Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Liberty hoopla!

Another FAL finish folks!

This one has actually been up on the bedroom wall for a few days, much to husband's dismay, (oh well); I think it looks great!


I pieced the hexies over the Christmas holidays, pondered what on earth to do with them, then browsing my photos from a trip to Liberty back on my birthday in June, this seemed the obvious choice...


I used a 7" hoop; the Liberty scraps were from Jo and Ali, and they were pieced with Aurifil 50wt 2021, no surprise there then.  To back it, I simply fused a circle of Vilene fleece the same size as the outer hoop and trimmed to about 1/4" round that; I stuck some double-sided tape to the inner ring before tightening it all.  Neat!

My Perfect Quilted Tote is all finished too, but no photos today, sorry.  I am 98% pleased with it - why is there always a niggle!?  But considering I feared it would take me ages, I could even be tempted into making another.

29 comments:

  1. Sorry Mr Flying Blind, I'm afraid that you're wrong - this is flipping gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful! Nice touch with the purple ribbon too!

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  3. Oh, fabulous idea! Love anything Liberty, especially your hexies!

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  4. What a stunning look! I have so many random hexies, without an idea of what to do with them. I might take your lead.

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  5. Oooh, so pretty! Tell Mr FB I can take care of it for him ;o)

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  6. It's beautiful, and the range of colours in the hexies gives a really lovely ombre style effect, love it!

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  7. Oh my goodness this is so flippin' gorgeous!

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  8. It's lovely Hadley, and how nice to have some Liberty to wake up to every morning!

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  9. A perfect way to display your little hexies! Jxo

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  10. This is beautiful! Great piece of art!

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  11. I think it's lovely too - what do husbands know about such things:)

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  12. OF COURSE it just had to be earlier today that I declared my non-love for hexagons. And then you go and do this and I'm left eating my words. I no longer don't love liberty hexagons :o)

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  13. Gorgeous. I have yet to actually touch real Liberty. It looks spectacular.

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  14. Love this! I'm feeling the need to adorn my walls with Liberty hexies now and its all your fault :)

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  15. I love Liberty and always get mine from Ali, this is a really sweet way to use up small scraps.

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  16. I agree with everyone else, what's not to like? They look stunning against a plain white wall.
    Might just have to do something similar now, hee hee!
    I'm currently sewing a row of hexagons near the base of a white cotton sheet. They were made by my late mum and I found them in her stash after she died, so they're precious to me. I plan to make the cotton sheet into a quilt and do some machine quilting in hexagon patterns on the top. Hopefully as a modern take on a traditional idea.

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  17. so pretty! I want to make one now :)

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  18. I love this and it looks lovely against the white wall x

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  19. I always find the hoops of fabrics so lovely, one day I should make some. Yours are beautiful.

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  20. If Mr FB really can't learn to live with it then I'll give it a good home...

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  21. Gah husbands! It looks truly fab!! I think you need to make these and sell them - perhaps not hexies as too time consuming but some other shape or just pieces of fabric!

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  22. Oooh, I love it. Great piece of wall art

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  23. it's really pretty! I'm not a Liberty fan, but this looks great

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  24. Who doesn't love some Liberty...well maybe your hubs

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