Sunday, October 30, 2016

Hexie Garden

I've had the pattern Hexie Garden by Atkinson Designs for years. Those of you who know me well or have been hanging around here for a while are probably not surprised. It's a very "me" quilt :)


I've been waiting for the perfect fabric line to come along - I even tried a few blocks several years ago using some of Anna Maria Horner's fabrics and the look just wasn't right. I'm loving this version using Bonnie and Camille's new line Handmade. The inclusion of black for the first time sparked the idea!

"Whatever You Are Be A Good One"...


The quilt was very easy to make - no Y seams required. The blocks are big and it went together very quickly!


I've been doing some very simple quilting lately and this one has straight lines across and then diagonally following the hexagons in both directions. It made for a nice 60 degree grid and a pretty design in both the hexagon centers and the background.



The backing is also from the Handmade line. There is a hexie cheater print in the line and I almost went with that, but it seemed too predictable.


We photographed the quilt at one of our local office buildings. I drive by this building on Stone Avenue weekly and watched this masterpiece emerge this past Spring. I believe it was done by art students from Furman University.


I've been waiting for just the right quilt...


These are the only signatures we could find on the art work...



And a great message...


19 comments:

  1. The quilt and mural are gorgeous, but together they are STUNNING! AWESOME!

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  2. Your quilt is beautiful. I love the colors and simple design. You picked a wonderful backdrop for the photos. It's like a fairyland.
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  3. Love rhe quote - Live Big maybe the name for this quilt, it is beautiful.

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  4. Gorgeous quilt and fab building.

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  5. Beautiful quilt and what a perfect photography backdrop! I think you waited for just the right time and fabric line.

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  6. Oh to live near this wall! it's stunning and I love the quote. I love your quilt as well - it's so lovely and sweet.

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  7. Cindy, this is one of my favorite that you done recently. The black polka dot addition makes everything pop. Great choice.

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  8. I noticed the addition of black in that fabric line and it was prefect for this pattern. Beautiful finish once again! You won't believe it...the picture I took of Cursive, was on the other side of the building. Ha!

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  9. What a wonderful quilt! I love the black triangles in there - it's the perfect touch to the hexie-flowers.

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  10. Love the quilt and building! Sooo pretty ♥

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  11. What a great finish! Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  12. Oh I love the quilt. Great photos also. That building is so pretty. What a great backdrop for photos :)

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  13. Live Big! Great words to go with the building painting. Love the quilt. Have not made a hexie quilt but want to. Hmmm, maybe time.

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  14. beautiful quilt and the simple quilting suits it so well. Love that wall as well. Couldn't have found a better backdrop!

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  15. Excellent finish, I love the handmade prints paired with the darker print for the center of the flowers. I was just in this building on Friday, my work group did one of those break-out room games there. The mural is really cool.

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  16. Beautiful and yes, it's a very "you" quilt!

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  18. Whoa! Glad I climbed out from underneath my rock today and checked in on my favorite bloggers! I'm stunned! What a gorgeous quilt and what a perfect photo shoot! XO

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