I hope you are having a great day. My name is Kris from krisrunner.wordpress.com and I am pleased to share this quilt with you today. At my house, the daffodils are blooming and the tulips are just around the corner. I wanted to make a flower quilt using a hexi design – and that is how this quilt came to be. I was surprised at how easy it was to use a half hexi template to make this quilt. I loved the colors in Chance of Flowers by Sandy Gervais and hope the great colors brighten your day as you make this quilt. This makes it easy to use with a charm pack or with jelly roll left overs or as a stash buster.
- 1 charm pack Chance of Flowers
- 1/8 yard of 4 browns for the window box. I used the Moda Marble collection: Coffee, Bark, Chestnut, and Dark Saddle
- 2/3 yard Bella Solids Snow Fabric
- 1/3 yard Cloud Rain Border Fabric
- 1/3 yard Rose Binding Fabric
- 1 1/2 yard Leaf Backing Fabric
- Go!Hexagon 4 1/2″ sides ruler/template (item number 55437)
** All sewing will be done with a 1/4 inch seam.
1. Sort your charm pack into a couple of different piles.
- Pick two green charms to be your stems of your flowers.
- Next, pick 3 solid or mostly solids to be the centers of your flowers
- Finally, create 3 sets of 6 charms to be the outsides of your flowers.
- Take the seven half hexis under the flowers for your stems. With each one, cut off 1″ from the top left edge. Cut 1/2 inch off the other side.
- Insert the stem piece (2.5″ x1.5″ green) using 1/4 inch seams between each side of the half hexi, Press your seams as you go. Do this for the remaining 6 stem pieces. When you have completed this place the stem half hexis back onto your flower layout.
- Moving from left to right, take the first hexi and place it on top of the next hexi. Making sure that you always place the next hexi on the bottom of your pile. You will end up with 10 rows of 13 hexis. The top hexi is the left most piece.
- I label each row with a sticky note so that I can keep the rows in the correct order.
- I chain piece 5 rows at a time. I have found that keeping track of the row I am on and which is the left hand edge piece can be tough. My trick is to put a straight pin in the left hexi of each row. The vertical placement of the pin indicates row # (the highest pin is row #1). I have circled the pins in the photo below so you can see my trick.
- Make sure to press your seams after each hexi. You will sew the hexis together until you have sewn all 13 hexis together. This is a picture of that it will look like as you are sewing part way along the row.
- 10 rectangles of 2.5″x 8.5″ (3 each from 2 browns and 2 each from 2 browns)
- 24 rectangles of 2.5″ x 4.5″ (6 from each brown)
- Hold aside 4 of your 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles (one of each color) for later.
- Select different color combinations from the smaller rectangles and sew them together giving you 10 rectangles of 2.5″ x 8.5″.
- Combine each 2.5″x 8.5″ mixed color rectangle with a solid 2.5″ x 8.5″ rectangle resulting in 10 larger 4.5″ x 8.5″ rectangles.
- Cut 4 strips 3.5″ X WOF
- Cut 2 rectangles 30″ x 3.5″. Using the extra from those WOF you will sew them on to your 2 strips of 3.5″ x WOF to create 2 rectangles which are 51″ x 3.5″.
- Sew the 30″ x 3.5″ strips to the ends of your flower and window box.
- Sew the 51″x 3.5″ strips to the top and bottom of the your flower and window box.
16. Add batting and backing to your quilt top and start adding texture. Have fun!
- I chose to quilt pebbles in the centers of the flowers and swoops in the outside flowers.
- I tried to create wood grain on the window box.