Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Be a Hexie Queen -- Day Seven

Here is the link to the whole schedule that Debby will be crowning us as hexie queens in the making


Well this is the last day of the Be a Hexie Queen Blog Hop and it has been amazing.  Many thanks to blog hop hostess Debby Kratovil for coordinating this wonderful blog hop.  And many thanks to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt for allowing us the opportunity to have this much fun.   I got a late start do to family illness and thought that I couldn't complete the blog hop.  But I persevered and  was able to start 2 projects from the many projects that I tagged.  Both of my projects were made using tools by Debby Kratovil, our blog hostess.  I used the half hexagon template and the spider web template.  Both templates were beneficial in getting my projects out of my head and put together.

Half Hexagon Template
 
Spider Web Template


Twisted Hexagon blocks
I am making this quilt for my youngest grand-daughter who does not have a quilt yet.  She loves the cartoon "The Dinosaur Train" so I thought I would make her first quilt with some whimsical dinosaurs.  I will add 3 more blocks with the black center.  They were a breeze to put together with the spider web template ruler.

My next project pays homage to the modern quilt movement.  Hexagons are not just for traditional quilts.  The quilt was based on a pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  It was made with 2-1/2 inch strips and the hexagons were pieced with Debby's Half Hexagon template ruler.  The original pattern called for a piano key border, but I like the clean modern look without the borders.




So starts my love affair with hexies.  I have more ideas than I have time.  Here are today's participants.  Enjoy visiting each blog and remember to leave a comment.  Thanks for joining in the fun!!


Wednesday, August 28
  
   
Marjorie's Busy Corner   
Quiltscapes

Livinbluequilter   (you are here)

61 comments:

Heleen Groot said...

Both projects are beautiful, but I would love to see how the second one turns out! The colour scheme looks really fun. Well done you and I am glad you have fallen in love with the hexy!

Fishkopp said...

The quilt will be stunning.
Love the outlay.

Gill said...

I love the twisted hexagons!
thanks for sharing!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great projects - yes I think we all need more time - if I live to be 100 I still wont have finished all my ideas! oh well I will have probably forgotten them all by then!

JoyceLM said...

Pretty projects - thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great start!

Michele T said...

Love all the colour!! Great ideas too! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful projects! blessings, marlene

Sharon said...

Your hexie quilt will look wonderful, congrats on putting them into a quilt...

Madame Samm said...

yes we all seem to be having a love affair with these..
hexies...lol your grey one I really like ..very modern girlfriend

Linda J said...

I love the dinosaur piece, hexies and half hexie twists. Cool!

I leave borders off a good bit but not because I am a modern quilter, LOL. I hate doing them and 2nd I do donation quilts and the thing is big enough for the size range or I ran out of fabric to add them. All sorts of reasons including your choice: modern theme!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Good morning...lovely projects. just love them

Rosa said...

Wondserful project,love them.Thanks for sharing!

jan said...

Those Twisted hexies are too cute and I love the modern quilt. Thanks for sharing.
xo jan

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Both are lovely! I've never tried twisted hexies... hmmm... :)

KTMae said...

The bright colors go nicely with gray

Linda said...

Your projects are both so nice! Your granddaughter will be thrilled with her dinosaurs, I'm sure!

Connie said...

What neat projects and the Dinosaur blocks for your grand-daughter will make a wonderful quilt!

apple blossom said...

nice project love the twisted hexie project

Carol said...

I love those twisted hexagon blocks and the fabrics you used are great looking...very nice! Your modern quilt is just beautiful.

Rose Best said...

Love the bright colours and the hexagon blocks are so neat

Scrapatches said...

Lovely hexie projects. I really like the way the colors play in the twisted hexies. Looking forward to seeing how you do the quilting on the modern hexie quilt. I think leaving off the piano key border is an excellent choice. Happy quilting! ... :) Pat

Emily C said...

lovely hexies.

Marianne Jeffrey said...

Your projects are sensational and thanks for sharing the templates you used as well, that is a great idea!

Margaret said...

Thanks for sharing. I know after this blog hop I need to try and get some of these rulers. Your project is going to be beautiful

Vickie said...

Your gray quilt is very modern and very wonderful !

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Great quilt! Love the colors!

patchouli moon studio said...

Great hexie quilt.

Mary said...

Love the twisted hexagons. Great way to make an I Spy quilt. Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

Love the look of the twisted hexagon blocks! Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise Russell said...

Beautiful projects!!!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Hahaha, I understand PERFECTLY what you mean when you say you have more ideas than you have time...I am the same way! great job on your quilt, hope you post again when it's finished...

MooseStash Quilting said...

What fun blocks! A great reminder to look beyond the block!

Lou said...

Great job... keep up the good work!
Can't wait to see teh modern quilt all quilted:)

Angeliasue said...

Thank you for sharing!

Josie McRazie said...

Great now Dinosaur Train will be stuck in my head all day! LOL I LOVE the fun brihgt colours!! Thanks for sharing!!

Quilting Tangent said...

I like your twisted Hexagon quilt.

Britt-Inger said...

Your twisted hexagons are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Debby said...

How very nice to see you mention my two humble rulers. That little half-hexie has gotten a lot of exposure and your Twisted Hexagon blocks are so very, very cute! I love making them myself. Thanks for sharing all your work. Let us see your quilt when you're finished quilting it.

sandra said...

Your quilts are very lovely keep working at them. I love the twisted hexies, thanks for sharing.

Brandy Pettit said...

I'm jealous of the dinosaur quilt... your granddaughter is lucky! I may have to sneak on in, my husband used to be obsessed with dinosaurs... Hahaha! Thank you for sharing!
~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

charlotte said...

Love your twisted hexies. That is such a neat pattern. Thanks so much for sharing today.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! I would like to see your first project when it is done. I think it will be wonderful.

Carla said...

Such great projects. Thanks for sharing. I love a modern approach to hexies.

Just Quilt It said...

Cute projects! I love that twisted hexagon pattern. Really nice work!

tink's mom said...

Wonderful job on both projects. Your granddaughter will be in love with it as soon as she opens the bag.

maggie said...

Love your hexie projects! Well done.
Cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Suze said...

One little girl has a very talented, loving grandmother to make her this beautiful quilt. It is amazing. You are making great progress. Your modern quilt is great. I agree with you; I like it without a border. I have an "old" friend - she's 90. She thinks every quilt has to have a border. Nope! She and I don't agree on that one. She made me a double wedding ring quilt and she didn't put a border on it - lol. Thanks for participating and happy finishing your projects - you have a wonderful start. I hope to see you soon in more hops.

Robin said...

I love your twisted hexies! So cool!

Frances Campbell said...

Great ideas for using the hexies. I think your little one will love her dinosaur quilt.

Baa. xxx said...

Love the bright solid colours - would love to see it when it is finished. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy's Chatter said...

Two very different looking quilts and both are lovely! Love your choice of fabrics and colors. Thanks for being a hexi queen and sharing with us today!

BizyStitches said...

It does look like your are having fun with your hexies. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Love the colors with the grey.

Tami C said...

Both of your quilts are sure to be loved. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Your granddaughter will love her hexified dino quilt!

Qltr89 said...

Thank you for sharing your hexagon projects. I really like your modern take on the hexagon quilt. Like you I prefer not to add a border. I think it takes away attention intended for the hexagon blocks, don't you?

LJ said...

Wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.

gpc said...

Love those colors! :)

evelyn said...

I think you are hooked! Love the colours in the twisted hexies.

Shannon said...

Great projects!! They are so cool. I love both of them!!