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Well, I had been thinking, what if I took the Taking Names block that I've been working on for the swap, and made some to make a pillow cover out of.. a Giant Hexagon Pillow.
I decided to make the blocks all exactly the same, so that when I formed the triangles into the giant hexie, there would be a asterisk shape to the center and a natural occurring border around the whole thing. I also fussy cut the centers. I like how it turned out. (Keep your eye out for Beth's new pattern @ EvaPaige Quilt Designs). Free PR. :)
Looking at the fabrics I used, I hope the houses don't get too lost.. The houses (or stalls--Market Stalls by Alexander Henry) are so cute! I LOVE that fabric. The others are coordinates and the background is Oval Elements, that I got at the Fat Quarter Shop.
Six blocks sewn together into a giant hexie in a couple of hours. A fun break. Now I've got to decide how I'm going to turn it into a pillow cover.. borders to square it up, or just make a back and stuff it into a hexie pillow..
In the meantime, I'll be working away on my last set of swap blocks and mailing them all out tomorrow. Here's the set that I finished up yesterday. The recipient asked for black, white and grey to go with her blue strips.
The last set sent tan strips and asked for "funky" earth tones, and said to feel free to think outside the box. Hmmm.. ? Telling me to use funky tones and think outside the box.. could be dangerous. I hope she likes what I send.
Any suggestions as to how to turn the giant hex into a pillow.. cover? make it square first? just make a back and stuff it? ruffle? Input appreciated! Thanks for dropping by. :)
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Definitely keep the hexie shape! Just do an envelope style (sew the front and back right sides together, leave a space for turning, then turn it right side out) You could even add piping in the seam, or topstitch around the edge to give the look of piping. Great job by the way :)
The pillow is very cool looking! I am in the minority, but I'd probably make it square just so I could buy a pillow form for it:)
I love the Market Stalls prints! I saw them online this weekend and seriously considered getting some. The bright colors in the hexi paired with the oval elements is a look I really like!