Done!

hexie quilt finished!

Thank you to all that supported and encouraged me along the way with this labor of love.  There are 258 one inch hexies in this quilt top--hand stitched, hand quilted, hand bound and loved, loved, loved.  This quilt measures roughly 32" wide and 28" high.  And it is going on the wall in my sewing room right above my cutting and project table.  I already have some hexie sections in greens, blues and neutrals, but those will have to wait for quite awhile, I'm afraid.  I have a few other projects to work on in the months ahead. 


As a special bonus for your patience with posting the finished quilt photos, I thought I'd show you all this lion on my patio.  I have two of these guys out there.  They crack me up every single time I go outside.  If we bought this house, I might feel differently about them.  But, since we are renting, I think I adore them.  And I think they need names.  And maybe scarves, or hats...or Halloween costumes.  Suggestions welcome.

standing guard

12 comments:

felicity said...

The Lions Gate Bridge here has lions on either side of the entrance - they usually get wreaths around their necks for the holidays. I say go for it! :)

I love the hexies. So so much. Well done!

~*Jessica*~ said...

Love the hexies!!!

I think you should put scarves and wands on them! And call them Harry and Hermione. 10 points for Gryffindor if you put glasses and draw a lightning bolt on the head of one of them!!

Angela Nash said...

So cool! I love the free shape you have going. You'll have to leave the bottom unattached, so you can lift the edge to admire that awesome edge work.

Becca said...

That is gorgeous! I had no idea the hexies were that small.

How about dandelion?

ruthiequilts said...

Oh Melinda, those hexies are amazing! Is this a DQS? Lovely!!! I like the lions... They're funny! Scarves would be fun!

Nic said...

I think that paw looks like it should be holding a basket of something :)
Congrats on the hexi finish

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the hexies! Archie thinks the lion is asking for a biscuit - that's his sign for please!

Stephanie said...

This is gorgeous! I've bookmarked your instructions on finishing the edges - what a great idea that adds an extra special something :)

Suz said...

Nailpolish... and maybe fake eyelashes!

Alli said...

Your quilt is so pretty! It's making me want to start one for myself! :)

melissa said...

oh melinda - there aren't enough words to express how amazing this quilt is! i love it almost as much as i love you!

can we name the lions fred and george? i've got leftover yarn... i'll make them gryffindor scarves!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melinda,

Great projects! I love them all. Did you know that Josh's sister designs fabric? Here is her website: http://www.monaluna.com/index.php

Best wishes,
Amy

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