Friday, January 29, 2016

My Special Snowflake

My first official finish of 2016 and a finish for Q1 of  the 2016 Finish Along.  It's amazing what a little cold weather can do to make a project happen!  I found these Aneela Hoey hexies I prepped on vacation a few years ago and decided it was time to turn them in to something.

After playing around with a few different layouts I decided to arrange them like a snowflake.

Once I had them stitched together I removed the papers and pinned them on some Steel Essex Linen I had in my stash layered with batting and a backing.  From there I just quilted them down around all the edges and then added some extra outline stitching.

If I did it again I'd use a white background, some of the grey hexies get lost against the background.

But there you have it, keeping my Sherbet Pip Zig Zag company in the foyer:-)

Apparently everyone has snowflakes on the brain this week.  Check out this week's Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts to see the adorable snowflake pillow Amanda Jean made this week.  Are you dreaming of snow or is it haunting your nightmares?

Pillow Stats:
Finished pillow is 20" x 20"
Fabrics: Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey for Moda, Steel Essex Yarn Dyed Linen
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient Bamboo.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in Grey Green (2847).


  1. Lovely! Although I hope all the thoughts of snowflakes doesn't cause any to come. I like the wimpy winter we're having!

  2. A lovely use of those hexes! Such a happy, winter project!

  3. That is a gorgeous pillow! I have such a deep respect for anyone who can work with hexies as I have tried several times and for some reason i just cannot! They simply do my head in!!! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts

  4. Really sweet way to use those hexies! Congrats on a great finish!