Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival {String-A-Hex}


Quilt: String-A-Hex
Category: ROYGBIV
Pattern: My own foundation paper pieced design. You can find the tutorial on my blog.
Size: 47" x 51"
piecing: 50wt white aurifil and used up a bunch of random bobbins
Quilting: free motion figure eight quilting with 50wt white Aurifil on my home machine.

I originally designed this quilt for the Festival of Strings contest by Rachel at Stitched in Color. My design is a twist on foundation paper piecing hexagons into scrappy rainbow goodness:


The blocks are unified by a strip of Kona White. I varied the width and position of the white to add more interest. Here is a photo of the completed top floating in the breeze.

The quilting is an allover free motion figure 8 loop. It adds great texture but does not overwhelm the quilt or make it any busier!

The backing mirrors the pattern on the quilt top. I also added a strip of gray flannel along the side - make it work moment! The binding is Chicopee ladder dot in fuchsia. Love this print.

Thank you for visiting my BQF entry. If you are new to my blog I encourage you to browse around, maybe take a look at some of my tutorials or other finished quilts? Also make sure you take a look at the plethora of of quilts being shown at the festival


  1. lovely bright happy quilt! Enjoy the festival :-)

  2. Great way to use up those scraps :o)

  3. That is totally unique! Great job.

  4. I love the bright colours in this quilt. A lovely entry into the festival.

  5. I love this! It makes me want to make one!

  6. such a bright and vibrant quilt! Love it! I always wanted to make a spiderweb quilt and your variation looks so cool!