Saturday, 28 December 2013

Liberty Hexies put to good use

I bought these little hexagon papers and pre-cut fabrics from very kerry berry fabrics back in Autumn and really enjoyed sewing them together into flower shapes whilst commuting to Glasgow.  I didn't have any plans for them and so made it a goal to find them a home before the year was out.
And now the little hexie flowers do have homes: I made them into A6 notebook covers to give to friends!
I have five female friends that work really hard and I hope that a little old-fashioned looking notebook will be well appreciated by them.  I used a running stitch to embroider their names inside a leaf shape.
The inside flaps are made from a liberty lawn fat quarter that I received in a goodie bag at the Edinburgh Stitch Gathering.  

Construction Details

I used the notebook to decide on the size of fabric to cut, and made the flaps 3" wide, which is about half the width of the notebook.  For future reference, here are the measurements I used:
For each A6 notebook cover cut the following:
6 3/4" x 10 1/4" rectangle --> 2 pieces of background fabric, 1 piece of fusible interfacing
3" x 6 3/4" rectangle  --> 2 pieces of background fabric, 2 pieces of fusible interfacing, 2 pieces of liberty print

I fused the interfacing to the fabric before stitching on the hexie flowers and doing the embroidery and fused the interfacing to the liberty fabric for the flaps.  Whilst sewing the long edges together I stitched a slightly smaller seam than the usual 1/4" just to make sure there was enough room to squeeze the cover into the side flaps.

I even stitched these little "Handmade with Love" tags on the inside covers to give it a personal touch:
I am linking up with Leanne's Finish-A-Long.  This completes my list of Quilty goals that I aimed to finish before the end of 2013.
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Links to everyone's Finished items

11 comments:

  1. Love your hexie flowers. I have some of them, too. What a lovely idea for using them.

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  2. These are gorgeous. I love the names in the leaves, such a fab idea!

    Alison
    x

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  3. Very sweet,I'm sure they loved them :o)

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  4. Really cute! I bet your friends loved them!

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  5. Such lovely and thoughtful gifts! And well done on completing your quilty goals for this year!

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  6. That is amazing! What a great gift!!

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  7. Love these notebooks. Your friends are lucky indeed to receive such a special -- and handmade! -- gift for Christmas. Love the names embroidered in the leaves. Lovely touch!

    Elizabeth
    opquilt.com

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  8. These are so very cute! I especially like the "handmade with love" tags you put on the inside as well :)

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  10. These are lovely, what a great gift.

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