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Princeton Jct./West Windsor, New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of 3 super adult kids. I happily taught preschool for 25 years and now spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

My Christmas Hexie Journey

My Christmas Hexie Journey

I have been a follower (some may say stalker - haha) 
of Bonnie Hunter, Scrap Quilter Extraordinaire for quite a few years.

A couple of years ago Bonnie shared her progress on an English Paper-Pieced hexagon quilt she made for one of her sons.  




I was fascinated by this quilt and made the decision to try to replicate her quilt.  Bonnie is EXTREMELY generous with her quilt patterns.  I've purchased all of the books she has written and I have participated in almost all of the free mysteries she has offered.  I have even been fortunate to take two classes from her in Hershey, PA at Quilt Odyssey.  

On Bonnie's website:  Quiltville, she states this about her quilt patterns:

*Note* You may print the patterns from this website for your own use! Feel free to share them with your friends. I encourage you to use the patterns to teach a class, make quilts to sell, to donate to charity and exhibit in your guild quilt shows! However, just because the patterns here are free for your use, does not mean you can use them with the intent to sell the patterns themselves. Please respect copyright policy and keep the pieceful spirit of quilting alive and well!

Thank you, Bonnie, for being so generous and for all that you do for the quilting community!


With this in mind, as Hurricane Sandy raged outside our house in October 2012, I got out my trusty colored pencils and hexie graph paper and started to color in all those little hexagons.



This is the picture I came up with.  I decided to use the same colors as Bonnie and to make it a Christmas Quilt because I really don't have a red, green and cream quilt.

The next step was to cut up A LOT of red, green and cream scraps.




After all the fabric was cut it was time to start sewing.  This quilt will be completely hand pieced.  I will try to post pictures after I finish each section.



37 Hexies



70 Hexies



108 Hexies



129 Hexies


148 Hexies



183 Hexies





235 Hexies





275 Hexies




314  Hexies





353 Hexies







382 Hexies





431 Hexies



469 Hexies





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511 Hexies



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553 Hexies





574 Hexies




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616 Hexies



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700 Hexies





721 Hexies






721 Hexies





757 Hexies







793 Hexies



829 Hexies

2 comments:

  1. So pleased to have found you. I am just about to start making this. Going on holiday and want to take some paper piecing with me. This afternoon wil be spent cutting squares ready for a basting session. I look forward to following your progress.

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  2. bonjour je suis bouche bée devant autant d'hexagones quelle patience vous avez il est tres beau votre quilt bonne continuation claudy

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