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Hexagons Made Easy Wallhanging

on Dec 30, 2014 in Blog, business, classes, Hexagons Made Easy, quilt | 0 comments

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Hexagons Made Easy | Wall Hanging | ReannaLily DesignsPhew – sorry, that is a bit blurry –

I have a friend who is looking for a couple quilts to showcase some amazing machine quilting. So… um… yea, I’ll get in on that. She is the amazing machine quilter at Nacho Mama’s Quilt blog.

I made up a wall hanging, in the same style as the Hexagons Made Easy workshop kit. This wall hanging features techniques from the book and has 20 hexagons arranged in a modern style.

Why Modern?

Well, there is lots of asymmetry, lots of negative space, and not so much “folk” elements (like blanket stitched hand applique shapes). That pretty much says modern to me.

The fabrics in the wall hanging are by Denyse Schmidt for Joanns.

First, I applied the facings to the hexagons, as described in Hexagons Made Easy & pressed my shapes. Then I arranged them & pinned them in place.

Next up – straight stitch machine applique.

Hexagons Made Easy | Wall Hanging | ReannaLily Designs

Of course, it needs a quick trip to the iron, but this is the finished composition. The wall hanging is about 40″ square. I will not be quilting this myself, so I cannot wait to see what Danielle @ Nacho Mama Quilts will turn this into. Stay tuned. There’s plenty of space for something amazing.

Hexagons Made Easy | Wall Hanging | ReannaLily Designs

The small wall hanging isn’t too jazzy yet, but it is designed for the quilting to really make it spectacular. Just trust me on this one… =)

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