Saturday, July 2, 2011


Managed to get the Hope Valley hexagon project finished up a couple of days ago. The quilting went really quickly and binding it was a snap. It's been awhile since I've done something smaller like this.

The back is an older Amy Butler print (Martini in mustard) and I was pleased with how well it coordinates with the Hope Valley stripe.

Originally, I was planning to make a bag with the hexagon panel but I liked it all laid out so much that I changed my mind and made a table runner. After finishing it, though, I put it on top of a cabinet we have in our dining area and it's like it was MADE to go right there. I probably couldn't have made it fit so perfectly if I had tried. And let's face facts - it's much less likely to get all crusty with kid/food debris than if it was on the table.

This was a really fun project to work on while we had company and I couldn't really get to my machine. So much so that I want to find another hand sewing project for the rest of the summer! Any suggestions?


  1. Love this! Consider yourself pinned...

  2. Oh that came out so lovely! And it really does look well suited for that spot, idyllic actually.

    I think you still might want a hexibag? That would continue your handwork...

  3. These are so pretty! I'm a novice sewer. Could you give some suggestions or directions on how to do something like this? How do you sew that diamond pattern in such straight lines? I go all over the place when I sew.


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