The Hexie Shape Family packet made it so easy to come up with designs. All the pieces work together and there is no end to the possibilities!
|20" x 20"|
The background is two different shades of grey, Kona Silver and Kona Shadow. After deliberating for a good while, I decided a neutral would put all the attention on the center...the center of attention!
After the extra row of hexies and squares, I still needed to fill out the corners. I ended up making a large corner piece based on a hexagon. It was a weird shape, but worked perfectly.
As you can see I went with hand quilting and machine quilting. I love the combination. Geometric, orange peel and big stitches, what's not to love?
You can see the quilting better on the back. I stitched in the ditch around each interlocking circle, ditch stitching...not my favorite thing to do!
One of my favorite photos...
...and my favorite way to finish my pillows. The good old hidden zipper! Here is a great tutorial I use all the time: s.o.t.a.k Handmade ~ Hidden Zipper.
Surprise, surprise! I found another WIP my daughter started and 'gifted' to me. Back story: Britt use to quilt and had many projects in various stages. We shuffled and moved them around until I had enough! Over the years I have picked up where she left off and finished a few of her projects.
So, while in the middle of my EPP, I found one of her EPP's! Perfect timing? Divine intervention? I don't know, I do know it's hexies, it's Anna Maria Horner and it was mostly finished!
I kept the quilting simple opting for triangles. It's so easy to achieve with straight lines!
In case you are wondering, the scarf used as my photo prop, was a birthday gift from Britt. Dare I say I can't wait for cooler weather so I can wear it? The color is amazing and the 'dingle balls', one of my favorite accessories!
That drab couch at least has a little pizazz now! For someone who loves bold and bright, my decorating is sorely lacking in that department!
The Shape Family Design Challenge Link Up ends the 30th. On October 1st, viewers can vote on their three favorites and a winner for the grand prize will be crowned! Prize...oh yeah! 85 fat eights, Aurifil thread, more EPP templates! So, if you feel like checking out the entries and voting, you can do it here: Shape Family Design Challenge!
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