This one has been on the WIP pile for aaaaaaages. All I had to do was bind it, but so many other projects were
shiny and distracting demanded my attention. You know how it is.
I made this hexie mug rug as my demonstration piece at when I was a guest at the Brother Australia stand at the Craft and Quilt Fair in Melbourne recently. It has sat unbound and completely ignored in a corner of my sewing area since. A 15 minute job, but one that I procrastinated over for way too long.
I made the hexies using a mini (2.5″) charm pack of Marmalade by Bonnie and Camille. They are glue basted to the white background fabric – I have glue basted before but for this one I bought and used a Sewline glue pen . BEST THING EVER. I am in love with my glue pen now. (I bought a couple of refills too which was a good idea.) So many people at the Craft & Quilt Fair came to chat to me just because they wanted to know about the glue pen!
Ideally I would have preferred a red binding but I decided to stick with the theme and I used the only piece of Marmalade I had left in my stash, which was a green, cream and grey pinwheel type print. None of the reds I had were quite the right shade to complement the hexies.
My favourite thing about this project is the quilting. By quilting through each of the 6 points of the hexagons, the pattern looks so great (and even if a few lines are a bit wonky, it’s very forgiving.) The tutorial that taught me this technique is here on Modern Handcraft – she is a hexie specialist and makes lots of gorgeous quilts in this style.
I don’t tend to keep things on the WIP pile for long so I was glad to check this baby off the list!
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