So I wanted to try something out - just a test with scraps to see if I could, how hard it was, etc. It was easy. Different steps than I was used to, but not difficult. So I decided to make my tester piece into something. A pillow cover for my mother. Super small, to fit her 9x13 pillow that she uses in her chair to prop her head up. My scraps matched her quilt after-all.
I thought there might be a chance that I would be able to give it to her for Christmas...that was stupid.
Then, I decided her birthday was far enough away to allow me time to finish it up. Whoever thought that February was far a way from Christmas was a dummy (oh, right...that would be me).
All of the sudden it was two days before her birthday and I had not finished sewing all of the hexagons!
I added at least one row that was not needed (upper left corner). But it was really fun to see it grow. I started out with the green flower in the middle, and decided to continue out from there.
I have been told that my stitches are tiny (or at least smaller than some of my other guild members would have sewn them). I tried to take a couple pictures of that, but they are a bit blurry.
You will also notice that the center hexagons got cut in an actual hexagon shape, but with 1/4 inch to fold. I learned from Quilting on the Go that I could use a square - way easier to cut.
My hexagons were 3/4 in. I chose that tiny size because I have a Creative Memories hexagon punch and that was the biggest size. Easy enough. I'm not sure I will ever go that small for a larger project, but for this it was fine.
*To make the 3/4 in hexagons I cut 2in squares*
Of course I didn't know how to quilt it...I wanted to do something complicated, where I arched around each side - but I have never done anything like that before and I was on a deadline (who am I kidding - I was almost a week past the deadline. So I went with little loops.
I made an envelope back - easy removal for washing - used that trusty green, of which I never seem to be out.
I have already begun a new EEP project. Only this time it won't be small and I won't give myself any deadlines to miss.
If you got this far...thanks for reading my EEP novel. ;)
XOXO - Katelyn