Saturday, May 2, 2015

May for Me: Hexagon Quilt

No this is not my morning stack of pancakes...but 70 flowers made from two inch EPP hexagons that have been waiting to be put together into a quilt for about, um, two years. 
 Our youngest daughter and I feel in love with this Joel Dewberry Heirloom Fabric Line from Free Spirit. She is making her own set but with a different colored center. Hers continues to be a WIP but here's what mine looked like on the design wall two years ago: 

They have since been moved from wall to basket...forgotten, like so many of our WIP find themselves doing.  So having no hand-sewing project I'm working on and motivated my Marcia's May for Me linky at Crafty Sewing & Quilting, I couldn't think of a better way to sneak in some quiet time for myself than by joining her annual linky. The theme is all about celebrating those few minutes a day you take just for you. My goal is to have these all sewn into rows and ready to baste onto their background fabric by the end of the month.
(Click picture to find out more about Marcia's annual celebration 
and perhaps even join us!)
This is the quilt pattern:
lilly belle quilt a long
For my own convenience and maybe even yours, 
here's the indiviudal links to the tutorials on the Fat Quarterly website: 



17 comments:

  1. Val, they are just beautiful! I hope you get them all sewn together - they definitely deserve to be shown off! I have yet to be 'bitten' by the hand sewing bug. Not sure it will ever hit but I just love seeing others handwork. This one is really great! Can't wait to see your progress on it :)

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  2. I love hexie quilts, but making them is just not me. This is a beautiful pattern and your flowers deserve to be finished properly.

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  3. Beautiful! That's a lot of hexies!! 2 years doesn't seem that long to me..... LOL

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  4. What a fabulous, colourful, happy quilt this will be. I would expect nothing less from you, oh Queen of Happy Quilts!

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  5. Beautiful hexies! It's going to be a gorgeous quilt when you have it all done.

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  6. My favourite thing in this quilting life are hexie quilts and yours, Val, is going to be beautiful. I love that you can take these little beauties anywhere and whip them out and enjoy a li'l hand stitching. Have fun stitching them!

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  7. Awesome looking project. Your hexies have something "groovy" about them. It will be a fun quilt.

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  8. I'm sure you will get them altogether

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  9. I love making hexies but never know what to do with them! You have got a great start on what looks like will be another one of your beauties! Thanks for the links.

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  10. 2" hexies are a good idea, grow much quicker, I have cut lots of papers ready to have a go one day! The 1" ones I have been doing I am rather bored with so hopefully you have inspired me to start again

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  11. Hexies aren't me either but I do like to see what others do with them.

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  12. What a great pattern! Can't wait to see this one finished.

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  13. Such a pretty quilt that will be. Enjoy your 'me' time.

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  14. oh Val!!! You made my heart go pitterpat this morning! A lovely exciting and fresh hexie quilt. The fabrics are fabulous for it! LeeAnna who now wants to make this too!

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  15. Thanks for joining in on the fun of the May for Me Celebration! Love your hexies! That first photo is fantastic! Enjoying May, one day at a time!

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  16. Oh . . . I have that collection of fabrics and put off doing the simple quilt that was patterned for them. This is a great idea. I wonder if I can machine join them with a tiny zig zag and some super fine or invisible thread. My hands don't work well enough to hand piece.

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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