Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Perplexing hexing

A few days ago I saw this gorgeous pillow pillow on Flickr and I started cutting out hexagons to make my own not even 5 minutes after I saw the picture.

Since my trusty assistant and I were just kicking around the house yesterday, we spent some time sewing.
That $8 yard sale table is a lot handier than I ever imagined. Jack can have his own "sewing" space. He told me he was using his "'magination" to sew. Totally freaking cute. And he "sewed" for something crazy like 2 hours! (He was momentarily sad when I took away the pins he had taken out of my pin cushion. I need to sit down with him and do some embroidery or something I guess. It appears he is ready!)
And I finished the supposedly quick and easy pillow. Sewing hexagons on the machine really does perplex me. I ended up hand basting most of it, then going back over it with the machine, one tiny seam at a time. Oh my.

It's wicked cute though.
More importantly, I finally used that Moda Swell charm pack I have been hoarding. (I bought mine at the fat quarter shop, but it looks she is sold out of that line already. Boo.)

30 comments:

  1. Love the pillow! But I still don't think I'm up for tackling hexagons ~ with the machine or without. I just have too much other stuff going on. I don't think I could focus that long! :)

    I love Jack's little machine. I just recently bought one for Ben but we haven't even taken it out of the box yet. He wants to make his own pillowcase.

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  2. The pillow turned out cute! I have been coveting that fabric for a while:)

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  3. That cushion is gorgeous!!

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  4. I can't believe you tried to machine stitch them! yow
    The pillow really is cute. Ahd your son looks adorable doing magination sewing.

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  5. Exceptionally cute - both the pillow and Jack.

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  6. Oh wow. I love that pillow!

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  7. Aaack, that pillow is WAY more that wicked cute -- how adorable!!!

    And Jack is too cute also -- how fun that he want to sew with you!

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  8. Frickin' adorable!!! Both Jack sewing and the pillow!

    I'm working on a hexagon quilt. I started in in December of 2000 and looks like I "might" be able to wrap it up in time for the 2010 New Year. Would be nice. I LOVE working on it from cutting out the paper hexes to basting the fabric on them, to sewing them together, it has just become low on the totem pole. I had dreams of it being a queen-sized quilt but it'll end up a cuddle quilt(maybe 60x70 inches or so).

    How is the kitty?

    Molly

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  9. this is soooo sweet! I hope you find out the trick to doing it on the machine and share it! Jack looks soooo involved at that machine!

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  10. The pillow is well worth the trouble! As for your little sewing assistant, super cute!

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  11. The pillow is adorable! I love that Jack was sewing for 2 hours. What a great way for you to get some sewing done too.

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  12. I agree - so freakin' cute! I love the rectangular shape

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  13. It looks great!! Worth the effort? And I love your vase and Christmas ornament finds. You are like a magnet for Shiney Brite!

    Jack is such an imaginative kid! He must get that from Mom. :)

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  14. How stinkin' cute is Jack!?! The pillow is stinkin' cute too!

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  15. When my son was about Jack's age he took an interet in sewing too. I bought him a piece of plastic canvas, a big plastic needle and some gaudy orange (his favorite color) yarn. He would "sew" on that thing for hours - first randomly, then he learned to do his ABC's and house shapes.

    Don't you love it when you SON wants to do MOM things?

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  16. We have that same toy sewing machine! It's awesome!

    You know that it really does sew with yarn and sheets of fun foam, don't you?

    Love the pillow!

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  17. cute cute! I love the pillow!

    Are you sewing all the way to the ends with the hexagons? If you are, you may want to stop at the ends, the same distance as your seam allowance. That will give you a little more give when you're doing the set in corners.

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  18. It turned out adorable! Love those fabrics.

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  19. I had one of those little sewing machines when I was a kid, but before we had that I did all my hand sewing by bunching up the cloth and sticking the needle through so I wouldn't have to do individual stiches. I am still lazy, so you are very much admired for handbasting. Great job!

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  20. very cute pillow. hehehe jack is too cute, too! :) i love kid embroidery, so you must teach him soon. :)

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  21. That turned out great! Defiantly do not think I could pull that off though!

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  22. p.s. sometimes I just do magination sewing as well. I have good luck with it.

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  23. Wowza! That IS beautiful, but I'm thinking way beyond my expertise. I posted a picture of a pillow I "made" today on my blog. Yours puts mine to total shame!

    Jack is adorable. He is really getting into it, isn't he?

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  24. Geeez!!!! I don't know what is cuter...The pillow or JACK! ahhh!!

    Seriously lovely pillow!! Love love love!! I soo wish I could sew!!!

    Thanks so much for visiting my tiny corner of blogland!!
    xoxo Jenny

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  25. And your pillow looks much prettier than the inspiration pillow!

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  26. You may have started 5 minutes after seeing that flickr pic... But I'm starting one in 4 minutes after seeing yours! Yours is oh so beautiful!

    I've had a Swell charm pack, forever it's been waiting for the perfect project. Thanks Sarah... I now know what it is! Mind if I copy you?

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  27. cute pillow
    my boy loves to 'sew' with me too
    he thinks my old singer is his sewing machine and he makes the noise of the motor while we work.
    i give him a pin for hand- sewing too.
    it's so cute.
    he also like to 'knit' with me

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  28. I enjoy reading your blog for all the neat vintage "finds", crafts and, of course, Jack! Take care~

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