Thursday, July 4, 2013

An Independent Hexie

It's Independence Day in the USA ~ a Red, White & Blue Day!

Last night, Mother Nature gave us her idea of fireworks when our mountain valley was treated to a thunderous display... I love thunderstorms.  And this sunny morning looks like a perfect picnic day at the lake.

One little solitary half hexie shape makes this sweet Hexie-Boat.  Added a triangle made from a folded 5" square for the sail, and a little 3" anchor, all applique'd with a blanket stitch to a 15" square of Maritime Modern background fabric, and we're ready to sail away.

I quilted the boat and outlined the print to give a little dimension.  I basted a couple yards of pom-poms around the edges, then folded a couple of fat quarters in half and overlapped to create the pillow back--trimmed and pinned to the pillow top, right sides together, then stitched all the way around and turned right side out through the open edges.

Short on pillow forms, I realized that I could fold up batting remnants to the perfect size, usually about 1" larger than the pillow itsself for a nice fill.  I used poly and wool batt for a soft, springy loft; 6 to 8 layers did the trick.  Later I'll stitch up muslin casings for easier changeout.

Let's meet here tomorrow for another installment of Hexie Week projects when we'll play in my "Hexagarden".  Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Day 1:  I See Hexagons...
Day 2:  Hexamacallits - Hexie Pillow/Zipper tute
Day 3:  Hexilicious PJ Pillow
Day 4:  An Independent Hexie
Day 5:  Hexie Hot Pad
Day 6:  Come to my Hexagarden
Day 7:  Hexarose
Hexie Half Ruler/Templates by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs
Half-Hexagon Dies by AccuQuilt


  1. That pillow is adorable. Never thought about useing batting....neat idea


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