Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Five Hexies and Feb Little Quilt Done!

I finally finished the Five Hexies quilt that I started just before Labor Day last year.

I used leftover hexies from Barbara B's Morris Hexathon and appliqued each one on a 14" square. Well, that looked a little sparse so decided to add little rosettes in between. It took a while to figure out the hst inner border but was happy with the result. The outer border is a floral stripe. (The color is off in this pic.)


I sewed the little hexies together so that they all faced the same direction. Do you do it this way? Or do you make them go around like a wheel all facing the center?  

I quilted diagonal lines 1/2" apart framing the center. . .

. . . straight lines in the half square triangles and cross-hatch in the floral border.

The back. 

The label.

After sewing on a sleeve, I hung the quilt in the hallway:) Two things I realized: I like a much scrappier-looking quilt and I'm not crazy about doing mitered corners, lol!

If you remember, last month I joined Wendy The Constant Quilter to make a little quilt every month so this is mine for February. It was fast and easy because I used leftover hsts from several projects. Do you recognize the ones from the quilt above?? Kyle at Timeless Traditions made one and so did Janet Rogue Quilter.  

I did simple machine quilting in an allover cross-hatch (oops, that's a shadow of my camera in the lower left). There's still time to join in the fun! I've already started the one for March :)

Enjoy your week!

Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer


  1. I love your February mini!! And yikes, you've already started March? I guess I'd better get going. I love Kyle and Janet's too and we have a few more additions so I have to figure out how to do the linky thing. I love your Five Hexies quilt. I do fussy cut my hexagons, but I have always done them the traditional way rotating around the center, would never have thought to have them all facing the same direction. Very clever! It looks wonderful in your hall.

  2. What a little cutie. Your February mini is sweet and charming all rolled up together. Thanks for mentioning me. I'm hoping my next one will be done soon. I love your pieced border on your five hexie quilt. It frames the center beautifully. It's a great finish.

  3. cute little doll quilt!
    your hexie quilt looks fabulous in your hallway. I'm with you on mitered corners, but they really add a lot to this pretty quilt.
    your quilting looks beautiful!

  4. You have done a fabulous quilt Barbara ! The colors and the setting are beautiful ! Congratulations !
    Cute doll quilt too ! Leftovers are the best to finish a little quilt !

  5. This turned out so well! The hexies and the pieced border really work well together - and then you topped it off with mitered corners.

  6. Love your hexie project and the hst quilt!