Sunday, September 9, 2012

Orca Bay top is complete!

If I didn't feel so sick, I would be doing some cartwheels!  I wasn't sure about the outer border for a while, but after some quick opinions from quilty friends, I decided on a thin outer border.  I imagine it will make quilting easier without all of the seams on the edge.

I will be machine quilting this one.  I will be looking for a semi-dense design that will not overpower all of the piecing.  Ideas are welcome!

I am thankful to my blog friends who have helped me along the way!  Thank you for your encouragement and fabric scraps!!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Festival of Hexagons

I heard there was a really fun linky party to show off hexagon quilty projects, so I had to put my name in the hat!  Many of you have seen this quilt a few times, so bear with me!

I started this quilt in 2010 to have something to do during vacation.  I had an idea of how I wanted it to look, and only used scraps from my stash.  I used 1" hexagons.

Slowly but surely, the quilt top came together.  I sewed mostly during nap times.  I wish I kept track of the hours!  About 7 months later, I had a finished quilt top!  The picture below was taken somewhere around Christmas 2010

The handquilting started in February 2011.  I borrowed a hinterburg frame and worked on it turing TV time.

After many more months, I finally finished the quilt in March 2012! I loved the process so much, I started another on last July! 

Here is a full view.  This quilt is bed sized, about a full.  Working with stash made the quilt inexpensive.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my hexie quilt!  Check out the Festival of Hexagons for more fun!