Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hexie Love

Life in the Midwest, my gift to my husband for our 25th Anniversary.

He was the country boy who won my heart...I was the city gal. Over the years we've moved to several locations and I have learned to love the things that come with country living. The barn quilts, silos with tile that looks like a quilt, the country churches you see on a drive through the country here in Iowa. The quilt shop that was once a hundred year old home, the windmills scattered through the fields in Ohio. The sunflower and wheat fields from South Dakota, the corn and bean fields from Ohio and Iowa. The pineapple, eagle, star, birds and heart all represent familiar things in quilting and country life. Even though we are back in the city at this point in our life's, the country life has been good to me, mostly because it's been such a great journey with my sweet hubby...

This quilt is in this years AQS Engagement Calendar. This week it is the featured quilt. It all started with the hexies...I love those hexies! It grew to be a bit of a story quilt and will be one of our favorite forever more!

VOTE FOR THIS QUILT HERE IN THE 5th ANNUAL BLOGGERS QUILT FESTIVAL! Thanks to www.amyscreativeside.com!

You can read more about it here or purchase the pattern on my website, Hallbrook Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Missie

 

15 comments:

  1. Love the feathering you did on it, really enhances the designs. I still have hexies to finish, I started with a quilt idea and got stuck on what I was doing, so it will be a tree skirt, lol.

    Debbie

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  2. Oh my gosh is that ever gorgeous! Just gorgeous girlfriend. Love all your colors too.
    xx

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  3. I LOVE your gorgeous quilt! Happy Anniversary and congratulations for the well deserved feature and calendar inclusion!

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  4. so happy you have had 25 years with that man of yours and many more to come! love the quilt! and the colors and meanings are wonderful! we too moved alot being in the military and home is where you make it! looking back now i wish i enjoyed each home a bit more as i always was deep down trying, to get back home here.. and now im here. enjoy your day missie!

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  5. Congratulation on 25 wonderful years together! Your quilt is amazing! I notice something different each time I look at it. Truly a work of art!

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  6. Wow the quilt is absolutely stunning, an item to treasure forever! - what a lovely story too.

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  7. oh! that quilt is fantastic. You sound like the couple on that old show called Green Acres. lol

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  8. It's a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on having it published in the calendar!

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  9. Oh, I love hexies also. The quilt is beautiful :)

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  10. Great quilt. It includes many of my favorite things, hexies, applique and a story behind it. How exciting to be a calendar girl!

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  11. Your quilt is stunning! Beautiful work.:)

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  12. Love the quilt! And what a great little story!

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  13. What a lovely quilt. And I love that it has so much personal meaning.

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