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 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?).
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" -