Monday, 8 January 2018

Holiday Sewing Part 2 - Liberty Hexies pillow

You didn't pick me as a Liberty person? You'd be right.  I'm not really, but I saw some precut Liberty hexies at the Strawberry Thief stall at the Sydney Quilt Show, and thought I'd give Liberty a try.  I knew I already had 1" hexagon paper pieces at home.

There were 80 hexies in the packet, so I mixed them up with a bit of metallic Cotton + Steel and made a little pillow.  I hand quilted the front piece with a simple line down the centre of each row.  I used Aurifil 28wt because of the fine nature of the prints.  I thought 12wt might be too thick on this occassion.

The top has been finished for weeks, but I just need mum beside me help me turn it into a pillow.  Turns out it wasn't that hard after all, but mums tend to have these short cuts which you usually find out after the event.  This time I could ask first!

I'm very pleased with the result. Here's one last photo to show the scale.

The photo below was my haul from the 2017 Sydney Quilt Show.  I'm trying to use everything so if I'm really good I might be allowed to go back again this year.  I think I'm doing pretty well so far.  I've used at least five of those quilt labels, and I've made Flocks by Night.  I've used the Bloc Locs buried at the back right, and I cut into those Aboriginal prints this week.  Now I've used the Liberty hexies too.  I'm on a roll.


Sue said...

OMG you are so good Wendy. Thats the idea though, then you dont keep them forever and then go off them ( which I am prone to do) haha. The letter arrived thank you.:-)

Julierose said...

I think your hexagon pillow is just lovely..Beautiful work hugs, Julierose

Kris said...

Wendy, your new pillow is just fabulous!! And look at all those fun goodies!! :-)

Cathy said...

I like your hexie pillow and I think you should be allowed to go to the 2018 show, lol, as long as you show us your loot!

Kunzfrau said...

Toll dein neues Kissen!

Gruß Marion

XElizabeth Rivera said...

I love your idea with the hexie blocks, I love to make hexies. Now you have given me ideas. Thanks

Ankes Seesterne said...

What a nice hexie pillow. I love it.
Hugs Anke

Granny Maud's Girl said...

You really are on a roll, Wendy!
Needless to say, I love the Liberty hexie cushion. It has my favourite ingredients: Liberty and hexies in a cushion.
I was just pulling out a large hexie template earlier this week thinking of making something similar (but machine pieced, hence larger hexies).
I will be heading to the Strawberry Thief's warehouse this weekend. I expect unavoidable temptation.