Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sexy Hexy Lexi Quilt

I made a quilt last week.  It was a gift for my niece, Lexi, who graduated from high school last month.  This is my fourth denim quilt and I really, really like how it turned out.  I finished it at 3 am the day before her party.  Why do I do that to myself?

I used Amy Butler's Sexy Hexy Love quilt pattern.  It was my first quilt with hexagonal piecing.  Hexagons are not trivial to put together, nor to cut out.  Every piece was individually cut from the jeans that I've been collecting and storing in my basement for the past fifteen or so years.  

I quilted a flower into the center hexagon.   I meant for it to look like two daffodils, which are six petaled flowers.  They kind of go with the hexagon theme, and Lexi likes daffodils.  In the other printed hexagons I quilted her name, one letter in each hexagon.  I printed her name in a pretty, somewhat abstract font and enlarged the letters to about five inches in height.  Then I pinned the paper to the quilt and stitched right on the paper, outlining each letter.


  1. That quilt is absolutely wonderful--your sisters want me to sell my old denim--I'm not doing it now! You are a marvel! I love how you incorporated the bright prints with the denim--and your free style quilting is looking mighty fine! So proud of you!

  2. I love the hexagons, and the backside of the quilt is a really cool surprise. Denim quilts are the best "next life" for jeans...nobody should be aloud to wear jeans from 15 years ago! Is that your green bedroom in the background?! I love it!

  3. Love this! I especially love the flower quilted into the hexagons. I'm starting this quilt soon, and was poking around looking for some variations. So glad I found this!