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Monday, March 24, 2014

Design Wall Monday


I decided to spend some time with the Pieced Hexies quilt. I knew I wanted to do alternate blocks, I knew I didn't want to do any complicated piecing and I knew I wanted to use 2 1/2" strips from batik swaps.  Taking inspiration from Bonnie and Mickey's book, Ring Around The Hexies-order here or here-I decided on framed 9 patches.  So far I think it works.

The hexies them selves are a combination of machine and hand pieced, then I am machine appliqueing them  the block. There will be pieced setting triangles and a simple black border. I added 6 more hexie blocks last night. This top is taking shape.

Since last week, the Pineapple Crazy was put away, lots of time was spent on Mae's Flower Garden, the stuff piled on long arm table is almost all put away, the back for a quilt has been made. I have a feeling there might actually be quilting this week.

See what's on other design walls this week at Patchwork Times.

12 comments:

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

That quilt will be lovely when it's done!

Sue Daurio said...

Love the pieced hexies with the nine patch. that is certainly going to be a head turner when you are done, love it.

Kathie said...

Beautiful, is it as complicated as it looks?

AnnieO said...

Isn't nice when the quilt ideas turn out so well? Fantastic combo, I say! You always get so much done.

Annie said...

I love the contrast. It really makes those gorgeous blocks pop!

Quilter Kathy said...

WOW! Fantastic scrap quilt... so much to see!

Mary said...

Good luck getting to the Machine this week. That's on my agenda too. Looks like you are doing a lot of handwork with Hexies.

katyquilts said...

These are lovely!

Barb in Mi said...

Great combo of hexies with nine patch!

Silvana said...

Anche io ho fatto di questi esagoni. Sono meravigliosi. Complimenti continua. Silvana Italia

Ramona said...

Your hexies and framed nine patches look great together. Love the look!

Diane said...

I love how they go together too-the dark fabrics really make this happen. I hope you 'actually' get to quilt too!