Hexagon ~ Finish

8.05.2013

My first epp hexagon wall hanging is finished! The hexie flowers are sewn together and then I appliquéd it to the background fabric like I appliqué my dresden plates.  I couldn't decide what to do in the middle, so I played with a larger hexie flower... 


...and fussy cut the lamb for the center. =) This wall hanging will be going up in my sewing room. It measures 29"x31".


This was my "test" piece, to see if I would like making hexagons and the hand sewing it involves. 

The verdict??

I DO!

I am getting ready to start a larger project. I have my sewing kit all set up and I am auditioning fabric. The  free pattern I am going to follow can be found at Paper Pieces.



I am not ambitious enough to make a queen size quilt that the pattern is written for, so my math man helped me figure out how many diamonds I would need to for a 60"x70"-ish size quilt. Once I get there, I can decide if I want to make it bigger or be done. 


Now back to auditioning fabric. =) I can't wait to get started! 

13 comments:

  1. Your hexie wallhanging is beautiful! Love the little lamb in the center! I am looking forward to seeing your progress with the larger hexie quilt! I love doing hexie quilts, and I have one in progress right now with the diamond shapes too!

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  2. They become addicting. In the car, at an appointment and while watching TV so be prepared. Chris

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  3. Beautiful! Hexagons are so addicting :). Have fun!

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  4. Amy you do such beautiful work! I love your hexie quilt. Congratulations on finishing it.

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  5. Lovely, I have been had hexies and dresden's on my mind all weekend, I am thinking pillows to start! Have a great week Amy!!

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  6. I love the quilt you are fixin to start!! And you are so lucky to have a math man lol! Will you piece it all by hand?

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  7. I love the lamb! Where did you find fabric like this? So perfect for you. Love the wall hanging. What size are the hexies you made? I can't see myself doing the tiny ones I've seen. But this looks about like the size I could try. Thanks for sharing this. So lovely.

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  8. So beautiful and love the polka dot background!! Oh, the diamond hexie quilt is gorgeous!! I would love to give it a try after I finish my flower garden one!! xo Heather

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  9. Love your hexie quilt. You must really like doing hexies with your next project...Wow. That's a lot of little pieces.

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  10. Your hexie flower wall hanging is absolutely gorgeous! I want to make one! I do have some little Hexies sewn I guess I should do something with them. You've inspired me.

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  11. It's beautiful! I love the polka dots too! Is the fabric you're auditioning Paris Flea Market? It's one of my favorite collections of all times!! Can't wait to see your hexies in it.

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  12. hehe I have a 'math man' too! I wouldn't be able to do my quilts without him!! Best of luck with your hexie diamond quilt, looks like it will be fabulous :)
    Jessie, xo

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  13. I love this arrangement. I've had about 16 GFG blocks made from some historic repro fabric made for several months now and couldn't think of a unique layout. I think yours is to be copied! It's wonderful. Thanks for such a lovely quilt. So happy!

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