Saturday, March 26, 2011

An Old Project and a Newer One

This is really old - the late 80's would have been when I machine appliqued this.  It was a block for a class that I taught in the little quilt shop in Chillicothe way back when.  I was doing satin stitch applique at the time.  You can tell by the fabrics that it is old.  Love the colors, though.  I had never finished it and quite some time ago I ran across it and finished the applique.  It's put together to be a pillow and now all I need is to stuff it.  I brought the stuffing and the pillow upstairs so maybe I will do some stuffing this evening.  I seamed in about an inch from the edge to make a little border.  I like that look in a pillow.
Here's some hexies.  I have been playing with them some and they look rather pretty all together. You can see all my basting threads and one of the little flowers still has two pieces loose.  They will all be nice and neat when they get to where they will be.  Saw a quilt on the internet done in a strippy style that was really pretty and didn't need hundreds of the hexies which I would rather not make.  Think I would enjoy hand appliquing rows of these separated by another strip of some kind -  small quilt blocks or applique.  Will be thinking about it.  Always fun thinking about putting something new together.  Have a great weekend out there!  (Click to enlarge)

5 comments:

Leslie said...

I adore the pillow, it would be so pretty in a sun lite room. The hexies are a nice project for you to take to sit and sews and other events when you need portable sewing. They are very pretty. I love the batiks, I have often thought that a dresden plate would be just wonderful made with batiks, just to switch it up a bit.

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful pillow. Those colors are back to being popular again today. Great hexies!

Jewels said...

Carol your pillow looks like it is right back in style = can't wait to see what you do with the hexies (see you have quite a crowd of followers these days LOL)....J

Pokey said...

Your fabric selections on that pillow would never have given away its age! How nice to have a "new" finish with this one. Your hexies are jewel-like in their batiks....
:-}pokey

Karen said...

A beautiful block for a pillow Carol, the fabric is very pretty. I LOVE your hexagons!!!!!