Story, Show and Tell Tuesday

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

get stitched

cafe metro EPP Hexies

Two summers ago, I carried these hexies around everywhere I went.  I loved stitching in beautiful, happy places.  I loved the freedom of a go-anywhere project, and I loved the Hexies. 

But once they were stitched together, I didn't know how to finish them into something useful.  Uncertainty caused me to let them sit in the figurative WIP pile {I don't actually keep all my WIPs together, I prefer to be in denial about how many there are}

detail, appliqued EPP Hexies

... until recently, when I decided to just jump in and give it a go.  I'm nearly done now, and I can't wait to show you the finished project :)

Fresh Poppy Design
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced