Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Oh, How I Love My Hexies

My obsession of the past week—hexagons—are not what might come to mind when you think of hexagons. They are not sweet, little, English paper-pieced hexagons. (For the record, I adore EPP hexies, but since I’m morally opposed to doing anything by hand, you’ll not find them on my to-do list.) These are huge, 16-inch hexagons. Some of them are hexagons within hexagons. And I am so darn smitten with them.


If you visited last week when I first talked about hexagons, you know that I’m doing a BOM program through my local quilt shop, which uses Jaybird Quilts’ Park Bench design and Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics line. I’m 99.9 percent caught up on these guys. (For whatever reason, my LQS subbed a fabric in for one of the May blocks, and I’m not into it; that’s on hold until I come up with a sub for the sub.) Here’s the rest of the lineup thus far:



I cannot tell you how much fun these hexies are to cut and assemble. I love using Jaybird Quilts’ specialized rulers, and the Botanics line is nothing short of gorgeous—it really deserves all the attention it’s received. And I’m accumulating a nice pile of Botanics scraps. Why didn’t it occur to me that this project would feed my scrap collection?! I can only imagine what I’ll do with these pretty little leftover bits and pieces.

What about you? Have you done any of JQs’ patterns? (Audrey over at Hot Pink Quilts recently unveiled her latest iteration of JQs’ Northern Lights—she’s made a bunch of quilts with that design.) I’d love to hear your recommendations and invite you to gush about your own love of hexies.

Linking up to . . .


http://www.sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com/2014/06/lets-bee-social-26.html

11 comments:

  1. wonderful variations of hexies, great!

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  2. Those are fantastic! I haven't really gotten in to hexies, but seeing these...makes me think...

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    1. Jayne, I hear them calling your name. You won't regret it ...

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  3. So beautiful! I will have to check out that pattern! I've never done hexagons that aren't EPP.

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  4. These look fabulous! Yummy fabric and a yummy pattern! I recently made a big hexie block pieced with diamonds and equilateral triangles for a bee, and I loved it so much, I had to make another one and use it as a medallion! I'd love to try this pattern someday. Besides the Northern Lights quilt pattern (which, as you know, I love--thanks for the link love!) I've also tried the Raspberry Desserts pattern from Julie's book, and that turned out really really well. She's such a talented pattern designer!

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    1. I just looked at Julie's version of Raspberry Desserts and yours. Lovely! I will have to keep that and Northern Lights on my radar screen for future projects!

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  5. These are sooooo gorgeous! I am in love with the botanics all together, and in such a pretty pattern. Your hexagons are perfect! I can't wait to see this all finished up!

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    1. I love your rainbow star flower done in Botanics. (People, check it out at http://www.lelandavestudios.com/2014/03/06/rainbow-starflower-complete/) I hope I have enough scrap action to make a mini Botanics quilt when all is said and done with Park Bench!

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  6. Your collection of hexi blocks are looking sew good! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  7. Gorgeous! I really need to bust out these rulers as they're collecting dust in my drawer while I work on other things. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. These are looking great! No wonder you are smitten with them. Maybe one day I'll try these large hexies too.

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