MooseQuilts

My favorite thing to do with mini charms is English Paper Piecing (EPP). My free tutorial is a baby quilt called Happy Hexi Flowers.

happy hexi flower coverI loved this pattern so much that I made two of them! That doesn’t happen too often. This pattern takes four mini charm packs or one charm pack cut into fourths.

I love making EPP hexagon flowers. Putting them together into a quilt is another story. I have a couple projects that won’t be done any time soon. I wanted to make a quilt that was as fun to make as the hexagon flowers are. Happy Hexi Flowers is just that!

hexi gardenvale block

I wanted minimal quilting on this quilt, so I started by quilting through the sashing. I decided to add more quilting as an accent with large stitch hand quilting.

This quilt was made with Jen Kingwell’s Gardenvale. It paired perfectly with Zen Chic’s new line called Paper. This one is bright and cheery.

hexi gardenvale small

My first version was sweet. I used Ambleside by Brenda Riddle Designs. The background for this one is Moda linen look fabric. I have gone through an entire bolt of it already. I didn’t have quite enough binding, and I couldn’t find something close, so I decided to contrast. I had a couple charm squares left that I added to the binding. It turned out to be one of those happy problems. I love it! This one is also hand quilted, but I used light pink that doesn’t show up very well.

hexi ambleside

This is definitely one I will make again. Next time I think I will make it bed size.

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Here is the link to the pdf tutorial: Happy Hexi Tutorial

AND A GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment and let me know what you like about mini charms to be entered to win one of my books for mini charms, Micro Minis and a charm pack!

Thanks for stopping by! Come visit me on Instagram @moosequilts and Facebook/moosequilts!

For more fun projects, visit the rest of the Mini Charm Challenge bloghop:

Sept. 14 – Jennie (cloverandviolet.com/blog)
Sept. 15 – Lisa (L1sapeterson.blogspot.com)
Sept. 16 – Sarah (goer.org/sarah)
Sept. 17 – April (aprilrosenthal.com)
Sept. 18 – Nina (ninawithfreckles.wordpress.com)
Sept. 19 – Konda (moosequilts.com)
Sept. 20 – Mary (seemaryquilt.com)
Sept. 21 – Kylie (sewkylie.com)

7 Comments

  1. Martina
    September 19, 2015 at 4:43 am

    I just love these happy flowers and such a great quilt idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Hugs Martina

  2. Mary on Lake Pulaski
    September 19, 2015 at 8:10 am

    I love the variety of every print in one little package of mini charms!

  3. LINDA
    LINDAReply
    September 19, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    HELLO, oh such lovely projects! I love your inspiration,Blog+Giveaway too!

  4. Judy
    JudyReply
    September 19, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I think mini charms are so cute and a perfect size to use in many quilt blocks. Your quilts are so pretty.

  5. Michelle McClave
    Michelle McClaveReply
    September 20, 2015 at 4:46 am

    I love the convenience of working with charm packs and mini-charms. My favorite things to make with mini-charms are mug rugs and placemats. I’d love to win your giveaway!

  6. Debbi
    DebbiReply
    September 20, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    I just love that they are both adorable and inexpensive – easy to fit in the sewing budget! I have had difficulty finding things to use them so I am loving this blog hop.

  7. Teresa @Aurea's Kitchen
    Teresa @Aurea's KitchenReply
    September 22, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I love that I have squares already cut to make some hexies flowers. Thanks

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