Modern hexies by I love neutrals

Juz od dawna podziwialam prace zaprojektowane przez Nicole Daksiewicz z Modern Hancraft, ale do tej pory nie udalo mi sie wykonac zadnego z jej projektow. Az do teraz. Zastanawialam sie nad projektem poszewki na poduszke, ktora by pasowala do quiltu Fashion District szytego dla mojej siostry. Nowoczesne szesciokaty wydawaly sie byc najlepszym kandydatem.

I have been adoring works of Nicole Daksiewicz from Modern Handcraft for a long time now, but didn’t manage to apply any of her designs. Until now. I was thinking about the pillow cover design that could fit the Fashion District quilt I’m making for my sister and modern hexies seemed to be the best option.

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Zaczelam od zrobienia papierowych szablonow. Uzylam kartonu, nie lubie pracowac ze zwyklym papierem do drukowania. Przyfastrygowalam ponad 70 szesciokatow uzywajac tych samych tkanin co do quiltu. Jedyna zmiana to uzycie Essex w kolorze Flax od Roberta Kaufmanna jako tla, co mi sie naprawde podoba.

I started with making some paper templates. I used quite thick paper, I don’t really like working with standard printer paper. I basted over 70 hexagons using the same fabrics as on the quilt. However I decided to use Robert Kaufmann Essex in Flax for the background and I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

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Opis wykonania nowoczesnych szesciokatow mozna znalezc na stronie Modern Handcraft. Nie mialam zadnych trudnosci w jego zastosowaniu, chociaz przerwy pomiedzy szesciokatami moglam zrobic wieksze i z pomoca linijki (zamiast moich nie do konca idealnych oczu). Nauczka na nastepny raz…

You can find modern hexies tutorial on Modern Handcraft. I didn’t have any problems following it, however could have made spaces between hexagons a bit bigger and align them better (using lineal instead of my not perfect eyes). I know that for the next time…

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Mysle, ze pikowanie dodaje naprawde milej faktury i wyglada rewelacyjnie.

I think that the quilting gives a really nice texture and looks extraordinary.

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Gdyby tylko ten tyl byl widoczny…

I wish that the quilted back was visible…

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Pikowanie zajelo troche czasu ze wzgledu na dosyc wysoka liczbe prostych do przepikowania. No i szesciokaty byly tak bliski siebie, ze musialam mocno uwazac, zeby pikowac tylko pomiedzy nimi.

The quilting was rather time consuming as there were quite many straight lines to quilt. And as my hexagons were quite close to each other I had to be careful to quilt between them.

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Kiedy pikowanie bylo zakonczone, nie bylo juz zbyt wiele do zrobienia. Tym razem uzylam instrukcji wszycia zamka wykonanej przez Svetlane z s.o.t.a.k handmade. Jasny i szczegolowy opis, no i rezultat zgodny z oczekiwaniami. Tym razem nie mialam absolutnie zadnych problemow z ukryciem zamka – jestem z tego naprawde zadowolona, no i dumna tez.

But when the quilting was done, there was not that much left to do. I have followed a tutorial for zipper installation made by Svetlana from s.o.t.a.k handmade. Clear and detailed instructions and the result is as expected. This time I had no problems with making the zipper invisible – I’m really happy about that and also proud.

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Pracowalam nad ta poduszka w ciagu ostatnich tygodni i w koncu udalo mi sie ja skonczyc i podarowac tez.

I have been working on this pillow cover during the last weeks and finally managed to finish it as well as give it away. Therefore I will be linking both with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, Let’s Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts and Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

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Naprawde podoba mi sie polaczenie tkanin uzytych do tego projektu z lnem Essex, dlatego wiecej tego typu poszewek na poduszki pojawi sie wkrotce. Juz teraz mam dwie w mojej glowie i nie moge sie doczekac, zeby je zobaczyc na sofie mojej siostry.

I really like the combination of fabrics used in this project and Essex linen in Flax so there will be more pillow covers coming soon. I have already 2 designs in my mind and looking forward to see them all on my sister’s sofa one day.

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15 thoughts on “Modern hexies by I love neutrals

  1. I still want to try this method as well. And your are totally right. The quilted back should definitly be visible! A lovely addition to the quilt. Hope your sister loves the pillow!

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