Wednesday, February 15, 2012

You've Got a Hex On Me!

There's something about hexagons that I like. There's nothing terribly modern about sewing a bunch of hexagons together, but I did try to get a random layout and avoid the "grandmother's flower garden" flower shape, though a couple slipped in there.
I used some of my favorite gray prints along with kona snow, white and pale flesh.  I like the lightness and depth that the two shades of white create. Pale flesh is the perfect baby pink, soft and gentle. I bound it in the pale flesh as well.  If I would have had a baby girl...sigh.
I'm pretty happy with how the hexagons came together. I'm not perfect with the machine sewing technique, but I'm definitely developing my skill level. This won't be my last hexie quilt!

39 comments:

Carolyn S. said...

it's beautiful! Love the colors and the calm.

Amorette said...

the colors are really perfect together in hexies. love this quilt!

piece peace said...

I really like this quilt. That pale flesh color is a super counterpoint to the other neutrals in the quilt.

Monica said...

love the fabric combinations!

Jan | Daisy Janie said...

Really sweet combo of fabrics and quilting!

Megan said...

This is really beautiful. The palette reminds me of vintage hand-tinted photographs. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Are you going to let us know how you pieced the quilt? Hope so....

craftytammie said...

it's beautiful!

Jean said...

Gorgeous! So peaceful & calm.

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!

Sharon said...

Very calm and restful. I love it!

Kristen said...

I love the layout! Hexagon can be modern! :)

Sharon said...

Great job, a nice modern twist with a classic block. The quilting is terrific.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Very soothing- lovely work!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I love the quilting you did!!! It finishes it perfect!!!

KateKwiltz said...

Great vibe! I need to learn how to sew these!

Mary P said...

Gorgeous work, Jacquie.

SusieDW said...

...I agree with what piece peace said about the flesh color. About the imperfect quilting. I kinda like that it's not perfect, that the waves and curves are not equidistant or in synch. The sewing perfection and perfection in in the shapes are enough already. Makes it more interesting and executed by a human.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Really beautiful. Very soft and calming.

Ethne said...

This is beautiful, I love the random placing of the fabrics and how it's worked out
Oh to be rid of UFO's to be able to play with something along these lines ;o)

carol said...

I usually hate hexie quilts. You've changed my mind!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Well... if I have a baby girl...
Just kidding. Love the mix of fabrics here.

Kristi said...

love to know more about how you pieced this together since you said it was machine pieced. Just beautiful...love it!

Esch House Quilts said...

I love how the Pale Flesh plays with the pink in the Habitat fabric, but neither of them are so pink as to be distracting from the overall palette. Beautiful!!

Sharon T said...

Beautiful! I love all that you do!

Kate said...

It's just lovely! Did you quilt that yourself? The little waves are perfect.

jacquie said...

hi kate...yup i quilted it....the waves aren't perfect, but i think that's what makes it wonderful!

SusieDW said...

There is one obvious "grandma's Flower Garden" in the lower center. I notice that nearly all of the rest of the quilt and organization (except the cluster in upper right) of the hexies there is always a pale flesh, cream or light grey positioned to interrupt the dark part of the design creating the "...garden". It's like a maze ... Anyway you travel there is an out.. except with that lower center "...garden". In a way I think for this small piece the "...garden" adds to feeling of solid composition. I am I explaining my observation well? LOL! Oh well!

Tamie said...

Very cool.

Kris said...

This quilt is Awesome!!!

cottonreel said...

Love the colour . It all looks so neat

Elsa said...

Your color choices are wonderful. I recently finished a 1" hexagon quilt (sewn by hand) with about 950 hexes in it. I would love to make one on the machine ~ it would definitely go a lot faster!

Marty Mason said...

Beauiful...now I simply must do hexagons. Thanks for sharing the link to the video the other day. I watched it and learned!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt. A fresh, soft, calm take on hexagons. Terrific!
Debbie R.

Poppyprint said...

What a perfectly restful combination of print and colour. Beautiful!

**nicke... said...

i love the color combinations! love!

folksmith said...

Love, love, love the quilt.

Julie said...

Jacqui, how is that you outdo yourself with every new quilt. When you started out, did you use patterns?
I just bought my first one today. I've taught myself how to quilt.

janice said...

in my opinion, only you could make a hexagon quilt look fabulous.