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I’ve wanted to do this for a long time. I finally did it!
1. Frame a quilt top featuring the back with the lines printed on the fabric.
2. Feature a wonderful pressing technique.
3. Sew some seams by hand and some by machine in a “hybrid.”
4. Use only one fabric for all the shapes, some printed on the front instead of the back (above).
Do you have a quilt or a quilt top in your bathroom?
This has been a fun project. I’m happy with the results.
Hexagons press so beautifully that they were the perfect choice for this. The fabric had to be perfect too. I needed something with very soft colors to suit the room and the wrong side of this fabric was ideal.
One fabric? Yes. I printed some hexagons with the sewing lines on the back of the fabric and some hexagons with the sewing lines on the front. Since it was going to be hung with the back showing, it was important to be able to identify the front of the fabric in some of the shapes.
I used one of the worksheets in the Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($10 or free) to create a simple design that would fit the frame. The math is slightly more complicated for hexagons than for square blocks but the info in the design book makes it as easy as possible.
I needed to stay organized for chain piecing by machine. For this design, I decided that sewing rows of hexagons would work the best.
I was very organized but I still had to do a little bit of ripping, usually because I sewed a shape with the wrong side up.
Once all the rows were assembled, I joined the rows by hand with “continuous stitching”—turning a corner at the end of every seam.
I could sew a row in less than 20 minutes with two lengths of thread—a simple running stitch with back stitches. Continuous stitching is demonstrated in detail in the Hexagon Quilt Design Book.
Choosing the fabric, getting organized, chain piecing the rows, hand piecing, pressing, and framing only took a couple of days.
Now I will be able to invite anyone into our bathroom to admire the result. Monkey thinks it is a bit weird but that’s okay. Russ just laughs.
My non-quilting/non-sewing friends don’t always understand why I am so passionate about Inklingo and how it enables me and all quilters to make better quilts. Now I can show them.
I love machine piecing with Louise (Featherweight) and hand piecing with a running stitch so hybrid piecing is my favorite technique. I use it for Winding Ways too. Winding Ways – Quilting the Inklingo Way is an excellent resource for this kind of sewing and there is a $20 bonus offer available right now (above) that you should not miss.
I hope you love the lines too—and the way my quilt top is pressed. Thank you for visiting.
Let me know what quilts you have in your bathroom too, okay?