Saturday, December 17, 2016

Hexy Quilt.....Bright Batiks

Sunrise in the back yard this morning...

22 degrees @ 5am......brrrrr

 Yesterday I dug through the fabric cupboard

and pulled out lots of yummy 

jewel tone batiks:

I am beginning a new hexagon quilt...

I have a weak spot for 

jewel tones and batiks...

I spent the evening 

cutting out hexagons and basting them...

my train case is ready for travel quilting...

Close Up View of these batiks:

We are heading for town today...

We need to stop by the feed store and pick up

protein tubs for the cattle and groceries for us...

I will be stitching 

all the way to town and back again!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. Do you have a quick way to cut out all the hex shapes? I've been thinking of starting a hexxie quilt in the not too distant future. I've got all the paper shapes for the paper piecing but wasn't sure how to quickly cut the shapes and minimize fabric loss. Thanks for any advise you can share on this.

  2. Pretty batiks for a hexy quilt. I'm also working with batiks and hexies, but making table toppers.


  3. LuAnn, do you wash your batiks before making them into hexies?

  4. Beautiful batiks! I have three charm packs of jewel tone batiks and some solid black jelly rolls I am going to make a quilt with. I can't wait to get it started. Which will be after I get the courage up to clean and organize my sewing room!

  5. WOW great colors!!! Don't you just love sewing those hexies!! I am crazy about them....can't wait to see this piece finished...

  6. I layer my fabrics 4 deep so I can cut 4 hexies at a time. I cut a row of hexagons, then stagger the next row so I have minimal fabric loss. After a layer my fabrics 4 deep, I run a glue stick across the back of one of the hexies and stick it down to the top of the fabric pile, then I cut around it with a pair of scissors (through all 4 layers), then I separate the 4 hexies and glue the other 3 papers onto the fabrics, which gives me 4 hexies, then I glue the seam allowance down to the papers…….4 basted hexagons. You get into a zone and you get them done quickly. I have been making hexagon quilts since 1993 so it is second nature to me and I have streamlined my methods to be efficient.

    Just jump in and do it…….once you get going, it will become your best friend.


  7. NO, I don't pre-wash my fabrics, I prefer the stiffer feel of the new fabric, much easier to cut and handle during the process. After the binding is on the quilt, then I give it a good washing. Everything shrinks up just right that way.

    Have FUN,

  8. LuAnn, Beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

  9. Thank you for the hints LuAnn. I think my hexie quilt will have to move higher up on the creative to-do list. And it will make for a great traveling project.