I have just finished my 51st hexagon quilt. This one is being donated to Quilters Dream Batting, Hopes & Dreams Challenge. Hopes & Dreams raises funds for ALS Reasearch (Lou Gerigs disease). 100% of all funds raised by Quilters Dream Batting goes to ALS Research. If you think you, your Bee or local quilt shop would be interested in donating quilts please go to their website http://quiltersdreambatting.com/HD/ALS.htm for all the details.
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More Tales of Hexagon Quilts
I’m waiting for backing fabric to arrive so I can quilt Soho Sunflowers and I’m almost finished with my Obituary Quilt. I thought I would share some tidbits about Hexagon Quilts. The first hexagon quilt below I named “Koi in a Blender” I made for Alex in 2006, I made the second “Jumping for Joy” out of the same fabric in 2008. What I found interesting is how different they came out. I made the third “Route 66” in 2006 and again in 2007 for a friend of mine. Again they came out so different.
I taught a hexagon quilt class where two students with the same fabric worked next to each other and their quilts came out completely different. I guess it depends where your repeat starts and what your vision is.
Teeny Tiny Hexagon Quilt
I wanted to see what would happen if I cut my hexagon quilt strips 1 1/2″ wide. Well, I made a 12 inch hexagon quilt. The process stays the same, but by varying the size of the strips you vary the size of the block. If you have a very large print you can cut your strips wider making a larger block. Some of my students don’t want to make a full size quilt. So they can choose a fabric with a smaller print and cut their strips smaller, such as 2 1/2 inch strips makes a great wall hanging.
With the rest of the fabric I made this quilt. I cut the strips the standard 3 3/4 inches wide. This quilt measures 65″ x 82″. Below is the original fabric I started with.
Inside the Twister
Made from Wizard of Oz fabric in sepia tones. The blocks in this quilt are made from one piece of fabric. Each block is a kaleidoscope of equilateral triangles. It is designed to look as if the twister is in the middles of the fabric scooping up Dorothy, Toto, Miss Gulch and Professor Marvel. All materials are new and 100% cotton. I designed this quilt, made it and quilted it. It has been washed and measures 72″ x 78″.
Inside the Twister on the Design Wall
This is Inside the Twister III on the design wall. It is made from Wizard of Oz fabric in sepia tones. I am a Wizard of Oz Fanatic.