What DO 3,200 HEXIES Look Like?

Customer Quilts | June 7, 2020 | By

Before I show you this fabulous quilt, I have to mention that my favorite HOBBS batting seller is having a sale this weekend through Monday, June 8. You can see what they have when you click on the link. This is out of Overland Park, KS, and you can also pick up curbside!

I’ve got a beautiful, EPP (English paper piecing) quilt top that I’m quilting for my friend, Marla, this weekend. She hand pieced this 100″ square top over 2 or 3 years of car and plane trips, waiting rooms, etc. Her handwork is exceptional and I’m so excited to quilt it for her.

These hexes finish at roughly 1 1/2″. EPP is essentially a piece of paper with a piece of fabric formed around it, then each piece is whip stitched together by hand. Here is a photo of the back, which is just as exquisite!

Marla also did a ‘stay stitching’ around the perimeter, which secures the outer edges so that nothing comes apart. It really helps a longarmmer when this is done to avoid split seams when loading on the frame.

I’m using a beautiful edge to edge digitized design by Anne Bright called, Fanfare. You can find that on her website here. https://annebrightdesigns.com/product/fanfare-b2b/

My tip on a busy quilt, don’t spend money to custom quilt it, you’ll never see the quilting! Using an all over pattern really gives the quilt texture and won’t take away from the piecing.

I can hardly wait to finish this one and hope to do that today! Hope you’re having a great Sunday and don’t forget to check out the batting sale on all rolls, packages and pillow forms. I’ll be sure to post the finish of this quilt later this week!

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    Judy Glanville
    June 22, 2020

    I have a similar top I have made over the past 8 years at least. I even have used some of the same fabrics! I was thinking of an all over pattern to quilt it so seeing this gives me a good idea of how it will turn out. Now for more practice on my new long arm quilter!

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      Kelly
      June 24, 2020

      Hi Judy, glad you have a vision now!

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