Wednesday, 28 December 2016

the 'eventually' quilt

hello, hello, happy holidays everyone!
Lots of plans & projects in the pipeline, and yes, a little change in direction next year

First up, some summer sewing
... and I could no longer resist the pull of those hexis!

I'm using an old pattern called 'Candied Hexagons' by Kerry Dear
It's from an out of print magazine that I photocopied many years ago, maybe back in 2009?
The focus is on hexagons, how to slice them up and play with different variations.

Over the holidays, I raided my precious doilies, hankies & tablecloths drawer...

and rummaged through the stash...

I'm really excited about the fussy cutting possibilities with each hexi,
inspired by all these lovely ones here -
sweetsundayquilt a reworked version of the original colourful 'Candied Hexagons' pattern
by Emma at treehousetextiles

Everyday I've sewed a couple more... they make up quickly on the machine...
and it's great for just a little summer sewing inbetween everything else...

and just wanted to see some of my pretties up next to each other....

I'm having lots of fun upcyling these embroideries into my 'eventually' quilt
{need to think of a better name!}
it'll be a while before I can actually start putting it all together... but I'm loving the vintage handmade look

What are your sewing plans for the new year?

Linking up with Cynthia for 'oh scrap'  here at quiltingismorefunthanhousework
with Lorna here for 'lets bee social' #157
and with Kelly here for 'needle and thread Thursday'

a bit more #55
LOVE upcycling & re-using, a great way of valuing those lovely old embroideries and doilies
Lots of memories here in these two earlier quilts I've made


Julie said...

Your hexis are looking good, I am working on Sue Spargo project with my sister and Santa gave me The New Hexagon book for Christmas, so I think I am seeing hexi variations in my future too. All the best for 2017 and happy creating.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I really love how this one is coming together. I have boxes of old embroidery pieces and have been looking for ideas on how to use them. Now you have me thinking :)

Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

Nifty Quilts said...

These are so pretty! Love your up cycling of the the embroidered finds. Happy and creative 2017 to you!

Mystic Quilter said...

What a wonderful way to use your doilies etc. I have lots inherited from an aunt and old embroidered table cloths which Mum made when I was small. The fabrics you're using were obviously just made for mixing with these embroideries.

Raewyn said...

What an inspiring project! I love the start you have made :-)

pandchintz said...

That looks like so much fun! Great blocks. Love your new header too.

Meredith said...

Wow, this is such a light and lovely project! I'm on a little vacation at the moment, but when I get back I look forward to sewing up some new couch cushion covers that I have planned!

Kate said...

Ohhhh, so very pretty! What a beautiful pattern for all your embroidered linens.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Thanks Maureen There’s not a lot of time at present for sewing here, but when I can I make a couple more blocks.
They are certainly quite addictive, and sweet!
I’ve played with embroideries & quilts before, lots of fun, lots of memories. And really nice to recycle some of my mum’s doilies.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is going to be so pretty, Linda! I love all the sweet fabric and embroidery you're putting together!

Kaja said...

What a brilliant idea, using all those old treasures in the hexies; they match your fabric choices beautifully. I also like all the variations in the hexagons themselves. This is going to be great.