2014 Finish #10 – Country Girls Hexie

WIP #5 Becomes Finish #10

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As a former country girl, I was drawn to Tasha Noel’s Country Girls fabric line.  I love all of the details with girls and animals.  Springtime on a farm is always so busy.  There are crops to put in the field and new farm babies being born.  It is also a time to get outside and enjoy the weather.  Minnesota has had a rough winter.  That is part of why I was able to get so much quilting done!

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With spring weather supposed to be here, I have been trying to wrap up some of my WIPs.  As a teacher, I get plenty of time to sew.  However, this summer is really getting booked up with family events, a couple quilting classes, and travel plans.  Is it wrong getting a little panicky knowing I will be away from my machine for long periods of time this summer?  My sewing machine will have a chance to get serviced this summer, unlike last summer.

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The quilting is a combination of flowers and swirls, called Brightly B2B.

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My Country Girls Hexie quilt needed binding.  I long arm quilted it at some point in March, can’t quite remember the date.  I know it has been waiting for the binding for over a month.  Sad but true, I have had quilts at this stage for months before.  I was determined to make binding happen last weekend.  Mostly because I had to finish my Triangle Quilt Along before the May 3rd deadline.  I had 3 quilts at this stage so why not get them all done.

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I collected my Clover wonder clips, my quilt tags, pins and my bunion pad.  Yes, you read that correctly.

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I use a half-inch of bunion pad to use as a guide to keep my lines straight when I bind.  Otherwise, my stitching is messy or I miss my binding fabric.  A class instructor taught me this trick.  I use it whenever I bind, use my walking foot, or have to stitch further than a ¼ from the edge.  I like having an edge to use as a guide versus a piece of tape.  The padding sticks to my machine yet can be lifted if I need to change a bobbin.  (Others have recommended a stack of post-it notes for the same effect.)

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The binding is navy blue with white ducks.  It looks like the ducks are walking around the quilt border.  Very cute!

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Is it wrong to like the back better than the front?

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Another quilt completed!  Next up, binding my Sunnyside Mystery Quilt.

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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5 Responses to 2014 Finish #10 – Country Girls Hexie

  1. Carla says:

    I’m always looking for hexie quilts. I love them. Well done!

  2. wombatquilts says:

    So cute. I am about to start my own big hexagon quilt any tips on how to machine piece the blocks?

  3. msminnesota says:

    I love everything about this quilt – you know I love hexies, this fabric is super cute, love the backing fabric, the ducks are PERFECT for the binding, and I love the pattern you used to quilt it. So stinking cute!

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