Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vingette and Hexie's...

Have you seen Vingette magazine?
It's an Austrailian magazine and has been hard to find here in the good ole USA...
but as luck would have it...I found mine


 In issue #2 there is a hexagon quilt that Kassidy and I both  fell in love with...
(we both have an ongoing hexi crush:)
We decided that we would make
the quilt together. 

 Some of the fabric that was used in
the original quilt is
Sweet Broderie by Rosalie Quinland.
We both love this line and so we
decided to use
it for our quilt too.
The quilt also has embroidered flowers on
some of the hexagons...fun!


 We will be using Cosmo embroidery floss...yummy!

Don't you just love the planning part of making a quilt?...I do:)
We need to make 980 hexies that we will stitch together to make 140 flowers.
We will also embroider on 59 hexagons.

You know I can't make a quilt
without gingham...
so we added my
Sew Cherry red gingham
along with a few others into the mix!

Along with several polka dots...

And a few more pieces of Sew Cherry and a couple of sweet strawberry prints for
extra cuteness.

 Cutting out the hexies was quick and fun.
We die cut them using the same method that I showed you long ago in my tutorial...
here. 
 We will paper piece the hexies just like this...

 And stitch the flowers together just like this.

We have them all cut now and ready to go.

 Kassidy thought the pile of fabric scraps that were leftover looked like confetti and were
"too cute to throw away"...

So she stuffed them all in a jar!
I have no idea what she'll do with them...
I'm sure she'll think of something:)
xx
Lori
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18 comments:

Mona said...

The hexagonquilt is just wonderful. I have made a smaller quilt in Strawberry Fieldsfabrics from Moda. I also stitch strawberry. You can se the quilttop on my blog. Have a nice day. Hugs from Norway.

liz said...

That is such a cute pile of fabric you have cut for your quilt. I live in Australia and have never heard of the magazine. How often is it published?

May Kristin said...

Enjoy your time stitching this quilt! I am! :-)

Rosa-Munda said...

I love the idea of an embroidered hexie centre. Good luck with all those hexies! Ros

Suburban Stitcher said...

I love the fabrics that you're coordinating with this one! Sew Cherry goes with everything :)

Sarita said...

Gorgeous! I love hexies, and those with the embroidered flowers make me smile.

Pam said...

Darling! I love all your ideas & bright fabric choices. I saw something in a clothing store yesterday that would be perfect for your scraps.... a jute cord, strung across a room with bright colored fabric strips knotted on every few inches. it reminded me of those tibetan prayer flags, sort of. Your little pieces would be perfect for that.

Lori said...

I have recently gotten addicted to hexies, this quilt is going to be gorgeous!

My Vintage Mending said...

This is one of my favorite magazines...Fabric patch co. from AU is my source. I have been posting about this fantastic mag. since it came out. I can't wait to see what yours looks like. Love that Kass is helping..maybe Claire would...smiles...Renee

Julie said...

I just ordered the first three issues of Vignette. So much for stash buying for a while! I can't wait for them to arrive though!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your stack of fabrics and floss make me smile. I love the colors and patterns you have chosen, so bright and happy. It sounds like such a big job, I'm still a beginner and terrified of the thought of 900+ pieces. I'll be watching for the finished quilt:>)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are so quick it amazes me. You get so much done. I've been kind of a slug this summer. No end in sight yet. Too much going on. I'm super jealous of this quilt!

Sharon said...

What pretty photos Lori. So bright and colorful! Love the hexie's. I wanna make that too. So much to do and so little time right??
Love all your posts your doing. Keep em coming.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

Well that is just the cutest thing ever! Now all I want to do is make hexies too!

Pat said...

I love the fabrics you have chosen. I too am working on a hexie quilt but I am using scraps that I have and my hexies are in different sizes. I can't wait to see yours done. I wish I had a cutter to cut the hexies out so quick. I am sure I will love your finished hexie quilt.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Lori, from one of your Aussie followers. I have not bought that magazine but I know some ladies who absolutely love it.
Regarding all of your leftover fabric pieces- I did see a project a long time ago, can't remember where, using fabric 'confetti" the fabric was cut into very small pieces, placed on a plain fabric block, then had see-through fabric placed on top, and stippled quilted over. it looked quite good, and a little different from the usual scrap quilts. :)

Tina said...

You have one of the BEST blogs I have seen -- just love it!

Farmhouse Blessings said...

I was looking for vintage cards on Ebay and came across this one ... thought you might want to take a peek ... its a vintage valentine that says I've got a bee in my bonnet that You're my valentine. So cute!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130518136971&category=70979&_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

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