Friday, January 17, 2014

TGIFF Vintage Hexie Finished!

This little cutie is finished at last! I think it is about 30 x 36. I used a cheater fabric that I did intend to sell when I first purchased it a while back. As happens on occasion, by the time I did a vinegar/baking soda soak, then a wash and press, I knew it would not make it to my Etsy site ;-)

I figured it would be so simple to make a sandwich and quilt it! It's just baby size, and the quilting lines are printed right on this cheater fabric!
Of course, it was actually very slow-going. The stitches had to be small enough to cover the marked lines, and I went super slow so that I could stop accurately at each intersection. Plus, there was a lot of back-tracking. You can really see it on the back since I choose yellow. I liked the beehive look, but I do wish I had used something to mask the stitching instead..
I love the binding fabric, although I do not remember now what it is. I remember purchasing it in Spokane about five years ago or so. It is one of those that has wound it's way into many of my quilts.

Baby Hexie sat in Mr Juki's lap far too long! I had a hard time sewing more than a half hour or so at a time. I am so happy to have this finish, and I thought I would link up and celebrate!



  1. That is so pretty. Love the black stitching. It makes it really stand out.

  2. Congrats on the finish!! That quilting looks like it would take forever. I like how the black makes the colors pop.

  3. Fabulous! Love the black lines, they make the fabric POP!
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  4. This is awesome! That quilting is intense. Good job for finishing it. I'm sure I would have given up long ago. I love how the black thread looks, especially on the back. Thanks for sharing and for linking up with TGIFF!

  5. That turned out so sweet!! Why do things take so much more time to make, than we anticipate??

  6. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

  7. Wow, your quilt is so great.
    Grit from Germany

  8. Oh my GOODNESS! That quilting is quite intense! I think, after spending so much time up close and personal with this project, you are being too hard on yourself. I love the look of the bee hive stitch pattern on the backing. Yes, you do deserve a Whoop, Whoop!

  9. I think it's lovely! i just bought some quilting fabric from you on eBay and was excited to find your business card listing this website. I'm bidding on a ton of hexagonal pre-cut quilt pieces that I'd LOVE to make something for my 103 year old grandmother...who has made no less than three quilts for every grandchild...that's a lot! Having just gotten married entitled me to another quilt! So your hexagons have inspired me and the fabric you sent did as well. Wish me luck in making a quilt for a true master!

  10. @Clementine
    I am so glad you found my site and wish I could reply directly! (you are no-reply blogger)

    You're Grandmother does sound like a true master! Good Luck!

  11. Ohh love the colours. It is not often I like hexes but you almost have me thinking about this one! Congrats on getting it finished.


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