Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hexing Around

I first posted about this quilt a few weeks ago.  This Hexing Around quilt was created by the members of the IMAGINE at do. Good Stitches group.  She’s all finished and ready to be mailed.

  hexing around quilt 1

I decided against using any sashing between the blocks and I LOVE the result.  I preferred the more compact look with less open space between the vibrant colors. (The tutorial for making the blocks can be found here.  Great tutorial – thanks Lee!)

hexing around quilt 2

For the quilting I tried something new.  I did some simple wavy lines horizontally across the quilt.  You can sort of see them in the photo above, but better in the photo below.  I wanted the lines to be organic feeling – not structured and exact. 

hexing around quilt 3

As I began the quilting I was a bit concerned that I might run into some puckering problems but I had none.  (whew!)  I was also very curious how it would look after washing- but no worries!  It’s beautiful, and I will definitely be using the wavy lines quilting technique again sometime!

The quilt back is fairly simple:

hexing around quilt back

It’s hard to tell from the photo, but with the blue fabric and the wavy quilting lines it gives a feeling of water – a happy accident.  Love when that happens.  The blue fabric is from the Fox Trails line by Riley Blake.  It’s called Basic Shades- Robin.  You can see it here with the rest of the line and I purchased it from here (love this shop!)

I wanted a dark binding to help frame the quilt front and I ended up deciding on this dot print from the Jovial line (Basic Grey for Moda).  I added a strip of it across the back as well. 

Thank you to all of the members of the IMAGINE group for the blocks you donated!

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story


  1. that's lovely! The colours are gorgeous!

  2. That looks amazing! You all did such a fantastic job. Love the quilting =D

  3. Eeeeeeeek!!!! It's GORGEOUS!!! OMG, it's way better than my original Hexing Around quilt. : ) Fantastic job, I love it!

  4. It looks so fabulous! The quilting looks great and I totally agree with your no-sashing choice. Beautiful!

  5. I love this quilt! Wow, those blocks are really pretty! You did a great job with the quilting!

  6. Great quilt. Scrappy hexagons are on my list of things to try. This is great inspiration.

  7. This turned out so so fantastic! So glad I got to be a part of it :-)

  8. It's gorgeous! Thanks for the wavy line tips : )

  9. Love the colors and the quilting is great!


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