My coffee is brewing so I’m taking the time to show you my latest finished quilt. The red & aqua is all done!
It’s much like my usual quilts – lots of white and wonky log cabins and as a result, I love it!
One of my usual pieced backs:
I used some of the precious Paint by Number birds fabric. It’s too beautiful to hoard! It needs to be put in quilts.
It’s 40″ x 50″ and for sale in my shop!
It measures 40″ x 40″ – perfect for a baby quilt.
I used the 4.5″ template from here. After sewing together the columns of hexagons, I off set them so that the color hexagons would be surrounded in white half hexagons.
I think that it works well on a really simple quilt pattern, like this one, but would overwhelm a quilt top that is more involved. I do love it though and I’m certain to do it more on other quilts that I think it’ll work on.
Boy does it use a lot of thread… 11 bobbins for this little baby quilt!
First off, thanks so much for all of your comments and kindness about my Hexagon quilt top!! Makes me so happy to hear that others like what I’m up to!
My mom’s been in town and it’s not very sociable to sit in front of your sewing machine all day, is it? As a result I’ve only worked on it a bit more and am about half way through quilting it.
At first I wasn’t sure if I was improving or ruining my quilt top – but when you take a step back and look at the big picture, this “pebble” quilting is great. Hope to have more to show you in a couple of days!
I said I was gonna dive back into the red & aqua quilt but I couldn’t bring myself to sew another wonky log cabin block. I know! I was shocked too! I’ve actually hit my limit. I’m sure not for long – I’m certain to be back to my beloved soon enough but meanwhile I’ve been seeing these half hex quilts all over the place and I’ve been wanting to futz with one.
I struggle with finding most traditional quilt patterns too “old fashion-y”, but that’s part of the challenge right? How do you take something tradition and modern it up? That sentiment, plus my love of white space led me to this!
I technically did it “wrong.” The rows of hexs are not matched up, but I like the look. It was fun to mess with all those little cut out peices until I found the layout I liked best.
You can find the info to get the template here.
I’m really excited to get quilting on this one. I think I’m gonna try something new! Can you tell I’m trying to break out of my stippled log cabin quilt rut??
Have a great weekend everyone!
I’ve been getting lots of sewing details out of the way recently.
I made a cute sample quilt for my class later this month.
It’s little – 24″ x 36″ and makes me realize I need to branch out in my quilting more. I love the texture all these straight lines give it.
Also stitching up labels… I like that these fill my TV time along with binding stitching.
And bees! I’m all caught up on all of my bees! Just need to pop all of these into the mail…
Now I need to dive back into a this quilt…