April 26, 2016

EPP Denim Hexies Mini Quilt Finished

I love, love, love this quilt!

As a reminder, this quilt started because I wanted to see if it was possible to do EPP with denim (spoiler alert - it is possible!). I used 1" hexagons to make these three flowers.
Denim EPP Hexagon Flowers | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
 Then I machine appliqued them to a solid white background.
Denim EPP Hexagon Flowers | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
 I used three designs from Angela Walters' book Shape-by-Shape to quilt the flower centers
Free motion quilting in hexagons | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Then I started flow quilting the white background. That's when I completely fell in love with this little quilt! It's really fun to quilt the life into it!
Free Motion Flow Quilting | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Free Motion Flow Quilting | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Free Motion Flow Quilting | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Free Motion Flow Quilting | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
I used Connecting Threads 100% polyester thread in Honey (affiliate link) for the flow quilting, which was a little scary at first on that solid white fabric, but I really like how it turned out.

Here's the quilt again, unquilted and then quilted...
 Denim EPP Hexagon Flowers | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Free Motion Flow Quilting | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

I had thought I'd use one or more of the yellows for the binding, but when I finished the quilting I felt like the quilt needed a darker binding to act as a frame. Thankfully, I had enough of the blue swirl fabric I used for the backing.

I have an exciting plan for this quilt, which I'll be sharing in a couple of days, so be sure to check back! I'm also working on a binding tutorial using pictures I took while binding this quilt, so that should be finished and posted soon.

I'll be linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, NTT, TGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and Finish it up Friday.


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24 comments:

  1. This turned out so beautifully, Leanne! You really and truly quilted the life into this piece. :) Your choice of thread color just makes it pop and the dark blue frame for the binding is spot on as well.

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  2. Amazing! It's beautiful. You should be very proud of this finish.

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  3. Love the denim hexies, and that is some serious quilting! Love the honey-coloured thread, the finished piece is all tied together so nicely.

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  4. I love the texture on the denim which works so well but your quilting is wonderful. A great finish.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  5. Love everything about your little quilt and especially the quilting,it is fantastic.

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  6. The quilting is the star in this piece and the lovely denim hexies play beautifully. I love it too!!!
    Hugs,
    Preeti.
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow!! Can't believe the before and after quilting photos - it doesn't look like the same material. What a great finish!

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  8. Hi Leanne: I'm really enjoying your denim series. The hexy flowers look great and the fmq is awesome.

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  9. So lovely. What sort of machine did you do the quilting with? It (the quilting is stunning)

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  10. So lovely. What sort of machine did you do the quilting with? It (the quilting is stunning)

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  11. The contrast between those last two photos says it all. What a difference between unquilted and quilted! But I also have to say I love the contrast between the rustic denim and the elegant background.

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  12. Came out terrific! Love the quilting - it's always such a scary plunge (at least for me!) to take on something like that. I agree with your choice of binding, too. Nice!

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  13. I really like how it came out. The dark binding was the right thing I think also. Love the quilting, so fun!

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  14. Your quilting is amazing!! It was just perfect for this piece!
    Susie

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  15. Wow! Your quilting is stunning.

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  16. Ooooh, just love those denim hexies...just gorgeous! And your quilting is lovely...hugs, Julierose

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  17. Your quilting is fabulous. I would never have thought to use denim for hexies. Very cute.

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  18. I love the "flow quilting" (new term to me) and I agree that the dark binding was perfect. Claire aka knitnkwilt.wordpress.com

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  19. This is so amazing and you did such a great job!

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  20. This is great. The quilting just brings the whole thing alive and the dark binding frames it so your eyes don't wander out but stay within the piece. Your fingers must have been sore after epp-ing denim. :)

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  21. I love your flow quilting in the background. It turned out beautiful and is a successful experiment.

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  22. Oh my goodness! This is inspiring. I just came across your site for the first time tonight and signed up right away for your bulletin. I'm so excited ... For the quilting and the Word.
    Blessings
    Paula

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  23. What a beautiful job you did quilting this small quilt.Wow. You are truly gifted.
    Thank you so much for sharing.

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