Monday, 13 August 2012

Size Isn't Everything

She's done! My perle held out yesterday and I finished the quilting on Sew Stitchy. Today I got the binding made, sewn on, and just a few minutes ago I finished hand stitching it on the back. This quilt is not very big, baby sized for a new born really, measuring up about 31" x 41" - but I still love it. Size really isn't everything.


I made the pattern up as I went along. Par for course. Aneela Hoey has produced another winner of a fabric line. Sew Stitchy delivers her blue, red and grey colour pallette, with the lime green adding a fresh twist.


I supplemented the solids that came with the line with some extra Kona Ash used in the backing and the binding. The sashing I used was Kona Snow.

There is a panel available with the line and I used this in the backing.


It features lovely pictures of little girls, birds, sewing notions, etc.


I have talked about my quilting (yesterday) which was done with perle cotton in a random hexagon design. It was easy to do as the quilt was a baby one.


The binding was the Kona Ash, as said, but I threw in a little bit of the blue and red solid to add a little interest.


All in all I am really pleased with how this quilt came out. And pleased to have a finish. I love that feeling!

Susan

48 comments:

  1. Stunning, I love your quilted hexies, LOVE it!!!

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  2. You should be pleased it is beautful!

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  3. Love it, love it, love it! So cute fabric and great quilting!

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  4. It is really such a cheerful quilt. And one could hang a quilt that size on a wall too.

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  5. so lovely! The quilting is perfect - I can't believe you had enough thread. I thought for sure you would run out!

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  6. I thought you'd run out too! That must have been a magic reel of thread! Your quilt looks magical too! I love the binding too!

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  7. Lovely quilt Susan the quilting is perfect!

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  8. Lovely missus, and so very clever with the hexie quiltin and all :-) Real purty :-)

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  9. Yea for a finish indeed. i like that Aneela has put the lime in the palette - it looks great, and I love your thin frames on the blocks. Perfect for a little one.

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  10. Yea for a finish indeed. i like that Aneela has put the lime in the palette - it looks great, and I love your thin frames on the blocks. Perfect for a little one.

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  11. Fantastic! The quilted hexies are gorgeous!

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  12. Fantabalush :-) love the hexie quilting, vay clever ;-) I've been trying to decide on fabrics for a baby quilt I have to make (like Now!) & you have just made my mind up for me! Thanku Sue! :-)

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  13. Ooo lovely...and that quilting is inspired! x

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  14. Sew beautiful S! The hexie quilting is stunning! Jxo

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  15. So beautiful! I love the front, the back, the detailed hand- quilting and the accents in the binding !

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  16. So beautiful Susan - really love your hexie stitching!

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  17. Love the quilting, I was sure you'd have to get more thread too, glad it lasted! It all looks lovely together :)

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  18. I really like the hexies you hand quilted on this quilt. It really adds that extra special element to it.

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  19. great job susan - the hexy quilting is perfect - and so glad the perle held out - but, surely you'll need to replenish the stock now.....

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  20. If I were a little crazier, I would want another baby so this could be mine (just in case you aren't sure, that is a complement) hehehe

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  21. It's perfect, I love it and I love the Sew Stitchy line. Your hexies are the perfect quilting pattern.

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  22. It's lovely. The hexy quilting fits perfectly with the fabric and I love the touch of colour in the border.

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  23. that is one very gorgeous little quilt, love the hexagon quitling and how you used the panel for the back.

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  24. That's very sweet. I love the hexie quilting!

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  25. What an adorable little quilt! And what a lot of hand quilting, it looks fab! Aneela's fabric lines are just gorgous arn't they. Can't wait to see what you make next! x

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  26. ooh glad it lasted out and you got that finish! Love the hexagon stitches! You have been hexed by hexies !

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  27. It's lovely! I'm glad you didn't run out!

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  28. It's beautiful! I can't believe your thread lasted to the end though!!

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  29. gorgeous! love that fabric line!

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  30. Perfect baby quilt. The fabric and colors are lovely but the hand quilting is the star!

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  31. Gorgeous! The hexie quilting is so inspiring! Beautiful :)

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  32. EEEE!!!! SUSAN!!!! It's spectacular. I am so in love with the blocks and how they feature the fabric. Love, love, love the quilting and the back is just perfect. Susan, it's fab.

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  33. Beautiful baby quilt Susan, love that quilting.

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  34. What a lovely quilt - baby quilts are my favourites - don't take too long and the deadline keeps you at it!

    Pomona x

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  35. The hexie quilting is lovely - I'd never have thought of it. But a baby quilt? I guess it must be for a friend?

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  36. Oh wow, this looks fantastic! Very crisp and zesty

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  37. I love this little quilt and everything about it!

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  38. How did I miss this? I love it!!!

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