I know. I can hardly believe I finished another quilt this week, too. I must have had a lot of pent up productivity after finishing up the Halloween quilt. This is my entry to the “Attack of the Hexies” point-and-laugh along with Sandy and Jaye (who’s laughing now, Jaye?!?).
This quilt is a Christmas gift for my niece and is called “Monkey Butt” (and hopefully my sister will not let her go on my blog for a bit – not sure she ever visits, but still…). It got it’s name from the word game we used to play with her when she was little – everyone would take turns naming an animal. Or rather, an animal butt. She learned a lot about animals and butts that way. The battlecry of “Monkey Butt!” was usually the opening volley. Sometimes we still yell that out and she’s 13 now.
The quilt is about 66×70″. The hexies are 5 1/2″ cut (so 5″ finished) from a fat quarter assortment of this sock monkey fabric. They were machine pieced using the technique Jaye had on her blog
for set-in seams. Once I got going they came together quickly.
The quilt needed a nice white stop border, which really helps give the eye a place to rest in the crazy randomness of the colorful hexies. I love that striped binding fabric, and am sad I only have a 4 inch piece of it left after binding this quilt. Alas.
It’s quilted with an all-over stipple in Isocord thread (except for the obvious straight lines in the stop border). The back was pieced with leftovers from the fat quarters and a strip from the border fabric, and a piece of red I had from curtains my mom gave me.
I’ll talk more about the hexie assembly process in the podcast on Friday (as well as how I get so much sewing done). I’m hoping to finish two more quilts this month. I have a backlog!