Hexie Blooms quilt pattern is now available in the shop!
It feels a little strange to be writing this post about such a happy quilt when it feels like we are living in a dystopian book, but here we go!
Hexie Blooms was an idea that was born almost 9 months ago. I have loved and admired the look of vintage Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilts for years, but I’ve always known I don’t have the time, or the patience, to hand sew one.
So what’s a girl to do? One day the idea struck! Big, beautiful hexie flowers in big beautiful modern fabrics. So I sat down with my computer, pen, and paper and figured out the basics… and then had to wait until my schedule cleared up, hah.
I finally was able to make time this winter and as I worked on sample blocks I wouldn’t help but have this giddy feeling of “this is it!” the whole time. From there, I moved onto my first sample using an Ombre Jelly Roll (which I’ll share tomorrow!), and finally, this: my all-solids sample with soft and happy spring colors. Perfect for the first day of spring!
One of the hardest parts of writing the pattern for Hexie Blooms was making it easy enough for beginners to make because I want anyone to be able to make it, and I’m happy to report that this is a confident beginner pattern!
I only added the confident portion to the skill level required for this quilt because the cutting does require a template and there is a bit seam matching involved. If you can handle those two things, you can make this quilt no problem!
For the quilting, I chose to quilt this one myself on my trusty Janome 4120QDC. I did straight lines using my walking foot – first left to right and then diagonals at 60-degrees in both directions, following the edges of the hexies. It took a little while to finish it, but the texture on this quilt is EVERYTHING!
Now, for the second hardest part of writing this pattern: Taking good pictures of this my Hexie Blooms! The pictures honestly do not do justice to this quilt – especially to the colors. Something between the cloudy skies and the extra texture I did for the quilting. I’m hoping to get some better pictures soon once the PNW gives me a little more sun 🙂
And now for my favorite part – testers quilts! As always, my testers knocked it out of the park. Enjoy!
Emily started testing with the intentions of making a throw size quilt but ended up upgrading to a QUEEN SIZE quilt and I’m in love, y’all!
Genna continuously blows me away with her fabric choices and her beautiful pictures and this time it was no exception! I love how she took the 2-color option and rebelled a little by making the background two “just different” blues 🙂
Jessica always has beautiful fabric choices in her quilts, and this was no exception. I love how happy and cheery her baby size quilt is!
I’m always partial to a classic white background, but I love how Allison’s yellow background contrasts with her main prints!
Joy blew me away with her beautiful fabric choices for this quilt! I love how bright and happy they are and the scrappy background is just perfect!
I ADORE Claudia’s range of pink and red fabrics and I cannot wait to see how she finishes this off!
My favorite mother-daughter team over at Rosie Girl Quilting made this lovely baby version and I cannot get over how perfect the quilting is on this!
Julie completely BLEW ME AWAY with her fabric choices and how she put together this beautiful scrappy version. I honestly wish I could keep this for my self!
The wonderful Petra made this citruslicious baby-sized quilt that I adore!
And oh my gosh, y’all! THIS QUILT. It blew me away and the pictures are so incredible! I wish I could’ve picked just one but it was an impossible task, so please join me in ooooh-ing and aaaah-ing at this beautiful Hexie Blooms by Kayla at The Leal Scoop!