Throwback Thursday ~ Hexies

I’ve decided to bring back Throwback Thursdays. I’ve written thousands of posts here, so I thought it might be fun to share some of my older favorites with newer readers. Below is a post from February 2018, as written then. Have a great day!

It’s done! I started piecing this top back in 2013. It is mostly hand pieced, but I did machine sew a few seams.

It isn’t a true charm quilt as there are repeated fabrics.

Here’s a look at the backing fabric. It’s a Robyn Pandolph print I had in my stash.

I kept the quilting pretty simple, just freehand continuous curves in the hexies, and a Gothic arch border.

I rather wish that I had quilted it more closely, but it is what it is.

Many people use The English Paper Piecing method to piece hexies. I’m not a fan of EPP. These are hand pieced the traditional way, by marking seam lines on the back of each piece.

This is where I’m displaying it for now. It finished at about 55 by 70 inches.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Throwback Thursday ~ Hexies

  1. cindyinschertz says:

    Love this one. What size is the hexie, thank you? Cindy Nelson

    Sent from my iPad


  2. jean says:

    It is always fun to see some of the same fabrics that I have in my collection also in yours. I have an EPP Hexi quilt in progress, for a number of years, that now is more difficult to work on since it got so big. We live in an RV, and I work on it now when I can go use a table somewhere else to spread it out. Some day it will get finished.

  3. Sandi says:

    It came out so pretty!! I love the border fabric and your backing. Hugs,

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