Sunday, March 03, 2013

taa daa :: big baby hexy quilt

A very exciting weekend here this week, with one project finished and one oh so very close (imagine - 2 finished projects in one week!!). Today's taa daa is the big baby hexy blanket, which I made for a handsome little boy who turned 1 this week =)



My records (aka instagram) tell me I started on this little project 32 weeks ago! I worked on it loads while I watched the Olympics last year, and I have no idea why it took me so long because I loved making it.


 The hexies are 2 inch and just a random selection of cute and colourful fabrics I had in my stash - I wanted it to be a kind of  i spy quilt, with loads of fun things to look at.
After hand piecing the hexies I appliqued them onto the spotty backing - I thought about cutting away the fabric behind them but in the end decided not to. I think if I had they might have been less 'puffy' - if I even get my hexymf hexies done I am going to need to rethink my basting & applique method!

I also hand-quilted using DMC embroidery thread - yellow the all the way around the appliqued piece and then different bright colours around random hexies.



The backing is a very cute Noah's Ark kind of print from Spotlight - I think it is just perfect.
This was my first time making and sewing on my own binding (the two baby blankets I made last year I used ready-made bias binding) - and I'm pretty happy with it. Actually, I'm even pretty happy with the mitred corners =)




Don't you just love a folded quilt?!

I finished it with an embroidered label (of sorts - just a name and date with some kisses and hugs) and was very excited to hand it over to the little guy at lunch on Saturday - I hope he'll love it =)

xo

6 comments:

  1. That quilt is gorgeous Bron. I love the mix of fabrics.

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  2. I love your giant hexagons, they're gorgeous!!

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  3. It's awesome Bron! Sure to be an heirloom! I'm so impressed with you finishing this (and possibly another!). I don't know where you find the patience for the hand stitching!

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  4. I absolutely love this. I'm sure he does too!

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  5. Ok, I desperately need that Noah's Ark Fabric!

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