Friday, 18 February 2011

hexie heavy post....

Melody at The house on the side of the Hill has started to use Park Avenue fabrics for her new hexie venture. I have been using these fabrics for my latest hexie project too. I have used a jelly roll for mine and some extra fabrics for the outer borders of my flowers. The only disadvantage of using the jelly roll is that the pattern that is on that 2 1/2 inch strip of fabric can't always be used to highlight the fabric. I told Melody that I would post some pics of my hexie flowers so far. I'm glad I did because I got a good idea of size and how much more I will have to do to make this a bed sized quilt. Not sure if it will be a single or for our bed. I enjoy making them so adding to them isn't a chore, I will just need to check out another range that will go with Park Avenue, that way I don't get bored with the fabric selection. There will be cream hexies in the spaces where the sheet is showing through.
Here goes.....

I did manage to fussy cut some hexagons but there was a lot of wastage on the strip so I only did it with a few.





Last night I tentatively cut into those lovely felted wool pieces to make the base for my pincushion. I used some of the left overs from my previous attempt at a felted pincushion.This was one that I sent to Oddbjorg in the friends swap. This is a pic of the top before I made it into a pincushion.
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Here is my base ready to go..


Tonight I will draw the winner of my blogaversary giveaway......
Have a great day!
Marina

My vintage random selector (me that is) has chosen the winner of my blogaversary giveaway and the winner is Carol from the Patch craft!!
Woo hoo. Your goodies will be in the mail next week Carol. Thankyou to everyone for your good wishes and for following my blog.

15 comments:

Melody said...

Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful hexies, your work is always so inspiring. It's great to see how Park Avenue looks when made into hexies and I'm even more excited about my project now.

Bev said...

All I can say is WOW! Your hexie quilt is really growing and it is going to be gorgeous.

Quiltjane said...

Wow, those hexies are gorgeous. What a magnificent quilt that will be.

teresa said...

Oh Marina, your hexies are absolutely stunning. This is going to look spectacular. Also loving your felt pincushions.. this is another thing I want to do. Would be great to use up some of those felted pieces of fabric I have. Awesome!!!

RobynK said...

Love the fussy cut hexies. The felted pincushion looks lovely.

Oddbjørg said...

Your hexagons are lovely!
The same is the pincushion you gave me. It's placed next to my sewing machine and in use each time I sew.
Have a nice weekend!

els koetsier said...

What a nice pincushion you will make. Lovely the hexies for your quilt and the fabrics you choose also wunderful.

Cheers Els

Narelle said...

Bev took the words right out of my mouth ... WOW!!!
Just makes me want to run off and make more hexies ... just gorgeous!
Those fussy cut birdies are perfect too.
Your pincushion is looking lovely ... look forward to seeing it when finished.

Lisa said...

WOW!!! all those hexies... amazing!!

Mistea said...

That Hexagon project is coming along nicely - lovely colours in that range.
It will be gorgeous when done.
Enjoy the weekend.

Kymberly said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your quilt will be beautiful.

Toni said...

Oh wow, your hexies are STUNNING! I love the colours you've used. toni xxx

Micki said...

Love your hexies and your pincushion is just stunning!
Micki

BubzRugz said...

I'm still backreading... love your hexies... one day I may venture but I am still recovering from 1/2" ones!! Your base is great and I love the swap one you did..... can I link to it?
Hugz

Talin's Corner said...

Love your pin cushion top. I especially love the butterfly and flowers. It looks great.