I am so excited to share that I will be hosting a quilt along for my newest pattern, Hexie Blooms!
I started thinking about doing a quilt along for this pattern back in February and then wrestle with the decision to hold it as the news regarding the Coronavirus grew more and more dire, especially here in the Seattle area, with each passing day.
But then, I realized, that this time of social distancing is the perfect time for a quilt along!
The pattern comes in multiple sizes from baby to queen-size and the quilt along will focus on making a throw size quilt that finishes at 58" x 65", but you can tackle any size!
Hexie Blooms is perfect for confident beginners. It's a modern quilt pattern that mimics the look of vintage grandmother's flower garden quilts, without all the handwork! There are no y-seams in the quilt construction, but you will be cutting pieces from a template or special ruler. I will offer tips throughout the whole QAL regarding best practices for working with templates, sewing pieces that have 60-degree angles, etc!
The quilt along will run for 7 weeks, starting April 13. Here are the exact dates!
April 13 - May 31
How to Join
- RSVP below and sign up to receive the weekly quilt-along emails.
- Follow along on Instagram using the hashtag #hexiebloomsqal
Week One – Fabric pull and cut all fabric
Week Two – Make 4 Blocks
Week Three – Make 4 Blocks
Week Four – Make 4 Blocks
Week Five – Make 4 Blocks
Week Six – Make 2 Blocks (and catch up if needed!)
Week Seven – Finish your quilt top!
You’ll need the Hexie Blooms pattern (PDF or Printed copy), and of course, fabric 🙂
The pattern is extremely flexible and you can use precuts (jelly rolls, charm packs, layer cakes) as well as fat quarters, or yardage!
Another helpful tool to have in hand is a half-hexie ruler or a 60-degree triangle ruler (I'll be showing you how to use this ruler to cut hexies during week one!)
If you’re making a size other than the throw size, find the total number of blocks your quilt size has and divide that by 5 to get your weekly block count 🙂
And what’s a quilt along without some fun prizes from some amazing sponsors?! I have so many incredibly generous small businesses and companies lined up to sponsor this sew along! Here is the master list of sponsors:
- - Rosie Girl Quilting
- - Fabric Stork
- - Fabric Bubb
- - Lamb and Loom
- - Figo
- - Ruby Star Society
- - Alderwood Studio
And I am so excited to tell you what the Grand Prize will be! One lucky person will get FREE quilting from Jill of J.Coterie! The winner will be chosen at the end of the QAL :)
Get the pattern
Some of my favorite fabric shops have put together quilt kits for you!
Fabric Bubb has once again made a kit for the cover sample quilt.
This kit includes enough fabric to make the Full Bloom versions, as the cover, or you can make it into a Scattered Blooms version :)
Lamb and Loom had the sweetest bundle using the Playground fabric collection from Windham fabrics! (this quilt kit is no longer available).