Monday, March 15, 2021

Liberty Hexies Quilt finished!

 

Happy Monday!  

At long last, my Liberty Hexies quilt is finished.  Woo hoo!  And, sigh of relief!  I think I started it in June or July of last year.  My first and probably last EPP project.  My goal was to finish by the first day of spring!  

The colors are somewhat truer in the diffused light of our building "atrium." 


The hexies were my traveling companion, and Netflix companion, during the Covid year.   My "rule" was to use a lot of teals and greens. 


I thought about my beautiful children while I pieced it and included bits that reminded me of each of them.  




I was new to EPP and used an excellent tutorial from The Strawberry Thief to get going.  She has papers, templates, and precut hexies in a wide variety of Liberty fabrics on her website, and terrific Instagram content.  

There's also a small shop in Nippori that sells Liberty and they will cut widths as small as 10 cm,  so I've been indulging now and then.  Thus I was able to get a great variety going for this scrappy quilt.   

See this swimmer fabric?  It was part of a small line of Olympics themed Liberty fabrics I saw last year (kinda sad - and yet, Olympians must be some of the most resilient people on the planet, right?). 




Sewing the hexie flowers into "rows" and then all together, was sort of a slog, but what did I have in 2020 besides TIME? 




I used Dream Cotton batting, Request loft (very low loft), and a Liberty botanical print on the back: 

I machine quilted it very simply, in hanging diamonds, with monofilament in the needle and cotton thread in the bobbin. 

It's interesting - in the bright sunlight it has a pinkish glow - which I like - 

Really it's my second "soft quilt for hard times"  -  



gratefully xo

Cynthia 




25 comments:

  1. A beautiful quilt Cynthia, it has a wonderful glow and just looks so soft and inviting.

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  2. Just a lovely finish, Cynthia!! Gorgeous array of fabrics hugs, Julierose

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  3. All I can say is wow! I adore this soft and "springy" quilt. I know it took a long time to piece, but what memories you now have when you look down on all those bits of 2020 history. I cannot believe how fast you quilted it. It is so nice to have something beautiful and arm from such an anxiety ridden year.

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  4. oops, I mean "warm"! Stupid fingers.

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  5. Cynthia ... congratulations on this beautiful finish! I know what you mean about EPP, and I admire your perseverance, getting it done in your allotted time frame. The colors are gorgeous! I don’t think I ever heard of Liberty fabrics before you started making this quilt. So pretty, and with a definite identifiable look, which I am now tuned into. Perfect for Spring!

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  6. It's lovely. Great job. Hugs

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  7. Wow! Your quilt is absolutely stunning. I didn't realize how close you were to finishing. I love the softness of the larger hexie flowers next to each other. I can't tell where the rows are. It all melts together in a beautiful way. And then to quilt it yourself. Congrats! It will have a very special meaning for 2020.

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  8. A beautiful quilt! I love how you used lots of teals & greens to give a little focus to the overall yummy scrappy look. I also love how some hexi flowers stand out & others recede. An heirloom for sure.

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  9. What a beautiful quilt! I love the Liberty fabrics, but have resisted buying them since they are expensive! Nice to have the option of purchasing small pieces. It’s a lot of fun making hexies but I agree with you that it’s a bit of a slog sewing them together. Worth it, though! Congratulations on your finish!

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    1. Gladi, thank you! Yes they are expensive and precious. Yes making the hexie flowers was so fun!

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  10. Quite lovely. Tons of work but so worth it. It's a treasure. Congrats!

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    1. Lynn, thank you! You are a no-reply blogger so I can't email you.

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  11. Such a beautiful finish. I love your quilt and how it changes colours in different light.
    It holds a lot of love, thoughts and memories of this stressful time - it is a treasure.

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  12. Love the warm colors in your Liberty Hexies quilt. It looks so warm and inviting. A lovely finish!

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  13. I just spent a lovely half hour catching up on all your posts. What a lovely transported feeling seeing all of your beautiful photos and fun adventures as well as that darling grandbaby. This quilt is wonderful and the fabrics will make it something to never tire of looking at. I'm so glad I took the time to visit, thanks for such a lovely tour!

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  14. You hexi size looks about size wise like the one I've been working on, on and off for ages. Mine are in 1800's reprints. It is currently in time out.

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    1. They are 2 inch hexies (each side of the hexie measures 2 inches) and a nice size. I bet yours is gorgeous, even in time out;).

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  15. Lovely! You must be delighted that it is done...xoox

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  16. It is a MASTERPIECE! Isn't it fun to work with Liberty fabrics? There is such a variety! Just the soft touch under my fingers makes me smile. You are going to miss working with them!

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  17. Congrats on a gorgeous finish! I can totally relate to your "one and done" approach to EPP.

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  18. This is such a wonderful quilt! A 'soft quilt for hard times' indeed. You're always going to remember the tough days of 2020 when you use this quilt. So sweet.:)

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  19. Wow Cynthia! That is so wonderful! And I enjoyed all the sentiment that you sewed into your quilt. And, gasp, it even makes me want to try EPP! LOL! There is something so peaceful about hand work like that and with the world still so topsy turvy I really need abit of that right now! take care, cw

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  20. Another beautiful Cynthia-quilt. I admire your persistence in keeping up with the hexies, and getting it finished in the covid year. I loved the touches of hexies that remind you of your children, and how beautiful it all looks together in Liberty fabrics. A notable accomplishment in a really hard year. Congratulations on this finish!

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