Sunday, May 4, 2014

Hexagons and Hearts

I had to make some time for sewing and quilting this week - partially because I *needed* a creative fix at my sewing machine and partially because I needed to make several gifts for upcoming events. I have started working on some of my own original sewing/quilting design patterns that will be available on my new/updated website in the near future. The first one I have been finalizing is a stitching wallet...and I have been working on several prototypes. I finished one will be an upcoming gift for a very special friend...and I am just tickled with the results!

Instead of English Paper Piecing (EPP) hexagons for the outside of the wallet, I decided to fuse them in place on a background fabric and machine appliqué each hexagon place. I used my AccuQuilt GO! fabric cutter to cut the hexagons, playing with various sizes. Once I had the outside of my wallet complete, I started playing with ideas for the inside. I wanted a place to hold a pair of scissors, a wool piece for pins/needles and several pockets to hold a ruler, package of needles, and special stitching accessories. I used some fun Riley Blake cotton quilting fabrics (So Happy Together by Deena Rutter) for the inside...and added some adorable owl ribbon for a fun embellishment. I finished it off by adding red binding around the perimeter and an elastic with vintage button closure..

I have several more of these in the works with assorted fabrics - as my finished pattern will have several different options....and I may sew up a few for my Etsy shop (you know, in my spare time).

Finally today - a HUGE thank you to those who have been voting daily for my quilt block designs - I really appreciate your support and kindness - two of my blocks are currently in the top 25 (shown below), but I would love to boost them up even higher! I would really like to win some money for my charity (The Komen 3-Day) please consider voting (it's really easy - just click on the titles of my designs below or read my previous post for details)...and to those of you already placing votes daily - I heart you! Remember you can vote for all your favorite blocks once per day (per email address)...

Pinwheel Party
Blue Skies


  1. OH WOW!!! Love your creation.. hexagons in all those colors looks amazing. Its a really lovely stitching wallet.. I am sure your friend will love it.
    Yes I have been voting for your Accuquilt designs.. they are lovely. Good luck with the competition :)
    Smiles for the weekend :)

  2. Really very nice.... I have yet to try hexagons...

  3. What a cool stitching wallet you have created! Hmmm...yes in your spare, please create some for your Etsy shop.

    Enjoy your Sunday, Belinda!


  4. I love the stitching wallet. The fabrics Are so pretty.

  5. Love the stitching wallet and the fabrics you used!

  6. What a terrific idea! Love the little owls. You have such a great eye for putting fabrics together and fusing the hexagons instead of piecing them is Brilliant! I know I will never get around to making it myself, so I hope you will offer some up for sale. I will keep an eye out!