Tuesday, 12 March 2013

giant hexies...stateside...






 my giant hexies quilt pattern has always been a big hit. i really love doing it and i really love that others do. 
it makes me smile to think of all those giant hexie quilts that must be out there...or maybe it's just the patterns...
i was about to start a blueberry park version when i had an custom order from a lovely lady in the US for me to make one for her. 
very exciting...my first commissioned quilt!


we chatted a little over Etsy and she sent me some images of colour schemes she liked and we settled on red and aqua.







 i have a lot of red and aqua in my stash so it was pretty easy finding enough fabrics to use...
and particularly since I had a couple of recent arrivals from  DS Quilts collection.




 i really really enjoyed making this quilt. it is very easy to piece - although i did it differently this time thanks to my new 'y' seam skillage acquisition.







 i have to admit though that i think my favourite part of this quilt is the back!
i started out wanting to use the pale spot at  the bottom but didn't have enough, so i pieced it with another DS Quilts fabric that the uber lovely Audrie recently sent me. i made a little panel between the two of the cut-offs and put it all together. i love it!
the photos all look a little washed out due to so much light out there today and even more bouncing off the snow we continuously seem to have this year. i'm not complaining mind. just saying.


i did make this in record time which i think made it even more enjoyable. i didn't have time to get bored of it. i was spurred on by the possibility of it cadging a lift to the US tomorrow when hubs goes on business.
i am ever so slightly concerned it will get brought straight back again or worse still, left in a hotel room somewhere.


so still only tuesday and the biggest thing of the week ticked off.
surely that must mean it will be a productive week...
...will let you know!


6 comments:

Charlotte said...

it's so pretty! I love that pattern for baby quilts :-D

Di said...

Very pretty hexie quilt. Di x

Nicky said...

Clever you - nothing like a deadline to beat!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Such a lovely hexy quilt!

lindsey said...

Beautiful...lovely to see big hexies used.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Really pretty and great colours!