Saturday, 31 March 2012

Wing It to Hexagon Park

I happily finished this quilt today, just in time to give it to one of my dearest friends at her baby shower tomorrow :)

I used Lynne's wonderful pattern Hexagon Park and used the great fabric Just Wing It, which I won a layer cake of from the talented Maureen. Thanks to these amazing ladies! Also huge thanks to Laura for suggesting I put the two together, you have such great taste (and have become one of my idols)! I'm pleased with how it turned out. For a special baby girl my 'Wing It to Hexagon Park' quilt:


I didn't put the border on from the pattern but I think it works well without it and since this is a gift for baby and mummy it's just big enough! The backing is one of the sheets that belonged to my Great Aunt and the binding is Kona ice frappe (a contender for the backing for my Rose Stars but not the final choice!!)



I did big loopy quilting, which reminded me I must do fmq practice!! It's not too bad though and I'm glad I did it large because it's kept the quilt nice and soft. I just hope she loves it.


In other news it's been an amazing fabric week! Thank you so much to everyone that joined in and supported the Stale Stash Swap, I got some awesomeness as a result and hope you did too!

First up from the lovely Kerry at PennyDog these delights, the one on the right is her own fabulous design!


She also very kindly sent these cute charms and brilliant buttons (that I had to wrangle away from my daughter!!)


I got these lovely prints from the fabulous Jess at The Elven Garden. I've been a bad blogger recently but I just went over there and she's working on some gorgeous projects, she has such a great eye for creating fabric combinations! I will be using the Habitat (on the right) in my Rose Star quilt


Then some scrummy DS from my wonderful friend Susan at Patchwork n Play



If you haven't seen it already you have to check out her AMAZING farmer's wive quilt, Sunnybrook Farm, which incorporates these yummy fabrics and more! It's spectacular!

I also got half a yard of this Spirographix from the talented and hilarious Danny at Mommy For Reals


I'm honestly in love with it!! The colours are so gorgeous, more so in real life. Now just thinking how to put this to good use :)

Finally I had a conundrum recently when I found out I was the very lucky winner of a fat quarter bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop, thanks to their great St. Patrick's Day giveaway on the Jolly Jabber as part of the Quilting Gallery's blog hop. Why the conundrum? Because I had to chose my prize!! I know, I know, what a tough job!! It was really hard though, they have so much choice and so many great lines. I was thinking with my head though. I have so many projects on my To Sew List and a stash of fabric to make them with. I like buying fabric for a project or knowing what I'm doing with fabric as soon as I've bought it!! So aside from this stash of fabric I have accumulated that is already assigned to quilts I'm going to make, I don't have much else. Really I didn't need another set of prints, although there's so many scrummy ones, so I was sensible (??) and got this:


An utterly delicious FQ bundle of Pure Organic Kona Cotton Solids. It so gorgeous!! Thank you so much to the Fat Quarter shop team for the great giveaway and the amazing customer service as always :)

Out of general nosiness what bundle would you have picked??


31 comments:

  1. I LOVE your baby quilt, Lucy! How could your friend NOT love it? So cute!! And look at all that fabric yumminess. I LOVE your choice from FQS. I might have picked that one, too, as I don't have many solids, and I love how the colors look stacked up like that. Hope you're having a great weekend!
    xo
    Kelli

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  2. Love the baby quilt, it looks great. Lucky you, great prize, love that bundle of Kona solids.

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  3. The quilt looks gorgeous! Loving those giant hexies!!! Ooooo some great swap fabrics there! Awesome bundle of solids!! =D

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  4. Beautiful quilt, I love the just wing it line and it looks fantastic in the Hexagon park pattern! Congrats on your bundle win, I love the fabrics you chose.

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  5. I love that quilt, you did a grand job!

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  6. Great job on the baby quilt. I wish I could quilt more than straight lines. Love the solids that you picked from FQS....good pick.

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  7. Gorgeous quilt. It's really stunning.

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  8. Fab hexies, and ove your bundle choice. I'm living in a wee vacuum at the moment and deliberately not checking new lines out, so not a clue what I'd have picked!

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  9. I love your quilt! Just Wing It is one of my favorites, even though I don't have much of it. I got your fabrics in the mail too, but I haven't blogged it yet. :( Next week!

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  10. what a cute baby quilt, was that from charms? or how big is the hexagon? and GOOD choice on the FQ bundle, you'll use that in a SNAP!

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  11. That quilt is awesome. I just recently won a Little Apples Layer Cake and even before I won I knew I wanted to make the Hexagon Park Quilt with it!
    Love your FQ bundle!

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  12. What a darling quilt and I just love your solids choice - awesome!

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  13. Beautiful quilt, Lucy! Wing it has always been one of my favorite fabric lines! Solid fabric is always a perfect choice!

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  14. Your wingin hexies is lovely, I'm sure it'll be a big hit :-) Looks like you've totally scored with the fabric too!

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  15. Love your solids stack. What an awesome prize!

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  16. Love your quilt! Pretty pattern and great fabrics....also love that backing. :-)

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  17. My family budget deeply appreciates that I can expand my stash vicariously through this post :) Man, oh man, I am jealous of all this new inspiration, though!

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  18. Oh I love your hexagon quilt! Just wing it is still one of my faves (even after the long time in the making commissions :p) And that stack of solids is to die for!
    Thanks for your lovely words by the way x x

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  19. Thanks for the extra traffic over at my Sunnybrook Farm post! I love the Hexagon Park quilt! Very pretty! And look at that solid stash! I am seriously envious! What a wonderful prize! Enjoy!

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  20. Your baby quilt is gorgeous.

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  21. That is a gorgeous baby quilt, and you've done a great job gathering up more lovely fabric!

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  22. Hexagon Park is lovely, and didn't you do well!
    I think I would have chosen something right out of my norm, just because I could!

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  23. Love your quilt, your friend will adore it I am sure.
    Well done on winning that bundle - wow.

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  24. Loving the baby quilt, how could your friend not like it, its amazing

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  25. I love the baby quilt! And your bundle! I suspect I'd still be deciding...

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  26. Really nice. Really nice. And really, really nice.

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  27. Gorgeous quilt Lucy!! And I love it without the borders!

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous! The binding is really pretty and I imagine it will look beautiful behind those rose stars if you choose it! I like your choice for your win, you can never go wrong with solids! I'd probably be in a fit of indecision still, but I think I may have gone with Hello Luscious. For some reason, I've been wanting to make a super girly quilt lately!

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  29. I LOVE your quilt, Lucy!! And, I know I'm late -- I was out of town for 4 days and the house we stayed at didn't have wifi, can you believe it!? I knew I wasn't aloud to sew, but no blogging either, gah! :) Well, I'm back now and am playing catch up today.

    Happy stitching!
    Maureen

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  30. Beautiful quilt! The colors are so lovely together :-)

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  31. The hexagons are gorgeous Lucy! A perfect modern day quilt in my book - she'll love it!

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