Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Quilted Letter for Child's Room

I have always liked those big letters on children's walls and wanted to make my own.  I always had in my mind that I could do a better version.  I wanted to do a patchwork one.  I started it a long time ago but it took ages and I also didn't have a clear idea how I was actually going to stiffen it so it could be hung on the wall.  I have nearly finished it but still have not really worked out how I will stiffen it.  Here it is nearly finished.
The hexagons are teeny weeny.  They are less than 1" across.  I started by printing off  a template and cutting it out in cardboard.  Then I pieced it together.
This took ages and ages because it is all hand sown. You could just use strips or squares and machine sew it so it would be fast.
 See how tiny the little hexagons are?
Here is the back.  Wow I am neat. The technique for sewing hexagons is called English paper piecing. 
Here are the fabrics I used.  I only used five different ones.  I don't know what any of these are as I got them from a market. None have selvedges and I got them a few years ago.
Once I was happy with the shape I took all the papers out and ironed it and then quilted it.  I just did horizontal lines but I don't really like them.  I may unpick them later.  They don't add anything.  I also sewed on a backing fabric and decided to bind the edges to get the exact outline I wanted and the definition.  I have left the left hand side unfinished so far as I will be putting cardboard or something similar in and maybe some wadding as I want it to look nice and padded.  I hope to have it finished and on the wall by the end of the week.



13 comments:

  1. Wow, I use to quilt a few years ago, this is a ton of work and definitely unreal. Love it. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Oh my goodness those hexagons are TINY. Great job! It looks so good.

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  3. You must be incredibly patient! Wow, so AMAZING!
    Esther

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  4. WOW! That is so impressive! I first thought it was a very cool hexagon print, but no, you made it. And by hand too! I don't have the patience for EPP!

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  5. How cool! It turned out beautiful!

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  6. WOW! That is amazing. I have never made hexagons and here you are making these gorgeous teeny tiny ones!

    Thanks so much for linking up with And Sew We Craft Together

    Amy x
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  8. Wow I wish I had the patience for that...it is beautiful!

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  9. I just did one grandmother's flower garden block 3/4 inch. And know how much work u put into your E. looks great. Your backside stitching is wonderful too

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  10. Oh my goodness, that's amazing.

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  11. Dropped by from Quilt Story - you have such patience to sew all those tiny hexies together, EPP is not one of my favourite sewing crafts! :)

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  12. Adorable! and I love the fabrics. very girly. :)

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