My assigned recipient of the mini indicated that she liked all of the Cotton & Steel fabrics, loved the color pink, and would be happy with whatever I made her. That left things pretty wide open for me so I decided to try a new technique that had been on my list to try for while; the no-sew hexie. I used Modern Handcraft's tutorial to make the mini quilt. I decided to use 1" on a side hexagons, which are about 2" in diameter.
I totally decided to cheat and not stitch my hexies into shape but instead just glue them onto the paper template. I used a bit of glue stick to glue the fabric to the hexie pattern (just copy paper I printed and cut myself), then folded the fabric down on each side of the hexie and glued the folded fabric to the template. Once they were dry I pressed them really well, ripped out the paper, and repressed them back into shape. Not the most elegant, but it worked pretty well.
Once I had my hexies done I started to audition them on different backgrounds. I originally was going to use the cream with metallic grid-like pattern Cotton & Steel print, but I decided that there was not enough contrast.
Next, I tried the hexies on some yarn dyed essex linen in black and loved it (I think that essex linen is the best background, such great texture). Once I placed the hexies on the essex black, I decided to pull the flower print hexies out and add in some hexies made from the cream and metallic print was was originally going to be the background.
I arranged and glued down the hexies on a quilt sandwich, then quilted like Nicole did in her tutorial.
My mini finished up at about 15" x 20". Now I just need to get the mini labeled and packaged up with some other goodies I have made and bought. I hope the recipient loves it! I will be back to post about the mini I receive :)
I am linking up to Link a Finish Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday, Finish It Up Friday, Fabric Frenzy Friday, and Show Off Saturday @ Sew She Can.
Also, just as a reminder, I just launch the Midnight Mystery Quilt (with an un-mystery quilt option) this month. Check out this post to learn more and join in!