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.
For 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!
Name: Hexie Spiral Wall Hanging
Size: 26″ x 22″
Machine Pieced, Quilted, & Designed by Melissa Dunworth (me)
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!
I love hexies! Nice job. I think the colors are wonderful.
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.
I can understand why it would be hard to let it go. Lucky, lucky person who is getting it.
Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone. I just voted for yours – because it was actually one of the two I liked best!
Really love this hexie quilt!
I really like the design of this one. Great use of color.
Now THAT’S a modern hexie!!
Great work and LOVE that quilting!
Love the piecing and the quilting on this beauty!! Fabulous job all the way around!!! I couldn’t let it go either 🙂
Love this little beauty!!
As hard as it is to let it go,I bet that the new owner will love it all the more 🙂
Love those spiralling hexies, the colours are fab! I still have applique on my list..it hasn’t happened yet!
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.
I do love hexagons. I am on that same journey. I think I have about 500 basted.
I really like this one 🙂