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. 


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.


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 ;)


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


Anonymous 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. :)

Anonymous 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.