I am happy to say that my newest Halloween quilt, "Halloween Hex" is finished. Cheetah loves the name because it reminds him of a witch's hex and hexagons.
It is made from new fabrics, old fabrics, and the scraps of five projects. I used the Hex N More and Super Sidekick rulers to cut it out. The half hexagon on the ruler wasn't the right shape, so I used a quarter inch glow line tape to mark the one I needed for the sides of the quilt.
My hexagons were cut from 8.5 inch strips and my triangles were cut from 4.5 inch strips. I moved my design wall to the floor because it wasn't big enough for this lap quilt. It was neat that the whole thing could move together because it is on foam insulation board.
I was able to sew it together very quickly with no Y seams, because the blocks are diamond shapes and sewn into rows.
Here is the finished top before quilting. All of the pieced blocks are from scraps. I think it is my use of scraps that makes this quilt so much more interesting.
Spider webs was the obvious choice for a quilting design, but I decided to quilt with continuous curves instead. I used my Hera marker to divide each hexagon into triangles.
Then I used the small Fine Line Continuous Curved ruler to quilt arcs. It was the perfect size to make a practically perfect circle around and through my hexagons.
The ruler was neat because it is the same size on the inside and outside of the curve. I used both sides while quilting this quilt. I love doing ruler work on my Baby Lock Tiara.
I have heard some people call this type of quilting "pumpkin seed," which I think is particularly appropriate for a Halloween quilt. The light gray thread gives a spider web effect without being spider webs.
Monkey helped me pick out orange minky for the back. I originally wanted wanted a purple minky, but I couldn't resist my cute boy and the polka dots.
Monkey has been sleeping with the "family quilt" for the past two nights, but during the day it is on my
At least it is there until Monkey decides to use it. ;)
The quilt is bound is a fun black and white stripe, conveniently printed on the diagonal.
It is a bit busier than my normal bindings, but is really fun for a Halloween quilt.
Quilt Stats #187
Name: Halloween Hex
Pattern: Hexagons with Triangles
Fabric Used: Halloween Fabrics and Scraps
Amount Used: About 8 yards
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Size: About 54 x 72 inches
Date Finished: October 2016.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my side bar, including Oh Scrap.