Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hexagon Sewing Machine mini quilt

This little quilt was made as a pay it forward gift, and just today arrived in it's new home at Julie's house in New Zealand!


I made the 3/4" hexagons during a road trip back in December (I have a whole collection of hexagons made during road trips).  I had no plans for them until I remembered Julie saying one of her favorite colors was aqua.  I first played with random layout of the hexagons on the linen, but didn't like it.  Finally I came across this hexagon sewing machine and knew it would be perfect.


I machine appliqued the hexagons using Aurifil #1148, light teal in 28wt, and outlined the machine using Aurifil #4093, teal in 12wt.  I used Aurifil #2000 in 50wt to free motion quilt various patterns on the linen.  I also used it in the bobbin:



It was a fun little quilt (I think it measured 20" x 16" ish) to work on and really liked making a sewing machine that didn't require a bunch of paper piecing!  This last photo just shows off the texture of the quilting a little better:


So glad to finally be crossing off a pay it forward gift!  Hoping to get the rest of them finished this month!

19 comments:

  1. It is just perfect Renee - and I have my first PIF recipient already from my post too. Thanks so much.

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  2. I love the randomness of the quilting!

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  3. This is amazing. I would certainly treasure this.

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  4. This is adorable. How cute for a sewing room - actually any room.

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  5. Such an innovative use of hexies. Love it!

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  6. This turned out so great. I love the quilting too. Such a fun little quilt :)

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  7. This is so sweet and unique! I bet she's totally over the moon!

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  8. I love this. It is beautiful and seems totally unique!
    - Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

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  9. So cute! I have a Craft it Forward gift coming sometime too. I can't wait to see what it will be.

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  10. That quilting is out of control! And the BACK! Beautiful ;)

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  11. That's just too cute for words! I totally dig the linen. Such a lovely look. :)

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  12. Oh my goodness this is so cute! It would look awesome as sewing room decor! I may have to pin this and use you as inspiration later!

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  13. Just saw that Aurifil posted this on FB. Nice!

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  14. This is gorgeous! I loved seeing it come together on FB. Julie is so lucky!

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