Sunday, February 26, 2012

February UFO - Done

 This month I chose to finish this hexagon table topper.  I started this project about 4 years ago and finished it quickly except for the origami flower inserts.  I was just never happy with how they were finished off.

The Origami flowers were very fiddly
 The pattern instructions was to sew a button to the centre of the flower which I did but I was never happy.  Maybe the buttons were not big enough and the raw edges kept creeping into view.  What to do? Deciding to finish this project forced me to think about it a great deal and come to a decision about what I was going to do and I came up with applying some circles over the raw edges with heavy duty "heat and bond" and then sewing a button over that.
see how the  raw edges start creeping  out from under the button

hoping these discs with will do the trick
here goes

I was really happy with how this all turned out.  I used a bigger sized button which cost me a fortune but well worth it now that it is finished.

I did toy with the idea of hand quilting the hexagons but decided against it.  This whole table topper is hand sewn and was a joy to create (except perhaps for the origami bits!)

Till I post again in March

Keep your needles threaded!
 Bits 'n Bobs


Susan said...

Very clever trick - it s looks great.

miss~nance said...

Well thought out, love the end product.


Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Your tabletopper turned out beautifully!

Susanne said...

I have never seen hexes done with either a border or the folding. This is a new one for me and I like what you did. Great job! Thanks for sharing.
Susanne :)

Chris H said...

It looks amazing, well done Chick.

Karen said...

I like how your hexagons are framed with the darker fabric.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Alot of hard work but well worth it. YoYos in the centers would be fun too.