I used a layer cake of 1930s reproduction prints called "Chloe's Closet." To make it look like each hexagon is a separate piece, I quilted straight lines in the appropriate place:
Just admit that you've never seen anything so cute. I have enough to make another runner and a baby quilt with this fabric.
I had to take a photo with one of my "vintage" Pyrex bowls. So cheery. This belongs in a kitchen with one of those old fashioned refrigerators and a black and white checkered floor. Don't you think, Drusilla?!
Earlier this week I did a little inventory of all the sewing projects I have ingredients for. I even cut a lot of my pieces out before putting each project in a bag. (Who has two thumbs, a lot of fabric and no piano students right now?!) I pulled out one of the bags last night and got to work. Here is the result:
Fun, huh? I can't get enough of that French General Rural Jardin. Using the toile for the flower petals was a little problematic - I didn't want to cut anyone's face off or get another horse's bum. I love how it turned out.
This last project has been featured here before when I did the bulk of the work over Conference weekend. I decided to put it in the Eagle Mountain Quilt Show next weekend, so I had it quilted at a long arm quilter, then I hand sewed the binding. Wish me luck! I love to win stuff, you know.
I brought this quilt to my class several weeks ago and as my quilting friends were admiring it I noticed one of the pieces was upside-down. Bah! Thank goodness it was in a corner and relatively easy to fix. If it had been in the middle, I would have called it my Amish patch. (Did you know the Amish have a tradition of putting a "mistake" in their quilts because only God is perfect?)
Check Amy's blog for more fun stuff to do with fabric and obsessive compulsive disorder! And be on the look out for the pattern for our car seat blankets that we'll be selling soon. :)