Ring Around The Hexies – Bed Size PART 1

Now that Ring Around the Hexies booklet (16 pages) is off to the printers.   And I have the next copy of Pieced Hexies in the hands of my editor.  (Special Note: BOOMER the Pieced Hexie design used in Ring Around the Hexies was originally to make it’s debut in the next Pieced Hexies Book.   I have since pulled this design from the book and replaced it with another.  Yes a whole set of samples was furiously made, the graphics drawn, and wordage written in just 5 days when I came home from North Carolina.

Let’s just say the last two weeks of August I really don’t remember…LOL.

But I had decided at the retreat that I was going to make a bed size version of Ring Around the Hexies.   The original timetable I had in my mind was “over this winter”.  But then the booklet was born and I have been sewing like a mad woman to make at least the top in time for Market in October.

Ring Around The Hexie




The full size version is truly just 4 wall hangings sewing together 4 patch style.  But I plan to show some “recoloring” in my rendition.

Since at the time I thought I was going to be off to Madison Wisconsin to Quilt Expo for two nights (hotel room sewing retreat with a friend) I cut and packaged up all the makings of the 36 pieced Collaboration Star blocks.

Ring Around The Hexie 4







Then life happened and I couldn’t go.  But having everything cut and packaged did make the sewing part extremely easy and quick.  Did I mention that my rendition is going to be done using Civil War Repros.  And Semi-Scrappy in style.   Just for the blocks alone I used over 200 different fabrics.  Yes the Civil War Repro stash runs deep.

Each block has 4 – 4patches in the corner.  Each 4 patch in my version is made using 4 different fabrics.  2 lights and 2 darks.  So just in 4 patches we have 144 different fabrics.  (all these numbers  make the math geek part of me happy)

Strip sets were sewn.




Cut down into units.

4 patches assembled.







This is what the design board looked like at the end of the day.








3 Responses to “Ring Around The Hexies – Bed Size PART 1”

  1. Maggie Szafranski says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see the whole thing!

  2. Yeah, Civil War pros in Hexie form! Love it and can’t wait to see the top.

  3. Janet B says:

    I have my quilt top done from the retreat. I love it, thanks for the great design.

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