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Hexagon pillow finished


Well this project has been a learning tool (I hope I remember). I love hexagons, the first project I ever completed was when I was 10 and it was english paper pieced hexagons which I made into a duffel bag and used for school until it wore out three years later.

When I was in my twenties I completed two queen size quilts all by hand as I was travelling Europe for one and on the Milford Track for the other. I could never go back to hand piecing.

So when I saw Leanne Beasley's gorgeous hexagon quilt I could not resist. So I started, as soon as I had though I realised that hand quilting is no longer me. Oh what to do. So I made enough to cover a European pillow (which I got from an Op Shop, thrift shop - 2 for $5).

The finds from the Op Shop
This has taken ages as I only took the project on holidays with me this summer. It has been staring at me as I just was not motivated to finish. But it is done. The quilting had to be unpicked as I did not like the first attempt. And the funny thing is that I don't know what to do with it. Think I may have to give it away.

Finished in time for linking with Amanda Jean and these other places.

Comments

  1. I love it! It's so bright and cheery! :) Nicely done!
    ~Jen

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  2. It's so beautiful! Also a great feeling to finish a long awaited work in progress!
    Prudence http://craftycakecreative.blogspot.com

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    1. great to see another chch mum blogging. I have started following you.

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  3. It turned out just beautiful. I too love hexagons and have never done anything with them. I have a long term hand piecing project too, with diamonds. I don't think it will ever get done as I find I knit most of the time instead of grabbing the paper piecing as a take-with-me project. oh well, time will tell. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks Lana, yes if I am doing handwork I would rather that it be knitting too.

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  4. I just pinned this-I love the hexagons! You are so clever-I wish I had the patience to learn how to sew.

    Thanks so very much for sharing this at my Say G'Day Saturday linky Party!

    Best wishes for a great week,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thanks Natasha, As this is mainly hand stitching I am sure you could do this.

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  5. I love it!
    It's so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I just love your crochet popcorn purse and the London tote bag.

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  6. Hi Love your cushion and quilt, lovely colours

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  7. Your hexie pillow turned out great. It will make a wonderful gift to give to someone.

    I've been making a lot of hexies lately. And while I do like hand sewing and I'm having such fun with the current project, I don't think I could see myself doing a large project with them.

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  8. That's a very cute pillow. I love the colors.

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  9. Dropped by from Sew Many Ways, great cushion, and love how your choice of black background fabric makes those hexies pop :)

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    1. Thanks Chrissie. popped over and visited your great blog

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  10. Beautiful quilted pillow! I love all things fabric and quilting. We are new followers and would love it if you stopped by. Have a great week!
    Gloria and Julia @ resourcefulgals.blogspot.com

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  11. Nice work. Hexigons are very pretty. Anyone who has ever worked with them can appreciate the labor it takes!

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  12. Love that hexie look! What to do with it? Try leaning on it . . . :-)
    Seriously, it's lovely. ~ Linne

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    1. Thanks Linne - the boys came home from tramping and Eli claimed it immediately and sat by the fire on it for the rest of the night. So I guess it has a use!

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  13. Hi! Dropping by from Sew Many Ways. This is beautiful. I love the bright prints against the black. It makes it pop.

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  14. It's gorgeous Karen - well done for finishing it! Love how the colour stands out with the dark background. Very pretty :)

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  15. Stunning pillow, I love the contrast with the black background, beautiful!!

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous pillow! Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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