Hexie Blooms Quilt Pattern

Hexie Blooms Quilt Pattern

It feels a little strange to be writing this post about such a happy hexagon quilt pattern when it feels like we are living in a dystopian book, but here we go!

Meet my new quilt pattern, Hexie Blooms! Hexie Blooms is a hexagon quilt pattern, the idea for which was born almost 9 months ago. I have loved and admired the look of vintage Grandmother's Flower Garden hexagon quilts for years, but I've always known I don't have the time, or the patience, to hand piece one.

Fabric pull for Hexie Blooms

Half hexies cutting

So what's a girl to do? Well, one day the idea struck! Big, beautiful hexie flowers in big beautiful modern fabrics. So, I sat down with my computer, pen, and paper and figured out the basics of this hexagon quilt pattern... and then had to wait until my schedule cleared up because I knew that once I got started, there'd be no stopping, haha.

I finally was able to make time this winter and as I worked on sample blocks I wouldn't help but have this giddy feeling of "this is it!" the whole time. From there, I moved onto my first sample using an Ombre Jelly Roll (which I'll share soon!), and finally, this: my all-solids sample with soft and happy spring colors. Perfect for the first day of spring!

A modern hexagon quilt pattern

One of the hardest parts of writing the pattern for Hexie Blooms was making a hexagon quilt pattern easy enough for beginners to make. I want anyone to be able to make it and so I had to find a way to eliminate any and all Y-seams, as well as breaking this down into manageable chunks. and I'm happy to report that this is a confident beginner pattern!

I only added the confident portion to the skill level required for this quilt because the cutting does require a template and there is a bit seam matching involved. If you can handle those two things, you can make this quilt no problem!

Hexie Blooms blocks
Hexie Blooms rows
Quilting details on Hexie Blooms quilt

Quilting, binding, and backing details on Hexie Blooms quilt

Straight Line Quilting

For the quilting, I chose to quilt this one myself on my trusty Janome 4120QDC. I did straight lines using my walking foot - first left to right and then diagonals at 60-degrees in both directions, following the edges of the hexagons in the quilt design. It took a little while to finish it, but the texture on this quilt is EVERYTHING!

Now, for the second hardest part of writing this pattern: Taking good pictures of this my Hexie Blooms! The pictures honestly do not do justice to this quilt - especially to the colors. Something between the cloudy skies and the extra texture I did for the quilting. I'm hoping to get some better pictures soon once the PNW gives me a little more sun :)

Hexie Blooms quilt

Quilting details on Hexie Blooms quilt, done with a walking foot
Hexie Blooms in the wild
Hexie Blooms by Cotton and Joy

Purchase Pattern

Testers Quilts

And now for my favorite part - testers quilts! As always, my testers knocked it out of the park. Enjoy these hexagon quilts!

Emily started testing with the intentions of making a throw size quilt but ended up upgrading to a QUEEN SIZE quilt and I'm in love, y'all!

Hexie Blooms - Queen size - Mayfair by Amy Sinibaldi

Genna continuously blows me away with her fabric choices and her beautiful pictures and this time it was no exception! I love how she took the 2-color option and rebelled a little by making the background two "just different" blues :)

Quilts in the wild

Quilts in the wild - A baby Hexie Blooms

Jessica always has beautiful fabric choices in her quilts, and this was no exception. I love how happy and cheery her baby size quilt is!

Baby size quilt

I'm always partial to a classic white background, but I love how Allison's yellow background contrasts with her main prints!

Joy blew me away with her beautiful fabric choices for this quilt! I love how bright and happy they are and the scrappy background is just perfect!

I ADORE Claudia's range of pink and red fabrics and I cannot wait to see how she finishes this off!

My favorite mother-daughter team over at Rosie Girl Quilting made this lovely baby version and I cannot get over how perfect the quilting is on this!

Julie completely BLEW ME AWAY with her fabric choices and how she put together this beautiful scrappy version. I honestly wish I could keep this for my self!

Scrappy Hexie Blooms Quilt using jelly rolls

scrappy hexie blooms quilt using precut fabrics

The wonderful Petra made this citruslicious baby-sized quilt that I adore!

And oh my gosh, y'all! THIS QUILT. It blew me away and the pictures are so incredible! I wish I could've picked just one but it was an impossible task, so please join me in ooooh-ing and aaaah-ing at this beautiful Hexie Blooms by Kayla at The Leal Scoop!

Hexie Blooms

Hexie Blooms by The Leal Scoop

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