Hexie on Burlap by Kittypearl

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Grandmother's flower garden
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-10-10T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-11-04T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

LUV burlap, and LUV Hexagons, sew....thought this would make a quicky quilty table topper. No batting!
The lattice went together fast. Incorporating negative space in Grandmother's Flower Garden was trickier; couldn't achieve an even edge.

Applique was easier after I took my sewmachine outside to the patio table. Turns out burlap is super messy to work with. Stitching all the negative space edges in these hexie-holes by machine means turning your work a lot! Which makes a lot of burlap dust. I used 50 wt. thread by Connecting Threads and it was heavy enough to hold the burlap together perfectly.

But - I was happily surprised by how many colors there are for burlap, even at JoAnns. And burlap is cheap too :) You maybe can't tell by these pictures, this is a sage green burlap. Made a nice my frame for my Fall (Honeycomb in Riley Blake) and Spring (GFG) scraps.

Edging finish was very simple. I straight-stitched where I wanted the border to start and then frayed edges.
Oh yeah, use spray basting as the burlap gets wonky real easily.

Pictures

no batting
think negative space
GFG on Burlap
honeycomb lattice
mostly Riley Blake fabric

Loves

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