Block 41 – Sew South

2016-07-03 11.06.53Cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater.  Well, kind of.  I glue basted a bunch of hexies a few months ago and decided to make a Patchwork of the Crosses quilt instead. I can’t explain why, but the regular hexagons just  don’t have that “wow” factor to me. I knew I wasn’t probably ever going to do anything with them, so when I saw the pattern today, I quickly measured them and sure enough – they were 1″ on each side, just like the pattern calls for.

Awesome!  I normally wouldn’t put these colors together but I’m trying to get as much contrast as I can into each block and since I was starting off with pink for the petals, I needed something darker to set it off.  And, I had just made one hexie with the darker color.

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I realized the pattern pretty much didn’t go with the petals but I still needed to make the 3/4″ center hexie which would cover most of that up.  All I needed to do for the seven 1″ petals was to pull out the cardboard that was in there, then iron it back into place.

I ironed a small piece of Heat ‘n Bond on the back of each petal to hold it into place long enough to sew it, then sewed around each petal with a blanket stitch.

I think the back side looks as neat as the front side, minus the color palette!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. zippyquilts says:

    I’m not fond of hexes, but that flower is pretty darn cute 😊

    1. Haha! I’m not fond of hexies either and I really don’t even know why. I thought I might make a Grandmother’s flowers quilt one day but something about the same exact shape a thousand times over just didn’t appeal to me.

  2. So pretty in pink! Gorgeous back side!

    1. WordPress thought your comment was spam for some reason – I had to go in and change it and then got a message that it was “un-spammed”. Apparently you shouldn’t talk about the back side of anything!

  3. I like how you came up with the center part, step by step, according to what was needed.

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