My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

To Do Tuesday – #1

To Do Tuesday is a linky party hosted by fellow blogger and quilting friends Roseanne & Sue at Home Sewn By Us.

Normally my projects are picked on a whim but I find myself at a point where I have a few quilting deadlines and figured joining their linky party would be a great way to stay focused and find inspiration from seeing what others are making.

With my fabric pull from last Friday I pieced this quilt on Saturday. I really had fun putting this quilt together. I saw something online I liked and decided to sketch something similar and add my own spin.

Hexie flower garden quilt wall hanging
hexie flower garden

I used some of the scraps to make a matching mini quilt. Butterflies do love flowers! The mini was paper pieced using a free pattern from Caroline with Sew Can She. You can find the free pattern here.

paper piecing, butterfly, scrap mini quilt
butterfly scrap mini quilt

My hubby really liked the hexagon shape so on Sunday I made him a pillow featuring a hexagon star. He is a retired engineer who loves math, solving illusion type puzzles, softball and golf. Because times are crazy right now he’s spending more time inside laying on the couch watching TV.

I need him to lay his head on something other than the couch pillows!

Again no pattern, I used a yard stick to determine when I reached the width necessary for a 20 inch pillow form.

hexie star layout

I won’t lie this was a little harder for me to make. My seam ripper got a good work out! I used a hera marker to create the quilting lines. This picture you can see the geometric illusion — in the center is a diamond shape — to the left and right of the diamond forms 4 isosceles triangles and two 120 degree triangles — needless to say he got a good laugh!

hera marker quilting lines
hera marker quilt lines

I used scraps from Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric line. A lot of the prints in that line represented places we’ve traveled to or symbols of things we love. All in all it was a great choice.

My To Do List for this week:

  • Meals on wheels placemats – finish at least one
  • Custom order – potholder and XL trivet
  • Finish Come Sail With Me baby quilt
  • Create plan for custom t-shirt quilt

Happy Sewing and stay safe!

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15 thoughts on “To Do Tuesday – #1

  1. Well, we most certainly wouldn’t want your seam ripper to get out of shape, right?? Haha! Great pillow, and perfect for these quieter days of endless TV, or what seems like it!

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  2. Bright and happy pieces! I really love the hexi pillow! That Tim Holtz fabric is awesome (oh darn, now I want some too…). Seam ripping? Nope, my quilting friends and I refer to this activity as – UNSEWING 🙂

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  3. Your hexies are just so sweet!!!

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  4. Hi Karla, your projects are wonderful! I’m glad that hubby is enjoying his pillow 🙂

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  5. Oh Karla, I love that Hexi Flower Garden quilt…so colorful and happy 🙂 Much needed right now!! The pillow you made is awesome, that reminds me…my pillows need a refresh and covers would certainly do the trick!

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  6. Hi Karla! Welcome to the to-do list. I hope you find you enjoy them. So, how did DH enjoy his special pillow? It is fabulous – I just adore all those fabrics. And it makes a great secondary star pattern. You have some fun projects on your list for this week. I’ve wanted to make placemats for our Meals on Wheels service, so I look forward to seeing yours. Plus a t-shirt quilt and a baby quilt?! Can’t wait to see how those progress. Good luck with this week’s list. Thanks so much for linking up this week and stay safe. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  7. What an awesome pillow! And the quilt top is too cute.

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