Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day hexagons

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! It is cold here today but my heart has been warmed because I recently received some sewing gifts in the mail. I thought I would share this hexagon heart that I made as part of The Hexie Blog's 2014 quilt along.


This lovely little pincushion was made for me by my friend Paula in California. She hand pieced this little gem which sits in an antique tart tin. The whole thing is made with lovely little fussy cuts. I love birds and so does Paula. Thanks Paula, I will treasure (and use) this little pincushion.


I also received a wonderful red pincushion from Tubakk of Norway who blogs at Den Syende Himmel. Tubakk is making the La Passion hexagon quilt which was designed by Grit Kovacs. You can see the original hexagon quilt made by Grit (along with the free instructions) here and Tubakk's version done in greens is here. Tubakk put out a call for bright green fabrics and I had some in my stash so I sent them off to her. As I watched the progress on her quilt I could see bits and pieces of those fabrics in the quilt. So exciting! As a thank you Tubakk mad a red pincushion for me. How perfect is that for Valentine's Day? She also made me a lovely little card from fabric scraps and I can seen a bit of one of the green fabrics in the card!


A quilt maker can never have too many pincushion. I have oodles of them and I use and enjoy every one of them!

Carli of Good Earth Quilting asked a question about the fabric requirements for my 2016 Quilt Along (QAL). I will be sharing the fabric requirement very soon. What I can tell you is that the quilt is mostly made from scraps but there will be three fabrics for which you will require specific amounts of fabric. The three fabrics I chose are a solid white, solid Empire green and a slightly darker Empire green print. I would like to get the quilt top put together so I can calculate the amounts of fabric needed and you can make the decision about your fabric choices. The good news is that I am making really good progress and should have a quilt top to share with you very soon. Just to keep you interested here is a picture of the centre medallion now surrounded by the solid Empire green. Unfortunately the green looks a little washed out.There are another two steps before the medallion is complete.


That's it for today. It is still very cold so I'm going to make a nice hot cup of tea and then work on my QAL quilt top. Until I post again, happy sewing!

Karen H


12 comments:

  1. What a difference it made when you enclosed the block! I bet a Hunter Green would really be pretty! Thx for the Heart!

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  2. You made a nice heart. The pincushions are beautiful. Have a nice day. Groetjes, Dientje

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  3. So glad you got it and like it. And thanks again for the green fabrics.

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  4. What a pretty centre bird applique! Such fresh colours -look forward to seeing the rest :)

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  5. Love it!! (Ive got to get my hexigons out again!! HAPPY DAY!!!

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  6. Happy Valentines day! I love your pincushion gifts. Boy oh boy it has been brisk here too. I woke up to -31F windchill. So very cold!!!!! The medallion for the QAL is looking wonderful. Such a cute bird.

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  7. Ciao Karen, non so se hai letto la posta la settimana scorsa, ma volevo alcune informazioni riguardo l'ordine dei tuoi libretti per gli esagoni. Li vorrei acquistare ma volevo prima sapere se vengono inviati per posta all'indirizzo di casa o con PDF per posta. Poi ho la possibilità di pagare solo con una prepagata e volevo sapere se è possibile. Attendo risposta e nel frattempo ti ringrazio e saluto. Silvana

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  8. what a lovely bird applique...

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  9. Lovely hexie heart Karen and what lovely crafty useful gifts. Hope you had a great Valentine´s day.

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  10. Hi Karen, thanks for answering my question.

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  11. What lovely gifts for someone who deserves a little spoiling.

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