It's that time of year again - Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side! If you have not done so yet, definitely head on over to see some beautiful quilts!
This is Hexie Rebellion.
Hexie Rebellion was inspired by “A Sprinkling of Hexagons Flea Market Fancy Style”, a quilt by Ashley of Film in the Fridge. I was immediately drawn to Ashley’s use of negative space and the alternate grid work of her layout. With Hexie Rebellion, I utilized bright solids to create my two-toned half hexagons. I opted to use two sizes and straight stitch applique them onto a low-volume print. I chose the Grow print in Fluorescent from Alison Glass's Abacus collection to add interest to the areas of negative space.
I elected to let my hexies rebel against their traditional settings of floral and hexagonal shapes. Instead, I chose to keep them unattached; allowing them to go their own way and scatter in a somewhat random, yet cohesive layout. To add movement, I chose to “spin” some of them so that the seams are pointing in different directions.
I kept the quilting simple and functional, selecting organic lines to keep the focus on the hexagons. I machine quilted them without marking the quilt; instead choosing to eyeball the lines to purposely keep them from being too rigid. It should surprise absolutely no one who's visited my blog a time or two that I bound the quilt in B&W stripes. (I'm kind of obsessed with stripey binding!)
Pattern: designed by me, but inspired by "A Sprinkling of Hexagons Flea Market Fancy Style" by Ashley from Film in the Fridge
Fabric: various solids including Kona, Cotton Supreme, Bella, Designer Solids; Michael Miller Clown Stripe in B&W for binding; Grow in Flourescent from Alison Glass's Ababcus line for the background
Thread: pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2021 (Natural White) 50 wt, Appliqued with various shades of Aurifil 50 wt
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch 100% Cotton
Size: approximately 40"x50"
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