Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mini Hexi Scrap Quilt ~ English Paper Piecing

I saved ALLLLLLLLLLL the scraps from
I saved every tiny piece and used them every where and I'm still using them now. 
For example, I used them on the wedding programs and her thank you notes. 
I was craving a quick Hexi project, something I could do quickly and not get bogged down into a project lasting years. 
I think these are half inch pieces.  I like to buy my paper from Paper Pieces.  I know you can make your own and I do when desperate, but I don't have time for that.  Support small business and some very nice people who have done the work for you.  :) 
I went traditional with the green paths through the garden.  I didn't have enough scraps of this size to make flowers so I just did the diamond thing....went a little rainbow-ish with the placement.  It turned out lovely and original (enough). 
The backing, I used a green Christmas type of fabric, incase the owner wants to use it as a table runner.  I like using green as backings because it can be used throughout the year for so many different holidays and seasons.
The binding is original feedsack fabric found while thrifting.  I absolutely LOVE it.  I'm afraid to use old feedsacks in quilts that will be heavily utilized by my chilly family.  I like using them in wall hangings or table pieces though. 

Oh, and I hand quilted it too. 
Hand pieced and hand quilted. 


Pooh loves the green garden paths the best. 
Mama likes the flower beds. 

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WindyLou said...

How did I not see this in progress on IG? Too cute & you know how much I love all things hexie.

Sarah said...

That is adorable!!! I have always wanted to do a hexi quilt. I bought a ruler for making bigger hexi - but haven't sat down to figure it out yet.

How big is that whole thing? Too cute!


Michelle said...

That is simply beautiful! I have my hexies cut out I just have not started them yet.

Art and Sand said...

I have made 3 Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts - 2 small baby quilts and 1 large full bed quilt.

I like having something quick to grab to work on at night . You have inspired me to get the pieces ready to make another quilt.

Missy Shay said...

How pretty! I have not done any EPP yet, but I will one day!

Michele said...

really cute!

Sharon said...

This is simply gorgeous! The details are so nice and interesting. I haven't done any type of quilting. I do sew a little, though. Just simply splendid. How long did it take you to do this project?

Make It Or Fix It Yourself!

Muv said...

Hello AllyJo,

Absolutely beautiful. I love all the tiny prints, perfect for the tiny pieces.

Love from England,

Anna said...

That is such a cute little mini! I love the hand stitching detail :)

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Allison said...

fantastic EPP! great photo of Pooh, also :)

Robin Buster said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors. Thank you for sharing it on this weeks Creative Muster. Now that you found our party I hope that you'll continue to join us every Tuesday evening.

KaHolly said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love working small and I'm addicted to scraps.

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