Friday, September 16, 2011

Hexagon Quilt finished

I had the privilege of being a quilter for the Bliss Group of do.Good Stitches in July. This means that in addition to stitching the usual couple blocks, I got to chose the pattern and colors and then assemble the blocks for the group. I chose to use the Hexagon Quilt-a-long from Jaybird Quilts. It's been on my to-do list for a long time and I know Julie's tutorials are always well written.

Our group benefits Wrap Them In Love and since we don't know who specifically will get our quilts I wanted to do a color scheme that could be good for a boy or a girl and even for an older child.




The only place that might have gotten a little girly was the binding. I had a fairly large stash of Parisville that worked perfect. Hopefully it's not too floral.

Here are some close ups of the quilting and some of the beautiful blocks.

I did a printed label for the back.

 The back is pieced mostly with Kona Ash.



I had a few learning moments with this one. When I lined it up on the design wall, it looked wide enough, but once I sewed it together it became very narrow so I added the two borders to even it out a bit!


I'm really happy with how this turned out and I hope it will make some little girl or boy very happy too!

Quilt stats:
Size:  62"x52"
Pattern: Hexagon Quilt a long - Jaybird Quilts
Pieced: Members of Bliss, do. Good Stitches
Quilted: by me
Finished: 9/15/11





18 comments:

**nicke... said...

it is so pretty! i love the colors!

Jessica said...

This looks fabulous! I'm sure its new owners will just love it to pieces, great job!

felicity said...

I am completely in love with this quilt!!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is a beautiful quilt--I really like the color combination so much!!

Jacey said...

I seriously love the quilting on this. The colors are calming, and I'm sure the recipient will enjoy this quilt dearly!

Katie B. said...

This is awesome!

Kati said...

Love it! The grey and yellow are so great together.

Leila said...

Beautiful! I love all of the different hexagon designs.

Kathleen said...

very nice...I love the colors...

Susanne said...

Gorgeous, as usual!!! You got some talent girl!!!

Katy Cameron said...

Very cool, and love the wavy edge top and bottom

Denise in PA said...

I love the yellow and gray. And the pointy edges are very cool! I think the borders were a great idea!

Linz said...

Beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Candi said...

Its perfect! I love yellow and gray together!

Marci Girl said...

It is beautiful, and I am sure whomever receives it will love it!

Sinta Renee said...

I have been reading your blog all morning! I love your AB purse and linked here for that... but then I saw that we were in the same quilt along with Julie aka Jaybird. I lovew the way you made yours with a sampler of hex blocks! fortuantely I haven't sewn mine together yet... so I could still do the same:) thanks for the great idea!

Jennifer Mathis said...

It's really pretty! Love the various hexies and the borders look great with it!

Heather Hamby said...

May I ask how you did the sashing between the rows of hexagons? It looks beautiful by the way. :)

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