Monday, February 17, 2014

A Hexagon Mini Quilt

Hello, friends!

This time of year I'm all about hand-work projects -- binding, embriodery, cross-stitch, knitting, & English Paper Piecing. Any little project that I can take with in the car or can work on from under the warmth of a quilt. That last one is most important, from under the warmth of a quilt. Have I mentioned to you how COLD it is in Minnesota?! 

If you've been following along on Facebook or Instagram you may have noticed I've been working on a fun new English Paper Piecing project. It all started with precut package of hexagons from Robert Kaufman in a wonderful rainbow of solids. I wanted to create a unique project using the hexagons and immediately decided upon English Paper Piecing. I really wanted to preserve the array of rainbow colors rather than mix them up, so this hexagon color wheel design was born. I love it!


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Each Hexagon was paper pieced & hand sewn together in to one complete hexagon ring. If you'd like to try English Paper Piecing, check out this post for more information & helpful tips! Once I had my completed hexagon ring I appliqued it onto White Kona cotton using a simple straight-stitch.

rainbows make me happy // #canoeridgecreations // @robertkaufman #konasolids

I straight-line quilted this mini quilt rather than distract from the over all design with more intricate quilting -- plus, it's my favorite way to quilt! I used Aurifil thread (color 2024, 50 wt.) and my BERNINA walking foot to create these straight-line quilting lines about 1/2" apart. The resulting texture just makes me happy! :)

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A Hexagon Mini Quilt.


The binding fabric is the black & white feather print from Alison Glass' Sunprints for Andover Fabrics. This print makes a fabulous binding, I can't wait to use it in more projects!

Happy Sewing!
Megan 

22 comments:

  1. What a wonderful quilt! I missed its dimensions. Love the rainbow effect you have created. I invite you to link to Hexie Weekend to show off your creation. Ends Monday, midnight.

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  2. Gorgeous! I am secretly in love with colour wheels, ha ha! Your hexy version is amazing!!!
    Esther
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  3. i already saw it on instagram, and im so in love with it, so cute, and Im totally into rainbows right now

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  4. Hexagons are so versatile, it amazes me every time to see the new ideas quilters come up with! Your mini quilt is absolutely beautiful!

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  5. Fabulous! I love it! What size hexagons did you use, and what is the overall size of the quilt? I am always blown away by your quilting! You certainly have mastered this technique! Perfection!

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  6. Love this! What a great addition to a (lucky) sewing room! The binding really sets it off.

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  7. I love this! What a great addition to a (lucky) sewing room! The binding is perfect.

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  8. I love this! I have just started learning English paper piecing, and I might have to get this a whirl.

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  9. I love this! I just started learning English paper piecing and I might have to give this a whirl.

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  10. I have a stack of hexagons and didn't know what to do with them until now! Beautiful job and straightline quilting is my favorite to do too!

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  11. This is really lovely. Did you applique that onto the background?

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  12. Lovely. Are these brights + pastels?

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    1. Thanks for your reply, the quilt looks like Spring!

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  13. I LOVE this mini quilt. You have done a superb job and it's just exquisite.

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  14. this is gorgeous.....the colors are amazing

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  15. Oh, this just makes me sighhhh with happiness! I love everything about it. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

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  16. Oh, this just makes me sighhhh with happiness! It's beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

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  17. Love the binding choice! Great finish!

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  18. Beautiful! Love that you made a ring out of the hexies so the Kona shows through the center. Lovely work!

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  19. do you always use white thread? It looks great - also do you usually do a grid or just lines in one direction - how do you decide?

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