Thursday, May 15, 2014


At the CO West Quilt Guild meeting last night Jean Roessler presented an excellent program on Hexagon quilts.  Jean is known for her Cowboy Quilt series but has recently been creating hexagon quilts, which are fantastic.  I just had my camera on my phone so these pictures won't do the quilts justice, but you will get an idea anyway.
First off, a couple of show and tell items - this Kaffe quilt made by Jan.
 Eddy's "Hot Flash" quilt!

Some mini quilts by Lorraine.

Jean had brought with her bolts of fabric and some half yard cuts and fat quarters from her little shop, so there was plenty of shopping going on!  I resisted the temptation....this time!

She asked us what we think of when we hear hexagon quilts and most of us said "Grandmother's Flower Garden".  She showed us her version of that quilt, but then went on and showed the many, many variations of hexagon quilts that I hadn't even thought of before!

Some are pieced by hand, using the English Paper Piecing method, and some are pieced by machine.  Some were quilted by hand and some by machine.  She had quite a variety and it was an excellent program!

More varieties of hexagon blocks!

You can change the look by piecing the hexagons.  This is a hexagon divided into thirds, light, medium and dark.

The photo below shows hexagons divided into two parts, light medium and medium dark.  Fun program!

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