Friday, August 23, 2013
New Hexie Pillow
Well I had planned on finishing this pillow last Friday but I had a few problems sewing the hexies together this time and I ended up finishing it today. This pillow is very similar to this one that I made. I again followed the directions from this magazine for the top of the pillow, used Good Fortune Charm squares, and Angela's tutorial for the envelope enclosure (I think the next one I will be able to do without instructions). This time I used invisable thread to sew the hexies together. I had to sew them twice because after the first time they ripped apart. I didn't have this problem the first time so I am uncertain if it is me or the thread. I hope they stay together because this pillow is a gift. Has anyone else had a tricky experience with invisible thread? This time I used a lighter background and quilted in a matching color. I think I like it better than using a contrasting color like I did the last time. I do enjoy making pillows. It is like making a little quilt without the fuss of binding.
I am linking up with Finish it Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts.