Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I SPY -- A HEXIE QUILT FINISH

About four years ago, I saw a little eye spy quilt that I really liked.  It was made of little squares. Because I 'think' in hexagons, I have thought about it every so often and wondered what it would look like done up. Last week I found a little bag of hexies already basted while looking for something else, so I decided it was now or never   : )


It didn't take long to whipstitch them all together and then appliqué them down to a background. For the quilting I traced around some pot lids and decided to quilt in the areas where the circles overlap.


Some seriously cute prints here. That puppy in the teacup and the VW van?  Oh my goodness!


The backing is an Aneela Hoey print from my stash, and the striped bias binding finishes the rounded corners nicely.


I toyed with the idea of doing more quilting in the circles but I thought it might become more about the quilting than the hexies.
Anyway, it is what it is ...........and that is finished.

quilt stats :
29 x 42
1" hexagons
hand pieced / machine quilted by me

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41 comments:

Needled Mom said...

That is darling and I love how you did the quilting.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Thats really cute!

Dawn Hughes said...

How very sweet...beautiful fabrics...the circles are great....another fabulous job!

Alanna said...

What a sweet quilt! Beautiful job.

OPQuilt said...

Very cute! I love how the quilting integrates all the elements of this quilt together--a successful and lovely finsh, for sure.

Elizabeth

MJ Snyder said...

I love the entire composition. I have a few hexies that I wanted to place on a solid background and now I will. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

I want to find a bag of hexies already basted! :) Striped bias binding is the BEST and I love the Aneela Hoey print.

Marianne Jeffrey said...

I adore this quilt it is sooo cute

Karyn said...

Pretty. I love the quilting and the rounded corners.

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the hexies, love the rounded corners, love the striped binding- love it all!

Wonky Patchwork said...

That is such a cute quilt. And I love the idea of a small patch for the 'I Spy' part, I like the idea of I spys but have never been keen on them all over.

Cindy said...

Wonderful I Spy quilt. I love the simplicity of it. And I love how you quilted it.

Carla said...

Too cute, Carla. The quilting is perfect.

Karen Thurn said...

Very cute!! I love the way you rounded the corners. The amount of quilting is just right as I noticed the hexis right away.

quiltmania said...

And what's wrong with making about the quilting? Lol. Looking good.

Lynne said...

I love all the elements, the quilting, binding, backing and of course those I Spy hexies. Well done!

Lara B. said...

Carla - what a wonderful way to use hexies - each little print looks so sweet isolated in its own hexagon! The whole quilt is so delicate and beautiful! Loving every detail!

Martha said...

It is so beautiful!!! Love the quilting and the rounded corners and the little hexies. It is a super sweet quilt.

Fran said...

Love love love it!

Lorna McMahon said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! Those little hexis are just too cute. And this whole cloth backing was the perfect way to show them off. Love the quilting you chose to do, Carla. This is precious!

Maryse said...

This is quite lovely! I love the round corners, and the hexies, the quilting...so pretty!

dq said...

Any hexi quilt should get a huge hooray when it is finished! I love the way you seemed to fussy cut some of the fabrics and I also love the quilting.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

OMGosh! I so love this hexie idea and the quilting is so wonderful!

FlourishingPalms said...

This is a great finish, Carla! Who doesn't love hexagons, and the way you quilted it is very creative. Gotta love a handy kitchen full of round things!

canuckquilter said...

I think the circles and the hexies are perfectly balanced. Looks fantastic!

Catherine said...

Love this and the way it is quilted

Linda said...

OK, that is the cutest baby quilt ever! Love what you did with the hexies and the overlapping quilting is fabulous! Just awesome!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

So gorgeous! You were quite inventive in your quilting and I love the result. Simple but very pretty! I like it as it is, with not much quilting. In fact, each quilted zone are little places of interest. I pinned it in my Quilting Board as a source of inspiration. :-)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

With that puppy print on the back it is really reversible. So many cute prints!

Gramma Quilter said...

So cute!!! Great idea for the quilting!

Anita said...

Cute idea,the hexies are so perfect!

A Nudge said...

Came over from Billie's blog. That is such a cute baby quilt. I invite you to link it to Hexie Weekend, ends Monday, midnight. It's so adorable.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt and what a neat idea!

Rene' said...

Just amazing!!! Love everything about this quilt!!! Cute i-spy prints....made into hexies...the pink background...sweet backing fabric...and the quilting!!!! Great idea to use the circles for outlines and then filling them in.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's lovely!

Kim said...

Now I have died and gone to heaven!! Bellisimo!!

Carrie P. said...

too cute! I have some of that VW fabric. It is one of my favorites.

Carla said...

A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E*

Kate said...

This is so beautiful. Love your quilting as well, the perfect complement.

Christine said...

This is gorgeous!

Mama Pea said...

I love all those little pictures, especially the VW van. I have seen that fabric in other quilts before, but I've never found the fabric. Would love to find it someday. It's probably long gone by now!