The Sewvivor challenge hosted on the family ever after blog totally fuels my creativity. I love seeing the different interpretations of the challenge every other week. Some of them are so unexpected! I love those kind of competitions, fashion shows on TV kind of compare and to some degree it’s like what we do in my architecture course at university. There’s a particular task describing what kind of building is needed and then we start and our respective creativity produces wildly individual concepts. Love it!
Anyways, there’s the option to sew along with Sewvivor, whilst the remaining 5 contestants are working on the real deal. I thought to hop on the train with the current Hexie challenge. I’ve been meaning to make another modern hexies project at any rate – something small that would not lead to a world map again.
If you follow along at Instagram, you might have seen what I’ve been up to. I made a fall colour themed table runner for our living room. I started with a piece of fabric leftover from hemming the curtains when we first moved in. This became the background for the table-runner. I wanted the texture to really pop, so I cut down the contrast between appliquéd hexies and the background by choosing colours that kind of blend in.
The backing is another piece of curtain (yes seriously!) and doesn’t really work with the front. I just wanted to use up my stupid home decor scraps while I was at it. For the binding I went with a scrappy look using the three fabrics I had used for the hexies.
The colours paired with the hexagon arrangement reminded me of the grape-vine in autumn, so it was simply named “The Vineyard”. I usually love when fall hits in September, but with the awful summer we had in Germany, I’m a little sad it won’t get any warmer from here on. Still, I look forward to slowly transition from white wine spritzers to velvety red wine in the evenings.
I wrote a bit about what I learned using this technique here and you can read the full tutorial by Nicole on Modern Handcraft. You can download my hexagon template for your cutting pleasure (hexagon size little under 1 inch)
this post is linked up with Crazy Mom Quilts, NTT at My Quilt Infatuation, WIP at Freshly Pieced, Monday Makers at Aylin Nilya / Quilt It Out Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts Anything Goes Monday at Stitch by Stitch and TGIFF at Quilt Matters
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Absolutely gorgeous !
thank you so much Heidi, it means a lot =)
Beautifully done and gorgeous photos!
Thank you so much for the lovely words, Karen =)
I love this – beautiful colours and a cool way of getting texture as well, so thanks for the step by step pictures.
Thank you Kaja, I had so much fun making these!
A new way to use those hexagons…I love this!
Yes Maryse! To be honest, I never tried the traditional way of piecing hexagons, all that hand-stitching seems so intimidating. The “modern” method is really quick and simple!
This is fabulous!! I love the texture created by not sewing the edges of the hexies.
Thank you Tracy, I love that feature, too. The hexies almost seem to float.
This is really warm and rich, I love it!
Thank you Michele, that’s a wonderful description. Now here’s hoping for a warm and rich autumn =)
This table runner is gorgeous! I love how you mixed the colors. These are the fall colors we like but in a fresher tone. Perfect to brighten a room during a fall rainy day!
Thank you France, and as I type this, it’s raining outside ;-)
Beautiful photography and beautiful table runner!
Aww, that means a lot coming from the talented quilter and photographer that you are, Kelsey!
I’m seriously envious of your talent. Lovely.
that’s such a nice thing to say, Stephanie. It means a lot and I’m flattered =) Thank you!!
Really stunning and defintiely fitting for these autumnal days – it might not be warm but hopefully there will be plenty of sun filled days nonetheless.
that’s what I hope for! Thank you so much for your nice words =)
simply beautiful, love love love the colors
thank you so much Shauna!
Very nicely done! I like the effect with the raised hexies.
Thank you Jen, it means a lot!
What a great idea. I absolutely love the texture and the colours are fabulous!
Thank you so much for the kind words Mareen!
This is lovely — and what a good idea to use home-dec scraps for the back. I’m usually at a loss about what to do with extra bits of home-dec, although I recently used fabric meant to line curtains as interlining in some totes. If you have other creative uses to use non-quilting-cotton fabric, I’d love to hear them!
that’s a great idea, too. I sent you an email with some other ideas. Thanks for your nice words! =)
I love the 3D effect you have with the hexies. The quilting tricks the eye in to thinking there are more hexies in the background fabric. Very cleverly done.
How funny you point that out, it’s one of my favourite features of this method, too. =)
This is such a beautiful Piece of art, love it!
That’s a really nice thing to say, Aylin. Thank you so much!
Love, love, love your table runner! Gorgeous colours and beautiful execution! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!
well, thanks for letting me link up. LOVE your banner quilt! Thank you =)
Love how you layered the colours, the texture and the quilting. Beautiful!!
Thank you so much Soma =)
Beautiful work! It’s so fun to look at!
Thank you Sarah, it’s definitely an eye-catcher in the living room, too!
Wow, Wow and double Wow! This is gorgeous! I am adding it to my inspiration wall if you don’t mind. Are you hexed out?
Haha Jenny =) Thank you so much. Pin away, I’d love for you to do so!
Really beautiful – I love the texture built with the hexagons on top.
Thank you so much Hannele. Yes it’s definitely an interesting twist to quilting and appliqué.
Wow! SO beautiful and I love the unconventional fall colors! Thank you for sharing with The Caffeinated Crafters Link Party this week
Thanks for letting me link up and your nice words! =)
Thank you Frilka!
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