Monday, August 1, 2016

Modern Hexies Pillow

Hello! Long time no post! I've picked up my family and moved to Pennsylvania. We are in a rental until our Maryland house closes and we find a home to buy, so unfortunately in the meantime 90% of my quilting supplies and stash are in boxes and I only have a very small table in the basement next to the washer and dryer for my sewing machine and ironing. So probably not a ton of quilting coming my way in the next few months.

BUT I did manage to pull off these two pillows as a present for my sister birthday!


I originally saw this kind of hexagon pillows in an issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting quite a while back and I had it in the back of my head as something I'd really like to do at some point. So when I was searching for pillow ideas for my sisters birthday I came across the Modern Handcrafted blog and it reminded me I still had the magazine with that original pattern somewhere. Luckily, I was able to find that issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting in all my boxes!


I used all Cotton + Steel prints except for one Alison Glass print in the purple pillow because despite ordering more purple Cotton + Steel fabric to try to fill that spot I was still unable to find the perfect shade/print. I thought tit was fun to back the pillows in mismatched fabrics.


One of the coolest things about these pillows is the geometric quilting that complements the hexagons. I had a really hard time marking the my fabric because it was so dark and I wound up just using my pressure foot. My quilting isn't perfect but I always say if I wanted perfect, I'd go to the store and buy something made by a machine and save myself the time. We all know it would be cheaper too! Ha!

My sister seems to really like the pillows so hopefully they will gets lots of love! It was a nice little project to break in my temporary sewing space.

I am in preparation for a new project so hopefully I'll be back soon!

1 comment:

  1. These pillows are so nice and great . I don't know why you say they are not perfect , these marking of hexagons are amazing and so cool .. Why dont you make some for sale i'll definitly buy one .

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