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First Finished Crow Pillow

After going to that meeting all about Hexagons, I have been trying out my new skill!  I made a pillow using some hexagons and one of the crow prints from the other day.

This was a fun project!  I really enjoyed a little hand-stitching to get the hexagons made, definitely a shape I want to work with more often.  For this pillow, it took a little while to figure out a good layout with the rectangular crow patch.  This was my first idea... and you can see how I pieced the hexagons together.

I finally came up with this layout.  The strip of hexies is for the back ~ it's an envelope enclosure, and I like how this little addition really makes the pillow look complete.

Once I got the hexie pieces stitched to the background navy fabric, I sandwiched it up to do some quilting.  Since the navy fabric is nice... but very plain, I decided to try quilting close together which made some really cool patterns on the pillow!

When I got it all put together this is how this 16" square pillow turned out:

It's really fun to be able to use new ideas and knowledge!  Now onto the next project ~ YAY!


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