|Rainbow Hexie Flower Mini Mini Quilt using 3/8" hexagon paper pieces|
The English Paper Piecing (EPP) hexagon flower was made from Kona Cottons using 3/8" paper pieces and the 3/8" acrylic template with the 1/4" seam allowance from Paper Pieces. I used Clover silk thread in gray #205 in an effort to minimize the thread showing with the different colored fabrics.
|Hexagon flower made using 3/8" paper pieces|
|Back of hexagon flower before appliqueing to background|
I machine appliqued a stem and leaf using a zigzag stitch before hand appliqueing the hexagon to the background. To reduce the bulk and to allow for removing the papers, I cut away the background behind the hexagon flower.
|Background cut out behind hexagon flower and before removing papers|
|Quilt top after removing papers|
I was nervous about binding such a small piece and decided on a single fold bias binding. I knew joining the final seam in a 4 inch space would be tricky.
|Single fold binding applied with ends joined using bias seam|
If you will look in the lower right of the picture below, you can see I barely took 3 or 4 stitches after turning the corner, trying to leave as much room as possible for joining the ends with a bias seam.
|Bias seam of binding pressed before trimming|
|Quilting detail of Rainbow Hexie Mini Mini Quilt|
- Finished size: 4" x 4"
- Fabrics: Kona cottons for hexagons and ground; Robert Kaufman Whisper Prints for the background; Michael Miller Garden Pindot for the binding
- Batting: Warm and White
- Thread: Aurifil 50 wt for quilting; Clover silk #205 for EPP and hand applique
- Quilting: free motion
Below is the mini mini quilt I received from Yvonne. Thank you so much! Yvonne, your Rainbow Hexie Mini Mini will be in the mail to you shortly!
|Bright and Cheery made by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl|
|Outlined Plus pattern by Cheryl Brickey | Cover quilt by Jackie Padesky|
Here is a close up of Jackie Padesky's beautiful version of Outlined Plus.
Outlined Plus is a fun take on a classic plus sign block and is a very versatile pattern containing 5 sizes: baby, lap, twin, queen, and king along with fabric requirements and cutting instructions to make each section (plus, outline, and background) using different fabrics in each block for a scrappy look or any of the block sections from a single fabric. You can mix and match the instructions to customize your quilt!
Outlined Plus can be purchased at an introductory price of $6 until January 1st in the Meadow Mist Designs Etsy Shop or on Craftsy.
Cheryl has generously allowed me to giveaway a PDF copy of Outlined Plus just in time for the Outlined Plus Quilt Along with Cindy at Hyacinth Quilt Designs which is starting January 4th.
Leave a comment letting me know what fabrics you would use to make Outlined Plus. On Sunday Stash #4, I shared the background fabrics I will be using for my version of Outlined Plus. The winner will be announced on New Year's Day!
I am linking up to the Monday edition of Finish it up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts.
The giveaway is now closed, thank you for entering! The winner will be announced on New Year's Day!