Saturday, January 25, 2020

Sewing Saturday working on a V-day quilt

Welcome to this week's round up of sewing adventures.
I wanted to try the quilt as you go hexie idea, and have a big collection of Valentine fabrics...
just a portion
and I make a V-day quilt each year dh and I have been married (26 years this year, time flies when you're having fun) so I just jumped in.
I didn't have the missouri star template so I used my old hexie template, then added 5/8" with another ruler outside each side to cut the backing. I cut batting same size as center piece, layered them folded up each edge to center, then folded that over the center/batting and pinned
I tried various stitches to tack this down, don't like the way any of them look. Even the hand stitched ones don't look cute but the straight stitch and matching thread looks the lease offensive.
I quilted each one differently too.
I think I might do a few more, not sure yet.
the one on the left hasn't been sandwiched and finished yet.
I used black, red and dotted backgrounds to add interest to the back as well as front. I plan to hand stitch them together with ladder stitch for security. Some people zigzag, but it's already pushing my messy meter off the mark and a hand ladder stitch will make them all flat and exact.

when I'm satisfied with the size and content, stitch the hexie quilts together the whole thing is done and dusted! A cute wall or table topper. I'll add some beads, you know how I like bling, and show you when it's finished.

Ha! found you! Are you done yet??? I need grooming!!

21 comments:

  1. Very, very cute project! I saw that tutorial and like your approach to trying it. I think you'll have another V-day winner!

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  2. Such an adorable project...love that peanuts hexie ;)))
    hugs, Julierose

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  3. Your Valentine's Day quilt is going to be adorable. Hi Milo!

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  4. What cute Valentine Day fabrics. They look very vintage.
    Pat

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  5. Aww, how sweet. Happy 26 years worth of Valentine Days!

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  6. I do admire your patience. Hexes are the devil to fit properly, at least for my limited patience, and I recall actually attempting a hex quilt years ago, much the way my grandmother did, but that's when I learned how tricky it could be. Now I stick with patchwork, which is a wonderful way to repurpose the good parts of old tshirts, sweat pants, and flannel shirts.
    Hats off to you, or anyone, who dares tackle these...=)

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  7. Your Valentine's quilt is going to be amazing!! I love the Peanuts patch! :)

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  8. Those hexies are cute as can be, LeeAnna! You have such a great variety of Valentine fabric - that will make your tabletopper or wall-hanging so fun to look at. And actually, I really like the way it looks hanging that way on the wall!

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  9. This is so pretty quilt!!!
    Have a nice Day, Elke

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  10. Hi LeeAnna,
    Great idea! What a fun way to use up a bit of fabric stash!
    hugs,
    Joanne

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  11. Cute collection of novelties!!

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  12. Such cute fabrics in those hexies!

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  13. What fun fabrics! This will be cute!

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  14. What a cute Valentine quilt. I have always thought it was such a talent when one could sew and make quilts. And the Peanuts fabric is so cute. Love the Peanuts characters.

    ~Sheri

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  15. That is fun. I hadn't thought about doing one this was. Very cool.

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  16. Beautiful and I love the colors. You know I always enjoy seeing Milo.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Scritches to Milo. ♥

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  17. I love those fabrics, so cute. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  18. Oh how pretty! I pinned this! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #AThemedLinkup 10 for All Things Love and Valentine’s Day, open January 30 to February 10.

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  19. Your Valentines quilt is going to be very cute. I've seen a few quilts made this way and they are really nice. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.

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