This is my "Honeycomb" quilt that I made last October for fall market.
You can tell that I took these pictures back then because...
you see my backyard had just been touched by an
overnight deep frost...
and Mr. Frost put all of my beautiful flowers to sleep for the winter:)
Now that it's February...
my backyard is piled high with about 50 feet of snow!
maybe not quite 50 but almost...hehe:)
I made the quilt using my new
I waited to show you Honeycomb until the
rulers were available...
and now that they are finally here...
I can show you!
This is my 15 year old cutie pie Sterling....
son #2....the middle child.
And my 13 year old daughter Kassidy Grace...
the baby of the family and my stunt double as many of you know:)
I made them use up their busy after school time
to hold up my quilt so I could show you....
I'm pretty sure bribery was involved...(smile)
I'm also pretty sure that this sounds
familiar to all of you blogger and quilter moms out there...
our kids get to be props and
quilt holders whether they want to be or not:)
This quilt is completely made using 10" and 5" squares and is
easy peasy to make in three simple steps thanks to the rulers!!!
1. Rotary cut two large hexie halves from one 10" square for one block
and sew them together in rows.
2. Then use the smaller size ruler to trace a full hexie shape onto a 5" square and sew it to pellon...right sides together.
Make a slit in the pellon...turn right side out and press.
(just like I showed you with the circle rulers)
3. Machine applique the smaller hexagon shapes onto the center of each large hexagon.
And it's done!!!
My Honeycomb quilt pattern is also available as a free download to use with my Hexie Half Rulers...
to access it!
I did add 2 borders using my light gray solid...
I wanted to make it look like a big slab of honeycomb...
fresh from the beehive:)
(As a girl, I used to love watching my dad extract the honey from the comb
and my sisters and I would chew up the leftover bits like gum)
The borders can either be on the side or
the top and bottom depending on
how you display it.
I think this quilt will look awesome
hanging on the large wall behind my sofa.
It was a windy October day for the pics:)
I took several and I thought I would show you just a few...
Because you can see their personalities and
relationship of brother and sister...
And that's what mom's do...right?
Show gratuitous photos of their children:)
Two happy teenagers:)
Thanks to the wind...
you can see that I used my gray daisy print from
Polka Dot Stitches
on the back of the quilt.
On the front I used a variety of prints from
Polka Dot Stitches
and Riley Blake polka dots...chevrons and solids:)
A very colorful scrappy pre-cut happy honeycomb indeed!
I hope you are excited about the Hexie Half Rulers...
I know I am.
There are so many ways to use them
and you can bet that
I'll be showing them all to you:)
Tomorrow I'll post about the fun quilt
that I made using my new
Have a quilty kind of day my friends:)