I call it Sprigs, Twigs, and Hexies Too. I was inspired to make this quilt after seeing Sprigs and Twigs made by quilt and fabric designer Kim Diehl. The pattern can be found in her book Simple Appeal and also in the April 2013 edition of Fons and Porter magazine Love of Quilting.
The centre of the quilt came together very quickly, by sewing strips around the 9-patch centres. As for the hexies, I had most of them made, just waiting for a project. I took my time appliqueing them onto the quilt top by machine with invisible thread.
I wanted a soft quilt, so I stitched an X in the centre of the 9-patches and then used stitch in the ditch for the rest of the blocks and around the centre of each hexie, with a row of echo stitching around each hexie.
I was going to use a black binding but at the last moment, changed it to a rust and I`m so glad I did.
The quilt is about 54" square, perfect as a cuddle quilt, wall hanging, couch quilt, bottom of a bed quilt, bed topper...it can be so many things!
I am always so excited when I finish a quilt. I think it is because now I get to start something new!
It's a great day for quilting!