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July 25, 2014

Doll Blanket Finish

A few months ago, I won some Hexie Templates from a giveaway at Jane's Quilting. I used some leftover scraps from a baby quilt and added some yellow swirl fabric, along with the monkeys, and the stars. They make such a cute combination. 
The back is a fat quarter of Barenstain Bears. The binding is more of the swirl fabric, amazing how different it looks with different applications.
I don't usually machine quilt, but with such a small project, I practiced a little straight line stitching. I crisscrossed straight lines to make a diamond pattern. I really like how the diamonds make honeycombs of some sections, while creating a frame for others. I used Gutterman Thread in a medium shade of cream, which worked really well. This will go to my niece for her birthday in September.


  1. This is really pretty. I got some free hexie templates from a quilting magazine, but have been scared to use them but seeing what you have created has inspired me to dig them out.

  2. This is just darling Emily. Your niece is very lucky to have such a sweet gift. Thanks for stopping by the blog earlier - and for following on Facebook. Take good care.

  3. I'm sure your neice loved the gift. It's a lovely piece of work.

  4. Love hexie quilts! I bet your niece was tickled pink! I made all of my niece's and nephews a quilt about 5 years ago. I need to do that again because I know they have outgrown those... they were just lap quilts to get down in the floor and watch tv with. By now they need bed quilts so it will take some time.