They have always been my FAVORITE Easter candy :)
A few weeks ago, while Emily and I were on a visit to Thimbles & Threads in Draper, Utah, we saw that they had glittery Peep fabric :) I didn't buy any that day, but when we went back this past Thursday, I just had to get some :)
I wasn't sure what in the world I would do with them, but then the idea struck. How about a LARGE hexy quilt with other awesome pink and yellow fabric? Em and I scoured the clearance room at Thimbles & Threads and found the perfect coordinating fabrics. I also bought the JayBirds Hex N More Ruler. (Emily said it was well worth the $$).
Thursday night I was at home trying to think of what neutrals I could throw into the quilt. Suddenly I remembered that I have PINK, WHITE AND YELLOW chenille fabric :) PERFECT!! :)
I woke up early Friday morning with the idea that it would be AWESOME to complete a WHOLE quilt in one day :)
I started out cutting these into the 8- 1/2 " hexies.
Aren't they cute?
Next comes the sewing into rows.
I sewed 8 hexies down and 10 rows across.
I sewed the rows together in pairs, and then the pairs into the whole top.
"Y" seams are my friends. "Y" seams are my friends. "Y" seams are my friends.
Isn't it pretty :) Maggie's Classy Hooch Press ROCKS!!!
For the binding, I wanted something that had a little pop to it. ...and maybe was the same color as a Peep ;)
This Michael Miller Happy Tones aqua was perfect.
The colors are so sweet :)
I need me some Peeps!
For the back, I used some vintage lavender gingham fabric from my friends grandmothers attic :)
(I really like this quilt)
The pinked edge was nice and easy.
I even forgot to cut the binding on the bias :o
For the quilting I attempted the pebble in pebble fmq from Natalia Bonner's Beginners Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.
I had a hard time getting into the rhythm of it, so I periodically switched to other fmq motifs :) A little loopy fmq, a few swirls and even some random wavy lines.
I really never make holiday quilts, but I surely had to make and exception for the over the top, super COOL Peep fabric :)
So, did I make the WHOLE quilt in one day? Sadly, no. :( I had to go to a church party (which was AWESOME) and at 11 pm my eyes started to cross so the last side of binding had to wait until Saturday morning :(
The quilt is 60" x 69"