January 04, 2011

I made this


Oh lordy this kid is 2. And I'm proud to say that she knows what a hexagon is. My work here is done.


So, then, it's only appropriate that I made her this little pillow. I meant it to be for her doll but she's not too into that. She wants it. Can't argue with good taste.


The hexagons were pieced together during a medical conference. I detest sitting still so I bring hand sewing to keep me calm in lecture situations. I got to use a sweet little hexagon needle book that Megan made for me. She has a rocking tutorial on how to do it yourself. This is so much better than sticking my pins in a fabric scrap.


I also turned my hexagon critters into a little doll blanket. This is by far the cutest thing I've ever made. I busted it out super quick, and the piecing is quite imprecise. I really hope she likes it though. I hope that someday she will appreciate that it was made with love.


The bunny and frog were the most recent hexagon critters.



But the hedgehog is still my favorite.


I just love those little guys. Oh....I'm having a moment: hedgehog birthday cake?! Where the candles are the quills? Not so impressive if there's only two quills, but if there were, say, thirty five, that would be something. I'll return to this subject in May, no doubt.

43 comments:

Emma said...

That quilt is adorable! I love it!

Rhanda said...

Oh wow, that quilt is really great! And, your daughter... precious! Thanks for sharing!

501 Quilt Blocks said...

This is too cute! What imagination to create it! I love the frog and the snail.

Carol said...

I absolutely adore your hexagon critters -- I think the frog is my favorite!

Tamera said...

That is just too cute for words!

Valntyn said...

I love seeing the finished project after watching the critters in-the-making. It's fantastic!!

Melissa said...

I love your hexagon quilt- super fun and creative:)

pinsandneedles said...

Adorable little hexi critters! Too cute!

Sarah Craig said...

That quilt is so cute - what a fabulously creative idea!!!

Sharon said...

Very cute idea for your quilt! And great idea to work on hexagons during lectures...I pay much more attention if I can keep my hands busy.

Barbara said...

too darned cute - and I think you achieved perfection with the first photo in today's blog ! =]

Chris said...

LOVE the heaxagon animals!
Chris x

mharpole said...

This quilt is precious!

Mama Pea said...

Love the pillow and blanket you made! She will treasure them always. I love that hexie pin book. I love it that she knows what a hexagon is. My 6-year-old was helping me lay out blocks the other day and was helping me with "hourglass blocks," "half-square triangles," and "9-patches." She was getting it all. Cool!

QuiltedSimple said...

Your daughter is gorgeous and I LOVE the quilt - she will treasure it I am sure:)
Kris

Char said...

Oh my, that quilt is too cute! Love the Hedgehog.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Love the quilt! Beautiful daughter!

Vicki W said...

What great projects and that last quilt is fabulous!

Megs said...

Ack! The frog! Such a cute way to use your hexie critters. And Happy Birthday to Miss E!

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh my! I'm going to have to go dig out my hexagons! LOVE the critters!

P. said...

That critter quilt is ADORABLE! Happy Birthday to your precious little girl!

jabeybaby said...

Those little critters are sew cute!!

alice said...

Love the hedgehog too. That would be a hysterical cake!!!

Kelly said...

That quilt is just the cutest thing! You should pattern it, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to make one!

Marls said...

I'm one of those who are not really into hexagons-I know!!! BUT that little quilt is just so ADORABLE it makes we want to make one. Very clever idea.
If I chose a favourite critter it would have to be the frog.

RamonaX said...

Yay... hexie-critters! How adorable, just like your daughter :) Love the pillow too ~ really nice work.
Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne said...

It's all adorable!

Bec Clarke said...

I so looooove those hexagon animals, How super clever of you.

Maricarmen said...

I love your baby, she is so sweet... Your hexies-animals are so incredible...

NancyB85374 said...

Adorable! I think my favorite is the hedgehog, too. How clever you are.

The Quilting Pirate said...

what an ADORABLE quilt!! I love the hexie needle book as well!

John'aLee said...

Love, love what you did with those hexagons!

Janet said...

Your quilt is too cute! I'm sure your daughter will love it.

Sheila said...

Sweet little girl! Cute little critters, too! You are so creative.

Wendy said...

Your quilt is soooooo cute!

Wendy said...

I love this quilt! I'm already dreaming about an adult sized quilt with hexagon characters.... I love the bunny best of course!

Rena said...

How beautiful is that !
I love this Quilt , it`s so cute

Michelle said...

Love the hexagon critters blanket -- it screams "heirloom" to me, probably because it's so adorable it'll get saved forever and ever.

Betty Crocker Ass said...

Nice job making the babe and the quilt! I love how both turned out.

Ms Muffin said...

Loving the critters! And that sweet needle book!So cute!

dreamalittle said...

Such an original idea for hexagons - love it!
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Tsetsgee said...

It was great idea. I like it.

Barb said...

That is just adorable!

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