Monday, June 08, 2015

Hexies at Home

I started this little quilt last winter with the intention of submitting it for Kate's Another Little Quilt Swap.

Back in March, I blogged about the new metallic thread I planned to use ... I tried and failed miserably and because I had waited until the last possible moment before the swap deadline to try (and fail), I missed out.  I ripped out the failing stitching and put it away ... until yesterday.

Maybe it was all those interesting hexies at Fiber Arts Fiesta that inspired me. Yesterday afternoon, I made a new start on quilting with some more conventional cotton thread.

Quilting begins

The hexie cogs are English paper pieced and hand appliqu├ęd.  Now that I have no plans for the finished quilt, it has become an opportunity to play/practice free motion quilting and try something new.  It measures approximately 18 by 23 inches. 

It's what's on my design wall today. 

11 comments:

Susan Rascone said...

It's beautiful. I love it.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Your hexi project has some awesome possibilities!!!!!! I love the sparcity of the scattered hexis as well as the ghost hexis you quilted. It is going to be beautiful when you finish it. Sometimes things just need to age or mellow a bit and wait for inspiration to revive them. The hexis from the show were all very cool.

My new hexi project is a crazy quilt block. I am taking an online crazy quilt class.

Helen Wahl said...

Love it!

Celine said...

Lovely mini Sophie. I love hexies, such a portable project for when you're on the go!
Celine
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A Nudge said...

Ah, a thoroughly modern hexie quilt. Looks lovely, Sophie.

Marei said...

Too bad you hadn't gotten this into the swap as I would have added it to my list of "wants". I really like the quilting you're doing on this. The ghost hexie flowers are a perfect addition.

Lori said...

sometimes thread doesn't play nicely. Did you try the liquid silicone thread stuff on it??

Judy S. said...

Love your hexie quilt!

QuiltSwissy said...

Love, love, love it!

Great save on this baby!

desertskyquilts said...

I like your quilting on this. Look forward to seeing the rest when you finish. It does look so modern this way.

AnnieO said...

Really cool quilting--what fun to play without a deadline sometimes :)

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