Sunday, December 18, 2016

Hexagon Quilts....

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...

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. Oh, that new one is going to be stunning! Keep us posted please.

  2. Thank you for posting them all. I love the traditional and your Grandmother's Garden Quilt - what a wonderful quilt. But when I start mine it will be afghan size with big hexies.

  3. Wow, love the hexi quilts. Are they hand pieced and do you wash them in the washer. I love the colors of your new quilt....
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

  4. Okay I need to get my butt moving.....I have a Grnadmother's quilt I started, yes many years ago AND a larger hexi inspired me with your wonderful FINISHED hexi quilts!!!

  5. Hi Kathleen,
    Yes, the hexagon quilts are hand pieced, English Paper Piecing technique. Yes, I wash them in the washer, they are quite durable because they are heavily quilted.

    My Best To You,

  6. I LOVE your current hexagon quilt! The colors are stunning. Is there a speedy way to cut out the hexagons and papers? Thanks!

  7. Hi Sharon,
    So glad you are enjoying the hexagon posts…..we do need our color fix! There are templates available so you can rotary cut your papers and fabric hexagons if you like.. Since I travel with my hand pieced quilt projects, I cut the fabric hexagons as needed. I layer my fabrics 4 to 6 deep and cut them out with a sharp pair of scissors. I have also traveled with a little lap desk and rotary cut my hexagons and that works too. It depends on my mood what approach I take.

    My Best To You,

    LuAnn Kessi

  8. Yes, I hand piece my hexagons and yes, the quilts are washable when completed. I tend to heavily machine quilt my quilts so they all wash up very nicely and are very durable to use and enjoy.

    My Best To You,