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« on: December 04, 2010 01:03:27 PM »

I've been trying to think of a way to use up my random scraps and smaller pieces of fabric. Loosely inspired by Anna Maria Horner's "Sixth Time's a Charm" baby quilt, I made this:



I didn't have the pattern in front of me, so I kind of made it up as I went along.
I cut out a triangle template out of a piece of random upholstery fabric I had in my stash. I laid out sewed strips of fabric in a loose triangle shape, then sewed the strips together and cut out the resulting triangle. After six were done, I sewed them together into the hexagon shape.

I have no idea if my quilting technique is going to hold up, but I'll keep my fingers crossed. I hand quilted with embroidery thread through the top and the batting layer, along each seam. Then I used a Minky-style fabric for the backing. I was really tired of hand stitching by that point, so I simply put both pieces facing together, then sewed around the edges, turned it inside out, and topstitched the whole thing.

The thing turned out HUGE, but I like it. I made a second one that I'm still finishing up the hand quilting on. That one is quite a bit smaller... not surprisingly, the quilting is coming along much faster.

Some closeup shots of the fabrics I used:






And finally,
A shot of my dog pretending to be indifferent about the cute green and white backing fabric.

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010 01:47:46 PM »

I love it! It's gorgeous.
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010 02:48:53 PM »

Wow! It's fab!!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010 04:27:37 PM »

Brilliant!
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010 04:35:36 PM »

Yay! Scrappy quilts! This looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010 06:51:30 PM »

Very nice quilt! I love the way it's an unusual shape, and all the different fabrics together. The furry backing is really nice. this looks like it is going to get a lot of use! I think your stitching is going to hold up just fine; the stitches look small and even enough.
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