Yes, the Chicago International Quilt Festival was great! That being said, this was not a judged show, so to speak. The quilts on display were from various traveling exhibitions. Because of this they were phenomenal! I'd seen many of them before either in person or in magazines or on the Internet. But there was only one hexie quilt hanging. :( You know me - I'd love to see nothing but hexie quilts!!!!!
I walked through the vendors a few times, carefully keeping my eyes peeled for hexies - here are a few items I spotted.
I thought this was adorable: Stars in the Garden by Yellow Creek Quilt Designs. This is made from TINY hexies -
Yes, the kit came home with me, mainly because Hubby loved it. And guess what? I'll be making this using English Paper Piecing - can you believe that? I still love using the Quick and Easy Hexie Technique (making hexies from circles), but for these tiny little bits I'll be doing it another way!
Here was another cute little pattern.
And look at this vintage top! Elongated hexies! Very unique! I sort of wish I'd bought this, but too late now!!!!