Sunday, 17 February 2013

Hexagon Quilt

I made this quilt a while ago for my little girl.
It is hand pieced and hand quilted.  The fabric is Love u by Deb Strain for moda.  It was made from a jelly roll.  It was the first jelly roll I ever bought so I didn't know much about machine piecing then.  So I cut it all up and made hexagons.
I made up the design.  The pale pink dot fabric is from spotlight and I used two fat quarters of it. That was all I had and I just managed to get enough hexagons out.  I don't know where the white is from but it was in the stash.  It is ribbed and a bit too thick really as it was rather hard to sew.
The backing is ikea fabric and the binding is from delilah by tanya whelan. For the hexagons I do not have a plastic template to work from.  I used word and I drew hexagons and printed out the pages and cut them out.  I tack the fabric to them and do not use adhesive.
I also made a cushion with the same love u jelly roll.  I just did it random patchwork and quilted it by machine using a swirly freehand pattern.
I did round corners on the quilt and I love them.  It means you have to use bias binding which is a pain, but looks so cute rounded.
The chair is painted my favourite colour.

7 comments:

  1. It looks great. Phew, all hand done, huh? Way to go! Pretty combination of colors and binding.

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  2. Wonderful quilt, I have never ever tried hexagons. But when I see your quilt, all the hard work is worth it. Lovely choice of colors!
    Stopping from Plum and June

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  3. That is really pretty. What a great idea to use a jelly roll. Very nice work!

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  4. this quilt is darling. if you don't mind, what size hexagons papers did you use?
    thanks julie

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  5. Hi Julie, I made the templates myself and each side is just over 1", or about 27mm.

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