Monday, June 15, 2009

All Sewn Up

After a rather busy week I was able to get in and finish sewing together my half hexagon quilt top this morning, yay!!

I am so happy with this quilt and with this method of making a hexagon quilt, I will definately be making more half hexagon quilts in the future.

I was suprised at how easy it was to sew the hexagons together. Initially I was rather worried that I would not be able to keep the pattern that I had put together on my design wall. However I found that following Comfortstitchings fabulous instructions and being a little methodical about it all, it was actually rather easy and very enjoyable!

Now I need to ponder how I'm going to quilt it. Possibly just an all over design like a stipple or loops or something easy. Hmmm, I will throw it over a lounge chair and contemplate it for a few days! Ruthdesigns has put up some good ideas for quilting a hexi quilt here, where you can also see some other lovely hexagon quilts starting to take shape.
Til next time xo

25 comments:

danielle said...

this quilt just blows me away! you should be very proud!! amazing : )

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

It's brilliant! I love the colors and the layout of your half hexagon quilt! It has come together so well, it looks amazing. Wow!

Rita

Terrie Sandelin said...

A very, very beautiful quilt!

Nedra said...

clap, clap, clap, clap! Beautiful job!

Janet said...

I love the setting you chose, it's gorgeous and you are so good at matching up those stripes. Once it's quilted, It's going to be fabulous.

Kelly said...

WOW!! It looks fantastic! I love the setting you chose!

Andi said...

It's a very beautiful quilt.
You must be thrilled!!!
Andi :-)

Rafael's Mum said...

It's come out so nice ! beautiful! I bet you are pleased it all lined up so well. I would have been worried about that! no problem for you there. gorgeous!

Christine said...

quilt looks fantastic and I have enjoyed reading your blog and will be back

cheers
Christine

Bronwyn said...

Just gorgeous! Love the first photo - how have you hung in on the gate?

LeKaQuilt said...

It's a very beautiful quilt! Love the colours.

comfortstitching said...

This looks utterly fantastic!!!! I love it!
Glad you found the instructions of use too!!

Stephanie said...

I'm going to second that...utterly fantastic. And I LOVE how you photographed it. Looks like it should be in a book.

pamina said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous !!

amy said...

It turned out gorgeous, Cathy! I really love your color scheme and layout! So striking!

Karen said...

Beautiful! The first photo looks like it came from the pages of a Kaffe Fassett book.

Gwendie said...

I hadn't realized this really is *half* hexagons! Beautiful quilt and what a good way to put it together.

Brenda said...

Looks wonderful. How big is it?

Donnelly said...

Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing your progress with us.
Have a great day.

whimzeestitches said...

That is one beautiful quilt - thanks for sharing with us and the technique. Enjoy!

Maree said...

WOW.!! it looks Great..Love the Colours & Fabrics..
cheers

Kathleen said...

its absolutely fabulous and worthy of a book of your own...


i also was a bit intimidated by the sewing and after getting my second strip back to front somehow... no idea what i did ... i am loving the piecing now and was really pissed that my hubby went to bed and i couldn't keep sewing through the night to finish it off!

I think it would have been easier actually to take it off my design wall as aneela suggested and bag each strip...she has done a superb job with this quiltathon

Can't wait to see hoe you go about the quilting

Jackie said...

I absolutely love it and the colors are fantastic!

Bronwyn said...

Have you seen Kaffe's Country
Gardens quilt book? There is a picture of a quilt which really reminds me of yours! Same wonderful structure of hedging either side of the quilt - his is a spiderweb pattern, but still quite hexagon-y!

imquilternity said...

What a beautiful quilt. You've got me excited about making a half-hexagon quilt, but it's going to be awhile before I get around to it. Yours is truly gorgeous!