Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ready, Set, Swap

And they’re off!

This weekend I finished up the hexie potholders for Potholder Pass 4 on flickr.  My partner left it pretty open so I combined her color preferences with 2 things I never worked with before: linen and hexagons. 

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I enjoyed sitting on the couch, watching Season 1 of Pushing Daisies on netflix and hand stitching the hexagon flowers together.  At first the process was slow, but after the first one was assembled it started going much faster.  Then I hand stitched the hexies onto the linen following Part 3 of Julie’s hexagon tutorial.  Sandwiched with a few layers of insul-bright, a little straight line quilting, and I was finished.  Backing/binding was left over from the Bliss (by Bonnie and Camille for Moda) fat quarters.

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They turned out pretty big….close to 10x10.  Next time I’d make them slightly smaller.  I’ve got a Bliss hexagon flower left over so you know I’ll be making one for myself…someday ;)

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Now, here’s hoping they arrive safely and that my partner likes them!

5 comments:

aliasannajm said...

They're beautiful! And I'm sure your swap partner will love them.

I'll keep hoping that the ones you get in return are just as beautiful!

Christine said...

I loved that show! What happened to it?
Your potholders are beautiful!! I'm sure you're swap partner is going to love them. :)

Candi said...

These are soooo cute! Love that you used linen for them.

Creations by Rachel said...

I do love them! Thank you so much for the time you put into them - they are just great and I love hexies and linen! Great colors as well :). Thanks!

Angie said...

Very pretty! I am sure that she will love them.