Morris Hexathon was #1 on my '17 in 2017' UFO list to quilt and it is now done!
I started making it over a year ago when Barbara Brackman announced her Morris Hexathon quiltalong. The designs focused on English textile designer, William Morris. One hexie a week for 26-weeks was certainly doable--and fun!
My pieced hexies ended up being 7" across instead of 8". I didn't discover this until I began cutting the 8" setting blocks and laying them out on my wall. So I had to make a new template and re-cut.
I had yards of both the floral and bird fabrics to play with so I fussy cut those.
The entire quilt with the exception of a couple of hexies was hand-pieced. I quilted in the ditch on all the pieced blocks and around each hexie . . .
. . . and quilted three concentric hexies in the setting blocks and chevrons in the edge triangles. I used Quilters Dream Request batting.
I fussy cut the binding and fused the flower on the label. The finished quilt is 63-1/2" wide by 56" long. Yes, wider than it is long.
On another note, it seems every year these Giant Puffball Mushrooms appear in our backyard. The pictures don't do them justice. They are the size of beach balls!
Over the past few months I've been watching this mural materialize on the side of a building on one of the busy roads in town. It looks like the scaffolding is still up on the far right so assume it's not yet finished. But--who is the guy?? I feel like I should know who he is . . . Do you?
Make sure you check out Barbara B's blog to see what she's donating to the AQSG auction next month :)
Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer