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Monday, September 28, 2015

Design Wall Monday - 9/28/15

Today's post has it all...my *actual* design wall, some hexies and some machine sewing. LOL. That should pretty much please every one...


Yesterday I pulled out the fabrics for the side panels of my latest hexie doll quilt. Each was a half yard but I found it interesting that the fabric on the right, from a distant store and the fabric on the left from the LQS were different sizes. 18.5" from the LQS and 19.5" from the non-LQS. A big difference in my eyes...and so appreciated.

Any way, I cut a 23" long piece of the fabric and simply sewed them side by side. I felt that this would make it more stable with less puckering when appliqueing the hexies to the top.

I have a few more papers to remove and then I will spray baste the hexies so that it will look something like this next photo. I am still debating with myself if I should put a strip of batting behind the hexie part for a fake-trapunto effect.


Once the hexies are spray basted and machine appliqued in place, I will place the whole piece on the doll bed and determine how wide I want each side panel and them trim them off. I could have spent forever debating how far off center I want the hexie strip before assembly but finally decided that this might make my life simpler. We shall see...

I have 2 ideas for the backing and it all depends on how much of the fabrics are left after I size the side panels. I can replicate the front fabrics or have them opposites. I mean that the floral will be behind the floral and the cream behind the cream or the floral behind the cream and vice versa. I'll put the plum behind the hexie piece. After quilting it I will bring the backing fabrics to the front to replicate a binding. Is that what's called a facing? It will have the stitched binding look but I am really looking forward to the fact that it will appear to have the 3 fabrics in the binding.

And, you can see here that Squeaky (otherwise known as Honey Bear or Dolly) is just thrilled to pieces that her fall dolly bed quilt is getting closer to completion!




5 comments:

Erin said...

Oh man, I can't stand how cute those little hexies are! This is going to be such a cute doll quilt.

margaret said...

loving how you have done the hexies on the doll quilt,Squeaky looks very much at home in her bed, hope she is not fretting too much for Midge I know you must be missing her like crazy

Karen H said...

Such a cute little doll quilt. I like how the dark floral print mimics the GFG blocks.

Janet O. said...

Love what you are creating with those little hexies--very cute!
How do you contain all of that excitement that Squeaky exudes?!? : )

A Nudge said...

Love how those hexies are looking on the doll quilt. Thanks for sharing!