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OK, so, this is the worst it gets! All uphill from here. The next quilty task I pulled out of my closet was this Hexie project. It really doesn’t qualify as a UFO because the next step was taking it to the framer. It was all finished… that is, hand pieced, hand embroidered, embellished with cute little buttons and hand quilted! All it needed was to be tucked inside a frame. I guess I didn’t want to bother with that. As you probably guessed, this took no time at all ~ just a trip to the nearest craft store and they did all the work! I love it! Wahoo!
This was a kit I bought at a quilt show, oh, I’d say about 8 years ago. Their sample was so cute and almost exactly like this one except that they had substituted some of the fabrics in the kit, so I substituted out the kit’s green for my green fabric. These are finished 1″ hexagons that I hand pieced together and then appliquéd onto the background fabric.
The kit also provided the most darling little buttons! Aren’t they adorable?! I love embroidery so I was really taken by that feature in the sample and the embellishments. I’m a firm believer in detail. Success is in the details!!!
I now have a collection of little buttons which are kept separate from all the other buttons. Later in the year I’ll share my beautiful wool project of lambs that include so many little buttons. Simply gorgeous besides absolutely charming!
And of course, last but not least, the beautiful threads! Don’t they just look yummy?! I love the rich, deep, warm colors of country. So beautiful! While I only used the green in this project I just had to show you more colors they are so dazzling!!!
Be watching for next weeks closet quilt! It’s really charming and what a story…