30’s Hex Love (Parks&Rec Quilt)

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I seem to always watch a particular tv show constantly during the process of each quilt. This one was Parks & Rec. Love that show!

I made the top to this one in 2009 also and recently got around to quilting and binding it. Just a little guy, would be perfect as a stroller blanket or playmat. More photos after the jump!

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I was quite obsessed with hexagon quilts in 2009, so after finishing my grandmother’s flower garden top I quickly whipped this top up thinking I would make a hex series, but this was the only one that made it to fruitation. And as a goal in 2011 I started finishing up quilt tops since I was growing quite a pile of them. I still have one or two more projects and then I might be caught up with myself! woohoo!

I love this little quilt because the colors seem oh so 1930’s depression era to me. And the process that I used to make it, a traditional pattern mixed with using odds and ends fabrics speaks to the resourcefulness of the era.

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As you can tell it was gently snowing outside this morning during the pictures. Love it!

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For the quilting I did large embroidery thread stitches around the gray flowers on the front and regular quilting thread throughout the rest of the quilt. I love the combo effect and will definitely be doing that again on future quilts. The red thread coming through to the back also has a really interesting effect.

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