I love the many variations of what you can do with something as simple as these shapes -
There is something infinitely relaxing about sitting there quietly, needle in hand, stitching them together. Not that I am making a declaration to suddenly produce a whole quilt with epp hexies. But I would definitely think that they are in my life for good now.
Now, the big reveal (thank you for your patience).
I sat down amd worked out what to do with the back this morning, with some helpful suggestions received from some of you. I went with what was probably the easiest option. I pieced some fabrics in a rainbow strip to augment my sadly depleted Kona Charcoal supply. I did not go for a hidden zip, and probably should have.
I placed the zip down the middle of the rainbow fabrics and, despite several attempts, failed to get the fabrics to match up their seams on either side of the zip. Deciding that perfection was highly overrated and that it was the back of the cushion after all, I went with the final attempt and am
A little hand stitching made it slightly less boring. And took the eye away from the mismatched seams. Well, that was my cunning plan at least.
I like the details I managed to get into this cushion. Favourite fabric scraps. Little bits of embroidery. Hand stitching. My beloved perle cotton used in abundance.
And that is it. Finally, a project finished this summer. What a relief. I thought it was going to be a total washout just like the weather!
I am going to link this post up with a.squared.whttp://www.asquaredw.com/ who is featuring a Festival of Hexagons. If you have popped over from over there, then thank you for visiting. If not, you should head on over because there is some pretty amazing hexagon inspiration over there.
it looks great... any one wants to critasize the back... ask them to do a better job!! xxReplyDelete
Oh you did a brilliant job on this one - lucky recipient! xxxReplyDelete
It really is fabulous, LOVE it!ReplyDelete
I am totally in love with this!ReplyDelete
It is stunning, your hand stitching is beautiful and the colours are glorious.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful, the hand stitching makes it even more special.ReplyDelete
Yup, still love itReplyDelete
As I've been known to say, the back is highly overrated ! When I've had a haircut I'm not sure why the hairdresser asks if I'd like to see the back! No! I never look at the back of my head! Anyway, your cushion is great!ReplyDelete
WOW susieQ! It's frigging awesome. I love how the hexies all melt together into a sea of rainbow goodness! And I love the back. The aqua zipper is gorgeous. Have one of the girls claimed it already? Lucky them if so ;-)ReplyDelete
Eeeek!!!! That is super califreakingawseome Susan!ReplyDelete
I love the back . In fact I adore the whole thing.
Oh what a brill wee cushion - cannot fail to put a smile on the lucky recipient's face! I agree with everything you said about the pleasures of EPP hexies. I picked up on mine again on hols and enjoyed them sooooo much, they're like six sided therapy.ReplyDelete
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cushion! I just caught up with some of your previous posts as well as I have been away for a few days, so it was interesting to see your quilting/embroidering journey and you must be thrilled with how it's turned out. I love the back too. What a lucky recipient.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous Pillow Susan - love your cute little stitched hexies on the back!ReplyDelete
Oh Suz I really love this. All the details are so lovely, and the colours, and the flowers, and the shapes, and, and ... You have excelled yourself! Beautiful! JxoReplyDelete
Love it. Have really enjoyed watching the process.ReplyDelete
Woot, love, love, love this! Good luck :o)ReplyDelete
Lovely pillow and the stitching is devine!. Beautiful fabric and colors. Well done! Thanks for sharing. Judith, TexasReplyDelete
I've sid it before and I'll say it again, it's absolutely perfect and if it is accidentally shipped to Oz it will be very happy in my home.ReplyDelete
It is beautiful! I especially love the embroidery, such a nice extra touch. The back is also lovely. And good for you for a finish, sorry about the rainy day.ReplyDelete
This is without doubt the most beautiful hexi cushion I have seen! I love all the little details in it, how,the colours flow and I even love the blue zip! The stitchery is perfect! Fabulous!ReplyDelete
It looks awesome. I love the hand stitching in all the different colours. Well done!ReplyDelete
love the hexi stitches on the back!ReplyDelete
looks like we all want one Susan! Love it ! You are queen of awesome!ReplyDelete
this is beautiful and I love the little stitched flowers etc all over this love it so much! xxxxReplyDelete
It is amazing! Love the hand stitching details!ReplyDelete
beautiful Susan is anyone allowed to use it lovely hand stitced flowers and i love the hexi with the plasters on it :))))ReplyDelete
Lovely cushion, lovely fabrics, lovely blog. The little flowers round the edge of the hexies just make it so different. xCathyReplyDelete
That looks great! Lots of lovely details that make it extra special :)ReplyDelete
I am reading blogs out of order, so you already know I love this!ReplyDelete
It's marvellous misses!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! Good luck!ReplyDelete
I am working fast on my project to enter too - almost done! Those hexies are addicting!
Your pillow is lovely!!! I especially like the hand quilted hexies on the back. Such a nice touch!ReplyDelete
I love everything about this cushion- just gorgeous! XReplyDelete
This is just stunning. Love all the detailsReplyDelete
Wow! So nice! It turned out great.ReplyDelete
This is the most amazing cushion I've ever seen! Fantastic job! What an inspiration!ReplyDelete