Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A finish and something new

Folklorica quilt top is finished!  The finished size is 70 x 80 inches. I need to buy backing fabric and decide how I want to quilt it. I would like to have someone baste it for me and then machine quilt it myself. The quilt is so busy that I think only some minimal simple quilting is all that is needed and I can do that. 

I also finished a baby quilt and have given it to the new baby. I'd show you the quilt but I forgot to take a picture. How sad is that? I designed it myself and made a mermaid for the center block. I also machine appliqued a sand castle, a fish, and other blocks along the same theme. The background for the blocks was a deep turquoise. I sashed the blocks with white fabric and made a wide outer border of a pink and turquoise plaid. It was very fresh and pretty. I will have to visit again and take a photo. 

I've been making crazy quilt hexagons lately. I got the idea from Viv's Crazy Quilting Journey. She has a tutorial on her blog that gives the details. The sides of the hexie are 4 1/2 inches. I got my hubby to show me how to draft a hexagon. It was fun! This purple hexie is my latest. The big yellow flowers are made from two different silk flowers with a little bead flower and a bead to hold them together. 

 This blue bird was my first attempt. Viv uses all the fancy silky fabrics in her hexies but I just used cotton because that is what I have. Very fun to make but keeping the sides a perfect size is a bit of a challenge.

Red hexie with the same bird fabric in the center. I've never quite known what to do with this fabric but these hexies are the perfect setting. 

The three hexies together. Ultimately the hexies will be whipstitched together. I'm not planning a big quilt with these. I'm just playing for now. 

How about you? Have you ever tried crazy quilting? 

1 comment:

Wendy Caton Reed said...

A Hexie potholder quilt. Way to go! You have inspired me to make a hexie potholder quit too!