Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Saturday 1 November 2014

Charlene's Hexagons

This has to be one of the most fun quilts I've done in a long time. Charlene, who loves her hexies, says that this quilt is the result of making a quilt from a tiny picture, without any idea of what the final size would be. It just kept getting bigger and bigger. It endedup over 100 inches square. It was a bit of a challenge coming up with a quilting design for this. She wanted an overall design, but one that would fit with the feel of a vintage type hexagon quilt.
Of course, the first thing that came to my mind was feathers. I do love to do feathers.

 The quilt has three distinct areas on it, that I decided to emphasise with different feather fills. The center of the quilt has a feather meander that goes in a circular motion around each of the large hexagon collections. There's lots and lots of movement there.

For the inner border motifs, I used the band of green hexagons as the guide for the placement of the spines for the feathers, which then extended to fill the white background areas. The hexagon flowers in the middle of that border got their own feathers, to form the shape of a flower.


The corner sections of the quilt got a simple back and forth feather meander. The outer white and green borders got their own feathers. It was so much fun being able to indulge in so many feathers in one quilt. This one was a joy to do.


  1. Stunning! I think your quilting design is perfect! An amazing quilt.

  2. she did a beautiful job making it and your quilting is exceptional! Good job to both of you.

  3. You consistently amaze me. Wow! Stunning! Amazing!! Fantastic!!


I love reading all your comments, and am grateful for each one. I try very hard to answer them all, but lately I haven’t quite been able to answer all of them.