Friday, October 5, 2012

My Quip – Hexi-Abuelita – The Strategy Continues

Good day,

Two halves hexes make one whole hexagon. Here is a snippet of our construction of Hexi-Abuelita.

Our production is to create strips of half-hexagons and then sew the strips together. As there is a random element to the placement of the actual hexagons, with a tempered progression of shades and colors, the completed top will be as much as a surprise to Andy and me.

This hexagon and half-hexagon process of making a quilt is definitely a tried and true method of creating a quilt. According to, the pieced hexagon quilt had roots in England as far back as the 18th Century. In the 19th Century hexagon quilts were known as Mosaic quilts, Honeycomb quilts or Six-Sided Patchwork, This is Andy's and my attempt to combine a number of the quilting techniques that we have learned and combine the past with the present.

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Jim and Andy


Karol Kusmaul said...

This looks like a fun one. I checked out some of your previous quilts too. My faves are Primary Twister and Who Does Desi Adore.

Jim Smith said...

Thank you Karol. I keep thinking of the herd of galloping horses... Jim