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The Perfect Border

With my hexagon quilt top filled with 21 Kaffe Fassett fabrics, it was difficult to determine the best fabric for my border.  Then, I found his Black Plink fabric.  It truly is the perfect border for my hexagon quilt.  I hope to find sometime this weekend to add the borders and complete the quilting.

My New Trick to Piecing

Although there are many tricks to piecing, chain piecing is the best with a leader.  This avoids the extra trimming of excess thread that results in a mound of snippets that cling to every piece.  As I continued on my quilting adventure with my hexagon quilt, my leader for this session was frequently used as I was able to piece half of the quilt top.  This leader was used each time I started or ended a chain.

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Sewing Machines Sing

Well, I don’t know about sing…but they sure hum!  Tonight a I joined others from the Philly Modern Quilt Guild for a Sewing Night at Cloth and Bobbin in Narberth, PA.  It was a great night and the sewing machines were definitely humming to the fabric.  My sewing machine was humming to my hexagon quilt with the black points.  Slowly this quilt makes more progress, as the hexagons turned into diamonds.

Links to previous posts for my hexagon quilt: 168 Hexagons, 336 Triangles

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168 Hexagons

Last month, I went to The Quilt Place in Rockledge, FL.  They have packages of 10 in. fabric that come with a free pattern.  I picked up the “Just for the Hex of It” with Kaffe Fassett fabric.  Click here for the picture of the quilt that I am making.  Then 168 Hexagons later and a relaxing day on the patio….here are my stacks of Hexagons:

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I haven’t even started the 336 triangles; however, thankfully I am able to borrow the plastic template (Thanks Mom!).

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