Modern Hexies, a finished quilt

Ta-done! On Feb. 29th I started this project, and on Wednesday this week I finished it. My handy spreadsheet tells me that is 65 days from start to finish.

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Sometimes you have the perfect backing in your stash.

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And some pictures of the quilting. I loved how this puffed up a lot but then I pressed the heck out of it and I loved that too. Would love to see what this looks like after a wash.

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Quilt Statistics

Fabrics: ombre from white to black. Probably around 15? colours and brands of solids. all from stash.

Binding: as above, using the No-tails binding tutorial from Linda at Flourishing Palms

Tutorial: Modern Hexies, from a different Nicole, at Modern Handcraft

Pieces: 72

Size: 15.75″x22.25″

Quilting: walking foot with clear invisible poly.

And a fun picture of mid-way through the binding process.

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Linking up of course with the fabulous Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts! Happy weekend everyone.

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This was on my list for the 2nd quarter of the finish along.

Modern Hexies, a finished quilt

Day 239

Earlier today I started the binding…

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And tonight I stitched the binding down. It’s been a while since I hand stitched a binding. Like a whole year since my last.

Good think I was going to trim the borders off. Thank you children for the additional conté crayon smudges.

Finished pictures on Friday.

Linking up with The Needle and Thread Network!

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Day 237

The key to getting back on the horse (or the sewing machine) is to actually DO it. Pulled out the sewing machine last night and started by doing some brownie badges. Then I added more quilting in the corners of the hexie quilt. Figured out the binding  as well, though husband helped with that. Actually it was all his idea.

So yay? I’m back?

It’s a busy week though with my guild’s display at the quilt show this weekend. We’ll see how it all goes.

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Day 225

Or the day I hexied my butt off. Oof!

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I need to decide if I want to quilt more lines in the four corners or leave it as is. But invisible thread for the win!

And tomorrow I have to trim it, make the binding, apply the binding, sort out a label and hanging sleeve, prep for the guild meeting tomorrow night, cut 35 2.5″ charms for Tami, AND pretend to be interested in my third grader’s “student led conference” tomorrow afternoon because it’s only a half-day of school!

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Day 224

Well, it’s been a while since sewing happened around here. Life is what happens when you’re busy doing other things. None of which are sewing related, so never mind.

Deadline is fast approaching for the “Make it Modern” mini challenge my lovely MQG is doing at this show. I got off to a great start, a stalled middle, and I’m aiming for a fast finish.

I pulled out the hexies I made ages ago and sorted them again. Disappointed my kids, they thought I had made muffins.

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Did the layout tonight and carefully moved it to the living room coffee table to sit overnight. I’ll glue them tomorrow morning during kid-at-preschool-time and maybe even sew them too. Fingers crossed for me, this is due Thursday night.

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