Evolution of Hexagon Quilts
I started piecing hexagon quilts in 1993...
This is my very first hexagon quilt:
This Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt is
100 inches square
1/2 inch hexagons
more than 12,000 hexagons
took me 10 years to piece.
While I was piecing this quilt it seemed as if I would never finish it. I would comment regularly, "I hope I get to sleep under this quilt before I die."
One morning I woke up and my partially pieced quilt was laying over me. I found out my 10 year old son, who had watched me piece this quilt for most of his child hood, had come and covered me up so that I could sleep under the quilt. This memory makes this quilt even more dear to me.
It would be another 10 years before I began my next hexagon quilt:
I was smarter this time around...
I used 3 inch hexagons and it is baby sized!
This baby quilt was finished
in a few weeks......aaaaah.
I was on a roll using larger hexagons:
These are 2 inch hexagons.
I used the Tim Holtz Eclectic Fabric Line.
This was completed in a few months.
The larger hexagons go much, much quicker!
This was my next hexagon quilt:
This is also 2 inch hexagons.
I used my collections of text and number fabrics.
When this was finished,
the cowboy claimed this one...
so it lives in our house and is used daily.
I call it the.....Textagon Quilt.
I just finished this hexagon quilt:
This is done with Marcia Derse Fabrics.
3 inch hexagons.....super fast!
I completed it in 4 weeks.
I am trying to find fabric for the last border.
This is my newest hexagon quilt:
3 inch hexagons
Bright jewel tone batiks......yummy!
I have truly evolved from my very first
to my most recent hexagon quilt.
It has been a FUN trip...
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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,