Thursday, August 6, 2015

Personalized baby bib

The nice hexie letter R I have written about some days ago was the beginning of this little project.
Some months ago my Italian friend Elisa from Dilana&Dilino-Creazioni-Patchwork has a baby.
I want to make a special gift for the baby - little Roberto.
I want to try my new pattern Hexie alphabet and choose to make letter R and apploque on this bib.

I am satisfied with the result.
Especially like the idea for quilting.
Do you remember this game when there are written letters on a sheet and you have to connect them to have a whole word?
I write the letters of the name R-o-b-e-r-t-o using first paper pieced R and FMQ for the next letters.

Then add bias binding and stitched by hand. I had to be very careful at the curves to keep the shape.
My friend Elisa is a perfect quilter,so I have to be precise.

At the end I embroidered the letters with another color to make the name more visible.

I sent the bib and began waiting for the answer.
Do you think Elisa liked it?
The answer came yesterday - lovely picture of Roberto wearing the new bib.
I am happy having such friends.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Here come the Hexie Numbers

Here comes the bride!
Oh, excuse me for the analogy. Here come the Hexie Numbers.
After designing the hexie Alphabet I have to add the numbers.

There is almost a month to beginning of school year. Time is enough to make a beautiful quilt with hexagon letters and numbers.
The project is great for beginners - only 2 of the letters and one number have 2 sections. What does it means -  easy ans fast sewing.

Good luck!