Hexie Pillow

I'm so happy to share a finish today~
This is the first sizeable project that I started and finished in 2013. 
(I have been working on a bunch of long-term big quilts in my poorly lit sewing room that I'd love to post about, but the window of opportunity to get good photos is so small... I'll keep trying)
This is the Hexagon pillow project from my book (see below) and I made this one to be raffled off at a promo event my publisher is going to next week.  The pattern is amazingly simple and a great one to start with if you want to give EPP a try.  I also think pillows are a good option when you want to try out a new EPP shape or pattern but you're not ready to commit to a whole quilt (or just end up with another UFO).  I'm itching to test out some other pattern ideas myself..
For this pillow I chose a color palette and then pulled fabric from my stash.  It may seem a little "patriotic", but you've got to forgive me, I was watching West Wing on Netflix at the time..
 There's a mix of new and old-- Salt Air, Laura Gunn, old Japanese import whales, a blue floral I bought at Joann's in college, and some vintage florals (the white hexie in the bottom right of the above pic must have been a shirt or something-- silky cotton but a really tight weave-- hell to stitch through!). 
I quilted intersecting diagonal lines in blue perle cotton, with 1/4" tape as a guide.

And in related news,


it's here!!

My advanced copies have arrived and I'm in the process of packaging them up and shipping them off to the lovely quilters who contributed to the project.  (Earamichia, Bernadette, Clare, Lesly-- check your mailboxes soon~~).  I've also been showing it off to anyone who will listen, isn't that terrible!?  But I piece at the local library while George is at StoryTime, and the librarians are always asking me about what I'm making so... it's great to finally be able to show them.
(The receptionists and nurses at my OB's office were happy to see it too, they'd heard quite a lot about it during my pregnancy..)

The book cover has hexies, and there's a hexie pillow project inside (along with a couple other hexie projects), but I want to reassure you-- the book is not just about hexagons!  I know it's just a tease, but the quilt the book is lying on-- my Travel Quilt #3, that's in there too, as well as some combo-shape projects.  Can't believe it will be on shelves next month already (and sooner in the UK!).  If you see it out there, please let me know~

Comments

  1. I will be looking for it and will take a picture of it on the shelves for you!!!

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  2. I can't wait to get my copy. :)

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  3. I'll have to buy it. You were the one who got me started on EPP, so it's all your fault that I'm hooked.

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  4. Great pillow! And I think those fussy cut flowers are perfect...as is your hand quilting!

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  5. I received my copy today from amazon uk¡¡¡ I am working on other things but I'll be reading it soon.

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  6. Will definitely have to get a copy of this. I've never done EPP but have been dying to give it a try.

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  7. I have just received my copy from Amazon Uk and I am so pleased with it!!

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  8. I ordered a copy from amazon Uk yesterday afternoon and received it today. It is a brilliant book and well worth every penny. Lots of varied patterns and the resources to broaden the horizons of EPP even more.A massive thumbs up from me

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  9. Awesome pillow and that it's all stash is even better! I hope you'll consider linking to my next hexie linky party - 5/17/13

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  10. Received my copy this week its a great book with plenty for beginners and more experienced EPP ers (im in the UK) but have mentioned it to the girls on the Quilters club of America site as we are doing an EPP sampler quilt in the paper piecing group and i think the girls will like this book it gives a different perspective to the traditional look of EPP.
    Regards
    Frances

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  11. I've got to look for that book. BTW your pillow is gorgeous! Love the big stitch quilting and the fabrics you used for it.

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