Monday, May 20, 2013

The blob

It's hard to believe this 16" square has consumed most of the last year of my life:-) I guess that's the difference doing things entirely by hand.

 I started working on these last August with the fabrics I used for the BMQG/Quiltcon challenge, That's So Random.  There are tons of great tutorials on how to make hexies but I make mine the way the awesome Jaybird Quilts does it... all 110 of them.

The one tip I will share is to use YLI silk thread when you stitch your hexagons together.  It's a pain in the a** to work with but your stitches will be invisible!  This shot gives you a great sense of the scale.  These are all 1" hexagons.

For the quilting I started with an offset hexagon around one of the hexagons and then just echoed that shape out to the edges.  For the smaller hexagons I just eyeballed it but as I moved out I got pickier and used masking tape as a guide.  I loved working with this orange pearl cotton!

Quilt Stats:

Finished quilt is 16" x 16"

Fabrics:  Kona Cotton Cyan, Azure, Candy Green, Lime, Chartreuse, Buttercup, School Bus, Tangerine, Medium Gray, Coal, White.
Batting:  Quilter's Dream Orient
Thread:  YLI Silk 224, Valdani Pearl Cotton(12) - 204

Sharing this at Amy's awesome Blogger's Quilt Festival in the hand quilted category.  Be sure to visit all the fabulous quilts over there and don't forget to vote for your favorite;-)


  1. Beautiful work!! I've hand-pieced hexes and know exactly how much work that is - just gorgeous.

  2. I think hand work is much more wonderful! Your hexies

  3. Love it and love the quilting. Beautiful!

  4. I really love this quilt. I hope it's hanging somewhere special right now.

  5. Oh this is lovely! I am always amazed with the beauty of these tiny hexagons. Great job!

  6. I just love this one, voted for you :-)