Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hexie Heart Wall Hanging

Let's see a finish!  I've had a few quilt tops finished and spent some time on finally quilting them.  It feels good to cross them off the list.  Without further ado...


HEXIE HEART
20 1/2" x 21 1/2"
What I love about small quilts is they quilt up fast!  I guess that depends on how detailed you make it, but in general...they are faster!  The reward is having a lovely little quilt and the feeling of accomplishment.



I started this quilting journey by stitching approximately 1/8" along the edges of the hexies.  Because the hexies and hearts were laid on top of a piece of fabric, I needed to make sure they were secure.  I guess you would call this applique!



The next move was quilting a circle around each heart and hexie circle.  I love how the circles on the hexies overlap to create a little more interest. 


























I did stitch in the ditch around each heart, but left the inside of the heart free and clear of any quilting.  I felt if I did any quilting there I'd feel the need to use matching thread, and I wasn't feeling that at all!  Call me lazy! 



Maybe lazy with the hearts, but I did free motion quilt around each one!  I'm calling it filigree quilting.  That sounds much more interesting than stipple quilting which is really what it is!

The lines around the outside of the hexie circle are 1/4" and 1/2" wide.  A simple design that adds a little texture I suppose!



The back is a piece of Alison Glass 'Artifact' fabric that I've been saving for no reason whatsoever!  I've been getting better about letting go of certain pieces of fabric, which is a very good feeling.  



I'm pretty happy with this quilt!  I told you when I first blogged about this (Rainbow Love) just how quickly it went together and that I was going to make another one.  

I haven't actually made another one, but I have one ready to go!  This time the hexies will be solids...and the hexies will be 1/2"!  I'm super excited about that!  I'm saving it for a trip we have to make back to Oregon to visit the in-laws.  I don't think it'll take long to whip it together once I start it.  Another stay tuned project!

LINKING:
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20 comments :

  1. I love this!! What a cool way to use hexies - totally going to put this on my to-do list.

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    1. At least you have it on your list now! It was on mine for a couple years and it felt good to finally make it!

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  2. This is just so pretty!! I love it!! Nice work hugs, Julierose

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    1. I like how it finished up with the quilting and can’t wait to start the mini version soon!

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  3. Beautiful as always. I really like the circles you quilted in.

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  4. This is such a lovely and colorful wall hanging. Certainly will brighten up an area. I would still be trying to decide how to quilt it..........indecision is my second middle name! Hope you have a good visit with the in-laws. Nadine W. N. Cali rnwillis@velotech.net

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  5. Congrats on your rainbow-licious quilt finish, Jayne!!

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  6. That's exactly why I like making mini quilts. They finish up so quickly. This one is so lively, pretty and fun. Nice finish!

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  7. Great little finish! The quilting texture looks fab :)

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  8. so beautiful! I love the way you quilted it. leaving the hearts plain makes them pop, not lazy at all!

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  9. Wow! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the rainbow of colors. Looking forward to seeing the micro mini of this pattern.

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  10. I love it!!! And again, your quilting decisions leave me breathless!!! Still waiting for that book. LOL

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  11. Mini quilts are so satisfying, aren't they? I love the rainbow progression, of course, but the quilting really adds amazing texture and life.

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  12. I have loved seeing this little quilt come together - such a fun combination of hand-piecing and paper-piecing! And the rainbow of color - that's where my heart is, for sure. Beautiful, Jayne!

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  13. Beautiful color work and your quilting is perfect. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  14. Oh, my goodness, I’m in love!

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  15. This is just so fun to look at! So smart to 'applique' the hexies to the background by machine(I do that a lot) as it is so fast and you are quilting at the same time, a win win!

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  16. An absolutely stunning quilt... I love it... the colours and the design and the quilting... fabulous!

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  17. I couldn't agree with you more about the sense of accomplishment you get from finished a small quilt. Love how you quilted it, a lovely combination of circles and lines. Looks beautiful, Jayne!

    -Soma

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