søndag, februar 19, 2012
I do like hexagons, and over the years have made quite a few hexie quilts. But hexies require hand stitching (I know there is a "roundabout" way of sewing hexies by machine, but the end result does not appeal to me that much. I just prefer to do them "the hard way"). Call it old age (!) but I find it increasingly overwhelming to stitch a whole large quilt by hand (this one is still about the same size as when you last saw it).
So hexie cushions suit me just fine. This one from last summer is the first one I made, and still a firm favourite. Yet last month I wanted to give another one a go. And this is the end result of it. Truth be told I was not at all sure about this one at the outset. But I like to think it turned out a-okey. I especially like the way it snuggles up in my old denim chair.
Fot the backing I have used one of my fave Cath Kidston fabrics (is it just me, or do you also find that Cath´s fabrics are not quite as pretty as they used to be...? To me the colours do not seem as fresh and bright any more). This particular fabric is in fact part of the curtain valance that used to dress the laundry window (and just in case you wonder... this is what the room looks like now).