I like when ideas fall into my head without thought or endless pondering. How I planned to quilt the hexie cushion cover came to me yesterday. It might not suit all, but I do feel it will suit the recipient - and it will hold the layers together which it is all about after all.
I think I will let the stitching do the talking for me. Easiest way.
I embroidered flowers, or parts of flowers, all around the charcoal border. I just went free hand and stitched what I wanted, only staying within the rainbow colour scheme.
For the hexagon part of the cushion I did one flower, on the really dark purple hexagon. The rest I am 'tying' down with three simple stitches, at the corners where three hexagons meet. I have a lot more of these to do still.
Besides being happy with this 'quilting', I am feeling really virtuous because I cleaned my oven today. That does not happen often. Thankless task. I cook. A lot. It just gets dirty again really quickly. But this time I have an ace up my sleeve. I purchased one of those Teflon coated oven liners. Next time round I should just be able to pull that thing out, clean it and shove it back in. Job done! Yes, I am more than capable of ignoring the racks and telling myself if the bottom is clean then all of it is clean. Really, perfection is highly overrated.
Now I am eager to see the complete hexie cushion with the quilting! Di xReplyDelete
Me, too! The flowers are fantastic!ReplyDelete
Love the embroidery. I have a teflon liner for my cooker - best thing that ever happened to meReplyDelete
Gorgeous quilting sweets, and yeah, I want one of them liners cos I attempted an oven clean the other day and only managed to shift about 60% of the black....ReplyDelete
So, so lovely! What a creative addition!ReplyDelete
I'm just going to pretend I didn't see the stuff about your oven, just as I'm pretending not to see any stuff in my own oven.
that looks fab!ReplyDelete
inspired quilting, can't wait to see the final reveal.ReplyDelete
My recommendation http://www.ovenu.co.uk/ - that'll free up even more quilting time.ReplyDelete
I see what you mean by stitching came whilst doing the piecing together! Oven cleaning... Yeah that should begone one day...ReplyDelete
Fantastic! I love the little three stitch tie down and the light green and light purple flowers. What a fantastically unique idea, Susan!ReplyDelete
love the quilting, such inspirationReplyDelete
I agree with all the other comments. Very nice "quilting". Can't wait to see the whole thing .. what does the back look like?ReplyDelete
I am loving the direction this project is taking!ReplyDelete
Heavenly! It may not be for everyone but is certainly is for me!ReplyDelete
Loving the quilting, haven't you give this a back yet? :oPPPReplyDelete
100% with you on the oven cleaning.ReplyDelete
Your stitching is beautiful.
Beautiful!! Perfect! Really! Who cleans ovens???ReplyDelete
I havent cleaned my oven in a very very long time so kudos to you my friend. Im sending you a virtual gold star.ReplyDelete
I love the quilting on the hexie project. I think colourful and happy flowers were totally the way to go !
Ooh yes I like that quilting!ReplyDelete
The stitching looks beautiful Susan- love how you have matched the flower colours!ReplyDelete
LOVE the stitching!! The flowers look fabulous and those corner stitches are really cute!ReplyDelete
I chuck the racks in the dishwasher ;) Oh and since I'm pregnant I can't use oven cleaner, so that's my excuse!! x
Ooh, I can't wait to see the reveal! It looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
Hmmm very cheeky sneak peak today miss! but I adore what I see!! Those flowers are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I just keep tin foil in the bottom of my oven and chuck it & replace it every so often! Love what you're doing to the hexies!JxoReplyDelete
Oh your hand quilting looks beautiful! Love the little flowers!ReplyDelete
I love the hand quilting, those flowers are beautiful, perfect.ReplyDelete
Yuck to cleaning ovens.
They look great. I'm looking forward to seeing the whole thing.ReplyDelete
I really love that pillow, I think that you should send it to me. And I adore my self cleaning oven. A liner is the next best thing, great idea.ReplyDelete
Love the free form flowers, such a more personal touch. I don't cook a lot and it still gets dirty-what's with that!ReplyDelete
fantastic quilting- can't wait to see the finished article!ReplyDelete
So so cute SusieQ!!!ReplyDelete
Love the quilting, perfect for a fairly small project. Can't wait for the final showing.ReplyDelete
Oh, I ADORE it!!! Oven cleaning? Urgh...any chance you can persuade the girls it's funReplyDelete
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'...to play with a bicarb paste and the oven door?' Is what I was going to type before I was rudely interrupted ;o)
I L.O.V.E the way you quilted the cushion. Lucky recipient.ReplyDelete
Cleaning the oven...argh! Horrible and thankless job, just like dusting.
I love this quilting - can't wait to see the finished deal. I have one of those oven liners and I love it, love it.ReplyDelete