What The Hex?

Posted on June 24, 2013 by prairiemoonquilts in Animals, New Patterns

My next new pattern . . .

What The Hex?


This pattern was designed to use the new Moda pre-cut hexagons called Honeycombs.

But never fear, if you don’t want to use a Honeycomb, the instructions include how to make it without that, just in case you were wanting to maybe possibly use up some scrappage?

The pattern is meant for teaching you how to do set-in seams, a technique that, once mastered on this easy quilt, you can apply to other quilts that might have set-in seams. You’ll no longer be afraid of them!

I’ll be teaching this quilt in a class at the Sweet Sewfull Event at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop in July. There are still some open slots in the class if you’re interested, and the Sweet Sewfull Event is chock full of fun quilty entertainment for that entire weekend, so there’s a bonus. Click HERE to find out more about the event, and sign up.sweetsewfullbutton

If you’re interested in the pattern, naturally I’m giving away 2 copies of it right here on the blog to celebrate it’s release. All you have to do to have a chance to win is comment on this post. I’ll draw for two winners on Friday, June 28. Winners can choose the printed version or the PDF version of the pattern.

I’ll have the pattern listed for sale in my Etsy shop by Friday, as well, so that if you don’t win, you can still get hold of a copy. You may also purchase the printed version of the pattern through Sew Sweet Quilt Shop, if you wish.

I’m not real pleased with my cover photo, and may end up replacing it when I get the quilt back in my possession. You can see that there’s never a shortage of help when doing a photo shoot here at the farm. I also had no choice but to shoot this one on a sunny day, which is also not helpful. I’ll leave you with some of the outtakes . . .

My faithful shadow whenever I’m outdoors, is Oscar. Oscar1

He’s so faithful, I’ve kicked him and tripped on him by accident repeatedly, but he still insists on being right underfoot. As you can see, he’s very helpful.Oscar2

And when nothing seemingly important is going on, he plays. Quilts make good tents, don’t you know?Oscar3

He even follows me when I go ride my horse. I can’t even see him, the grass is so tall, but I can hear him meowing as he’s following along. Now THAT’s dedication. And he can really strike a pose!Oscar4

So can the horses. Cats do NOT have the market cornered on curiosity. Chip cannot stand to be left out of any photo shoot (hence the reason he’s in the cover photo).

He even tries for the best possible angle. Do I look better like this?Chipright

Or like this?Chipleft

Once he’s finished, Bonnie comes to see what all the hubbub is about. Will that thing bite?Bonnie3

Take my picture like you did Chip’s.Bonnie1

Does this angle make my nose look too big?Bonnie2

Here’s another shot. Too much sun and shadows on this one . . . but you can see the quilting here.Whatthehex1

It doesn’t help that I have a crappy camera and that I’m simply no good at photography. But I’ll keep trying. Maybe practice will eventually lead to being better, huh?

Don’t forget to leave a comment if you’d like to win a copy of the pattern. And I’ll be back with plenty more news this week . . . so check back.



0 responses to “What The Hex?”

  1. kay says:

    Love the quilt and hexies are the rage now !!!!!

  2. Michele says:

    Love your title for the new pattern.

    Nice way to use those Moda Hexies too.

    And learn how to sew set in seams to boot (cowboy pun…)

  3. Scarlett says:

    Love it, Shelly! I didn’t know a thing when I started quilting and my first quilt was a charm quilt made of? You guessed it – hexies!! I still don’t know that I do set-in seams that well, so maybe I need this pattern??
    Love your “helpers”!!

  4. Rose Marie says:

    I’m not so crazy about hexes since they are the main ingredient in Grandmother’s Flower Garden and I hand quilted one of those for my mother years ago. But even if I’m not crazy about hexes, I would be even crazier not to want anything that Shelly might give me. She is my favorite friend.

  5. Jeanne J. says:

    Your quilt is lovely. The pictures are enhanced with your cat and horse.

  6. Teresa says:

    I have never worked with hexagons, but this quilt looks as if it may be fun….will have to tackle this project one of these days….thanks for sharing!

  7. Is the entire quilt made of hexes? Or is the background quilted to appear like it is?

  8. So cute, Shelly! And I love all your animal shots and captions. You are so cute and clever! This looks like a lot of fun. Man, you HAVE been busy!

  9. Tamara says:

    I love your new quilt pattern! The poses with the animals are fantastic!

  10. Bari says:

    I love your photo shoot subjects. They add so much fun to the pictures! Pretty pattern also!

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