All of this Kate Spain charm fun had to come to an end eventually, and I'm afraid now is the time! I have thoroughly enjoyed the charm swap and the creating with all those beautiful fabrics, and am pleased to show you ONE of my finished projects! The other one will be unveiled later this week. But for now, I give you Kate Spain Hexed....
This lovely little wall hanging consists of 66 charms from the swap and a couple of half hexies from my stash of other KS lovelies. I had already finished off a quilt top using the other 46 charms, and wondered what to make with these. I then found the half hexie templates I bought over a year ago hiding in my drawer, and thought I'd give them a go.
And for my first ever attempt at any type of hexie, I must say, I really love them. Even though my templates are really made for 2.5" strips or longer lengths of fabric, they just fit on the charm squares, and only just cut off the edges of the hexies at the bottom. But this actually worked fine! I love the preciseness of the points where they join.
I quilted it using a beautiful creamy gold Aurifil #2000. I started off in the centre and worked my way outwards in a "bloom" pattern. It adds some pretty superb texture! Around the borders I added some pebbles in a zig zag motion and then outlined them with some straight lines. I love the effect it has given.
The backing is the last of an Ikea print I bought a couple of years ago.
This will be hanging somewhere in my house - I'm not sure where yet! But I love that I'm going to have a reminder of my first ever charm swap!
Now - it's your turn! I have rounded up these amazing Australian sponsors, with fabulous prizes for some lucky charm-alongers! All you have to do is link up your project at the bottom of this post before 5pm WEDNESDAY THE 6TH OF AUGUST, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA TIME, and the winners will be chosen and announced Wednesday night here on the blog.
|A $50 Voucher OR a Kate Spain Solstice Jelly Roll from fabricgarden.com.au|
|Mystery Bundle from Gnomeangel.com|
|$20 Voucher to spend at Patternsonly.com|
|FQ bundle of Daisies 'n such from katequilts.com|
|12 FQ Solids bundle from kelliottmagic.com|
|MerlyLou Designs Spring Cushion Pattern & Woollen Felt Kit|
AND....... Drum Roll..........
A very special prize for one of the Aussie Charm Swappers - from Kate Spain herself! Horizon charm pack, Kate Spain Journal and Playing Cards!