hexie fun and Briar Rose

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I see so many beautiful hexagon pieces across the quilting internet and know, with certainty, that they are not for me.  All of the tiny stitches and turning are best left to those who love the method.  I found a template which allowed me a lazy-girl version – one that I could machine piece.  In my mind I had a vision of hand quilting this large crib quilt and so I purchased Legacy woolen batting, which is an absolute dream.  But then, I realized that I was becoming too attached to the piece, which is destined for my Etsy shop.  So I took the other route – and loosely machine stitched to preserve the softness that a woolen batting affords.

Well, I’m STILL pretty smitten with this piece and will bind today and list later in the week.  If no one adores it as I do, well … I can take it!  (it will find its place back in the cedar chest along with other dreamy baby gifts).

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Meanwhile, some Briar Rose fabric arrived and instantly became part of my never-ending texty piece –

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As this piece grows I find myself liking it more and more.  The quiet backgrounds provide a subtle backdrop for my favorite fussy-cut centers.  And now enough quilting!  The gardens are desperately in need of a weeder.  That would be me.

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About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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7 Responses to hexie fun and Briar Rose

  1. Nell says:

    Ooh! I love your texty blocks!! What a great group they make and the Briar Rose ones are especially yummy!

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  2. Michelle says:

    These are texty blocks are great! I’ve been making a quilt that is a sort of kindred spirit to this one. We’ll have to compare notes at the next HVMQG meeting.

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  3. wombatquilts says:

    Love those fabulous scrappy stars.

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  4. ann says:

    Where did you find the pattern for the texty star blocks? It’s really unique!

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    • jody says:

      Hi Ann,
      That star pattern came from Quilters Cache, a website of free patterns. I honestly do not remember the name, but you can go over there and browse – so MANY wonderful patterns to use. Look for star patterns and it will jump out at you. Good luck!
      best,
      Jody

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  5. That is a really good tip especially to those fresh to the
    blogosphere. Simple but very precise info… Appreciate your sharing this one.
    A must read post!

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