10/2/17

Cricut Half Hexi Quilt

*This post was sponsored by Cricut and Riley Blake Designs but all thoughts and opinions are my own!

I started sewing when my oldest was a baby. I had told my mother that I wanted to sew baby blankets and one day she randomly showed up with a sewing machine that I could "borrow" until the day she had the desire to sew. Strangely that day still has not come....
For the next 9 years I mostly sewed blankets and crib sets. I would sell custom sets to friends and friends of friends, and I also sold on Ebay. Then I started getting more into clothing and stepped away from quilts. Crazily, the last quilt I made was 5 years ago!

I loved doing wonky quilts because I could never seem to get the cuts quite nice and straight, so I was completely stoked when I heard that the Cricut Maker would cut fabric. That meant no more wonky cuts from me! My children are also getting rather giant and in need of some new "mum made" quilts.
 It was serendipitous that the Half Hexi Quilt is one of the 50 FREE patterns on Cricuts Design Space.
It was meant to be!

I went with Riley Blake's Blue Carolina line by Christopher Thompson. It's just such a pretty line and I couldn't get over the "cut. sew. repeat" print!
Aevarie has claimed this quilt (aka fought all the other kids tooth and nail and came out on top...).


Cutting the fabric is a breeze. It's so easy that Jude is my designated button pusher. 
Jude has also declared the Cricut Maker "his" since I apparently already have a machine and I should "share".


Since I wanted the quilt to be bigger, I cut the quilt out twice on the Maker plus 4 more boards to equal 108 big pieces, then 24 smaller pieces because I wanted straight edges.
The bigger size is 12 pieces across by 9 pieces down (not including the small pieces to even out the hem). It's not quite the size of a twin size quilt, but I think is the perfect size for a topper.

I haven't quilted it yet, so I may add a border to top off the size and make it a full Twin size quilt. Heaven knows Aevarie is growing fast enough that she'll be out of this size in a flash!
I cannot wait until more quilt patterns become available on the Cricut Maker as well. This took out the biggest thing holding me back from making quilts. I really do despise cutting! LOL

Want to check out the other 49 FREE projects included with your Cricut Maker?!
Click the pictures below to see how some of my blog buddies created these projects with their Maker!
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This experience is based strictly on my opinion.  Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.  I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I have given my honest opinion.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

5 comments:

  1. This quilt is gorgeous!! I love the fabrics you chose!!

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  2. Been trying to find a way to let you know how excited I am - besides through the email. Thank you so much. Can't wait to see all the things I can do with this machine. My daughter loves to craft with me so we are so tickled. Thanks again.

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  3. Thanks for this idea! I love the design and will be sharing your link in my newsletter.


    Embroidery Library

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  4. I love the deign. Thank you for sharing the helpful and eductaive video. Looking forward to your new job. All the best.

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  5. Very Nice Collection.Thanks for sharing keep up the Good work..

    if Any one want New Embroidery Designs ?

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