Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Purple and Black Hexies by Halves Quilt Plus NEW Scattered Hexies Backing

I've got several quilt finishes waiting to show you, but first up is my Purple Hexies by Halves Quilt made from my Hexies by Halves Pattern.  Also, the finished Purple and Black Hexies quilt if available for purchase in my shop.

This is one I made to participate in my own Hexies by Halves Quilt along that started in July.

I did pretty well keeping up with the quilt-along schedule until it came to the backing.  When the purple came that I ordered, I realized it wasn't quite the right shade, and I had to wait until I could get to the fabric store myself to choose a better match.  Then since I was already behind, it sat for quite a while waiting for it's backing.  Never one to be able to leave a pattern alone (even when it's my own apparently) I decided to mix things up a bit on the back.

This time instead of doing a line of hexies, I scattered them.  I love how it turned out and I think this could make a fun quilt top all on it's own.  (And I have to thank my friend Anya from Rainy Day Threads because the quilt she was working on at the PNW MQG Meet-up is what have me the inspiration.)

I also decided to try a different variation with the quilting.  I skipped quilting the horizontal lines and did the both sets of diagonals.  I love the diamond design it ended up making.

And since I quilted on both sides of the seam lines, each hexie corner ended up with a cute little diamond of it's own.

I think the dark purple florals with a few black prints thrown in ended up giving the quilt a fun edgy vibe.  It's now listed in my Etsy shop here.

If you've been considering purchasing the Hexies by Halves Pattern, I've now updated it with an additional section on how to make the scattered hexies backing.  I'll be emailing those who have already purchased the pattern, but if you've purchased it and I somehow missed you, send me an email and I'll get the updated version to you.

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  1. I love the hexies on the backing! The purple is gorgeous :)

  2. The purple is so pretty, my favorite color! I like the random hexies on the back. Makes a whole new quilt back there!

  3. Love it and the colors are amazing!!!
    I wanted to invite you to the {Handmade Café} Link Party, the new and very unique linky! I hope you'll join us and link up. You will meet many exceptional international crafters/bloggers!

    The party goes on till Oct. 14th.

    Oksana @ Oksana Plus Hobbies

  4. Beautiful quilt, love the colour purple too.


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