Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Applique Quilt

I decided that I wanted to enter two different categories this year in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  You can see my first entry here, my second entry is into the Applique Category.  I don’t do much hand work, so my project is machine appliqued.  

I made this small wall hanging for the Modern She Made Swap on Flickr. The theme this time is Hexies which are right up my alley. I have over 1500 of them made and waiting for another 300 before I start piecing my quilt.

Spiral Hexie Wall HangingFor this quilt I used hexies ranging in size from 1″ all the way up to 4″ (if measuring along one side). They are appliqued onto a gray Essex Linen Backing and matchstick quilted.  Considering how small the quilt is I was shocked at how many bobbins I went through!

I love a good rainbow so I went scrappy rainbow on it and I also wanted it to have a nice flow, hence the spiral design.

I can say, with absolute certainty, that this will be one of the hardest quilts I ever let go of when I mail it to its new owner later this week!

Quilt Stats:
Hexie Spiral Wall Hanging
Size: 26″ x 22″
Machine Pieced, Quilted, & Designed by Melissa Dunworth (me)
Category: Applique

I hope you enjoyed seeing this quilt (again if you are a regular or for the first time if you are new here). 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the festival!



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14 Responses to Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Applique Quilt

  1. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    I love hexies! Nice job. I think the colors are wonderful.

  2. Mary C in WA says:

    Nice to have a quilt in the Festival in two Categories. Congrats on the Fun Hexie quilt. I like how you arranged them in the swirl.

  3. Susan says:

    I can understand why it would be hard to let it go. Lucky, lucky person who is getting it.

  4. BillieBee says:

    Really love this hexie quilt!

  5. I really like the design of this one. Great use of color.

  6. CitricSugar says:

    Now THAT’S a modern hexie!!

    Great work and LOVE that quilting!

  7. Love the piecing and the quilting on this beauty!! Fabulous job all the way around!!! I couldn’t let it go either 🙂

  8. Vicki says:

    Love this little beauty!!

  9. CeLynn says:

    As hard as it is to let it go,I bet that the new owner will love it all the more 🙂

  10. Love those spiralling hexies, the colours are fab! I still have applique on my hasn’t happened yet!

  11. Jo Ferguson says:

    Another great entry. I’m a fan of hexie quilts and I love the way you’ve arranged them. It’s a wonderful quilt and your partner is a very lucky, person.

  12. Susan says:

    I do love hexagons. I am on that same journey. I think I have about 500 basted.

  13. DeborahGun says:

    I really like this one 🙂

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