Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hexagon Quilt Finished

Well here she is, after almost a year of working on. The hexagon quilt is officially done and ready for use! I kept the quilting straightforward and simple. I outlined the star and the inside pattern of the block. I used a turquoise print for the binding, my favorite color.
I got creative with the back, I only had 3 yards of the flower and bird print. So... using the leftover triangles from the blocks, I pieced them into long rows and added them. I had the pink in my stash and it was just the right color, so I added a strip of that to the bottom.
This is for sure the hardest quilt I've pieced, but all of that hard work and unpicking of seams and re-ironing was worth it. It's such a pretty quilt. The fabric I used is called Plume. Tula Pink designed it for Moda. It was a jelly roll, with white background fabric. Julie at Jaybird Quilts had a quiltalong for it. I really encourage you to make one!

20 comments:

Annie said...

Wow, that quilt is gorgeous!! I love the addition of the triangles on the back. I may just have to put this on my mile long 'to do' list. I'm so inspired by your beautiful work!

Lee Ann said...

I love that quilt! It look old fashioned and yet has a touch of modern. I really like that backing! Totally different!

kimland said...

This quilt is fantastic! You should be VERY proud of this one! Nice job with all the elements, colors, piecing, quilting.

Ariane said...

I love it!!! It looks great!!!

Meredith said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!! Love your creative finishing of the back! It's perfect!!!

Dolly said...

That is one cheery quilt. I don't even "know" you and I'm proud of you ! You did a WONDERFUL job .

So tickled that you have it finished . Woo HOO !

Dianne said...

A. MAZ. ING. I love it and really wish that it was on it's way to my house ;) Great job...and I KNOW that you're thrilled with it.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Absoluted beautiful quilt!!

Loraine said...

Fabulous job! Love this quilt. The colors are amazing!

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful - I recognize all the time and hard work that went into this one. You can be very proud!!!

cathymk said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

Katrina said...

Wow, really, really gorgeous and I love how you did the back.

marigolde said...

I love how this quilt turned out, the colors are so pretty and I really like the more traditional quilting technique. I can't imagine doing that quilting on a regular ol' sewing machine though, yikes! My mom quilts like this, but by hand using a huge floor-standing quilting hoop.

Victory said...

Heather, that is a true work of art! I just want to wrap myself up in it & never take it off. It's so lovely!

Denise in PA said...

Heather, it's lovely! And I love what you did with the back! I am definitely going to make one of these one day using Julie's instruction - in fact I have my ruler all ready to go!

Linda said...

That turned out absolutely beautiful! I love it and you did an amazing job on it!

Ellomee said...

Beautiful!!! GREAT JOB! Love the design and the colors! So impressed how your backing is straight!

Sonda in OR said...

It's beautiful. I love the creative solution for the back. No one would ever know that wasn't planned all along.

MysteryKnitter said...

Pretty work.

Amy said...

this quilt is gorgeous!