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Hexagons and Other English Paper Pieced Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 18
  • Total countries: 10
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 3

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't Ooievaarshuis ‘t Ooievaarshuis
By: Supergoof, Netherlands

This quilt is hand made and my own design. In The Netherlands it is costum to give birth at home. I am working as a midwife assistant. I am a baby butler and a coach for the new mother. I want them to feel at home.

I’m a mother of 4, and want to give my kids a home at any time in their life.

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 52"

104 flowers 104 flowers
By: Kristine, Australia

This quilt would have to be my favourite quilt that i have made so far, i took nearly 2 years of on and off sewing to finish.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 74"

Bloomin' Love Bloomin’ Love
By: Rachel, Texas, USA

Made for the miniature quilt swap. Just kind of created it as I went along. Almost didn’t get sent to my swap mate ’cause it turned out so cute I wanted to keep it!!! Each hexagon petal is a little bet less than an inch but it was fun to make!!!. Hand quilted and tied.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 20"

Cameron's Windmills Cameron’s Windmills
By: Cathi Godwin, Ontario, Canada

When I found out that a cousin was having a baby, I started making this quilt using half 1″ hexagon shapes that I had printed using Inklingo. I love tessellating designs and the half hexagon really worked for that. I just squeaked in under the wire, finishing it the day before the baby was born!

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 27"

Dreaming of Summer Dreaming of Summer
By: Gun Adrian, Sweden

It took me three years to sew this quilt. It´s handpieced and handquilted. The flowers are all made from different fabrics. There are cirka 4-5000 small hexagons in the quilt. I never got the energy to count them :)

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 63"

English Friendship English Friendship
By: Kaaren Biggs, Ontario, Canada

An English quilting friend sent me a sample swatch book of Liberty of London fabrics and I used them to make EPP units for this unusual setting which I saw in a quilting magazine. The gold fabric was purchased in a shop in Florida several years ago, and the quilting was done by hand and by machine.

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 92"

Grandmother's Flower Garden Grandmother’s Flower Garden
By: Daryl, New Mexico, USA

Pieced all by hand back in the early 1970’s by my mother. She gave this quilt to me to finish about 10 years ago and I finally machine quilted it and finished it.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 90"

Grandmother's Starry Garden Grandmother’s Starry Garden
By: Charlsey, Texas, USA

Inspired by 1850’s antique quilt where I enlarged the 2-1/2 x 3 picture until I could see how the layout of the quilt. I then printed the hexagons on fabric using Linda Franz’ Inklingo method for the hexagons. The quilt was hand pieced and contains 2,863 hexagons.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 71"

Hexagon Baby Quilt Hexagon Baby Quilt
By: Susan Ponte, Florida, USA

I hand pieced and and quilted this Hexagon quilt while on bed rest with my 6th child. I used the freezer paper method and designed the pattern myself. I used gingham prints for the hexagons and found a floral that blended well with the colors for the sashing. I’ve taught this to many students.

Quilt size: width: 37" height: 45"

Hexagon belt Hexagon belt
By: malukindian, Bulgaria

It’s a stylish man’s belt. According to lady who ordered it: “it is warm, natural and beautiful”.
Cotton fabrics in front and felted on back side.
It is easy made and could be iron, but it’s not machine washable (because of the wool).

Quilt size: width: 35" height: 7.9"

HexFifteen HexFifteen
By: Debbie, Israel

I’m a hexagon junkie and I’m often making quilty things in a non-traditional hexagon style. Depending on how you count them, there are 15 hexagons in this 15″ square quilt celebrating 15 years of the Quiltart list.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 15"

Metamorphosis Metamorphosis
By: Krista, Ontario, Canada

This quilt was inspired by M. C. Escher’s work. It is made of triangles, diamonds, and hexagons and the red is used to highlight a single item of each shape.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 18"

My Little Babies My Little Babies
By: Jen @ SewHappyGeek, United Kingdom

I made a hexy mug rug for a tutorial for the blog, and when my friend Bonnie of Wonderfully Awkward went bananas over it, I made and hand quilted the aqua and red mini-quilt for her.
Piecing the hexagons was super easy, but sewing it all together was a bit tough on the ol’ wrists!

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 8"

Norwegian garden Norwegian garden
By: Turid Bakken, Norway

This is my first work with hexagons. And you know, if you first start, you’ll never end making these beauties. I didn’t know anything about hexagons then, so I made my own pattern. All handsewn, and then again handquilted around each and every hexagon.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 61"

Plant a Pot of Friendship Plant a Pot of Friendship
By: Designs By Fee, Australia

I tutored EPP at our recent “Let’s Get Stitched” weekend here in Tasmania and this was the project I made especially for it. I called it “Plant a Pot of Friendship” as the weekend was all about having fun, making new friends and learning a few new techniques.

Quilt size: width: 33.5" height: 33.5"

Texas Wildflowers Texas Wildflowers
By: Emily Breclaw, Texas, USA

I designed these flowers to introduce crafters to the addictive fun of English paper piecing. I love the dimensional quality of the flowers, but they are also fun to applique onto quilts and tote bags. The hexagons and pentagons in this picture are half inch to a side.

Quilt size: width: 2" height: 8"

The Journey The Journey
By: Carol Skinner, Panama

I began this EPP project because I wanted a small portable block that I could stitch by hand. Along the way I discovered Inklingo. No paper templates, no basting, a running stitch instead of a whip stitch.

For more info click on “Batik Hexagon Quilt” in the right hand CATEGORIES column of my blog

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 75"

Tumbling Blocks Tumbling Blocks
By: Carla Fawcett, British Columbia, Canada

I hand pieced this for my daughter when she was 9. It took me 11 months. It’s still on her bed

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 75"

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This post was published on March 23rd, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

14 Responses to “Hexagons and Other English Paper Pieced Quilts”

  1. roelie nentjes says:

    greetings

  2. annie. says:

    supper mooie quiltjes.

  3. annie. says:

    mooie quiltjes.

  4. Patti Jones says:

    I love the non traditional design and think this should be the winning quilt! Beautiful work, her grandmother would be thrilled.

  5. Lindy says:

    Voting was HARD! Such creativity, innovation, perseverance, beauty and insanity! I admire them all, as I am severely EPP/hexagon challenged/dyslexic/allergic…

  6. My favorite Quilt is “t Ooievaarshuis by Supergoof!

  7. Kjell says:

    Hey, what is this? I can´t vote on my wife. (dreaming on summer)

  8. Mishka says:

    Kjell,
    Your IP address already voted at 1:10pm this afternoon.
    Michele

  9. Sharon says:

    They are all wonderful and it was hard to choose!

  10. Lois says:

    What a great variety of quilts! They are all so beautiful it was difficult to pick just two to vote for. Thank you for the opportunity to see such talent. What a fun contest. Lois

  11. jose klappe says:

    My favorite Quilt is “t Ooievaarshuis by Supergoof!

  12. Kitty Pearl says:

    These quilts are wonderful, so many original designs and functions too. So hard to choose!

  13. Marion van Veggel says:

    Ik stem op supergoofs Ooievaarsquilt!

  14. Judy Brill says:

    I am trying to vote for my two favorites however there is not a square beside any of the quilt names. Please help.

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