I am unbelievably incredibly pleased with how this turned out! For some reason I was doubting that those little hexies would actually come together like I was envisioning them in my head the entire time I was putting them together, but they pieced together seamlessly. The entire top is machine pieced, and I used the method described here to piece together the hexies.
Hopefully my DQS 11 partner is just as thrilled with this as I am! The top measures approximately 17" square, and the hexie center measures approximately 11" square. I don't think I repeated a solid "ring", or fabric, and there are 16 different Kona solid colors represented. The borders are Kona white and Robert Kaufman quilters linen in Grey.
I'm mulling over how to quilt this, and I'm sort of at a loss. I am typically not a huge fan of stitching in the ditch, as I like the quilting to add something to the quilt design...but because this top is so so busy, I'm thinking that may be the route I take. Possibly some hand quilting around those borders. I'm going to leave this on my design wall for a few days, and see what comes to mind. More on this soon!
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Just gorgeous! I love all the vibrant colors!ReplyDelete
For quilting, I'd suggest stitching in the ditch or a simple fill over each different hexie. Keep in mind that whatever you quilt over the busy fabrics isn't going to show up much because the colors and prints are so busy.
It's in the white and gray border you can really show off! How about a pretty floral design stitched in pink or orange thread? It would tie the border to the center a bit better and finish off the whole quilt beautifully.
Just my 2 cents! No matter what you do, this quilt is always going to look great!
Who wouldn't love to receive this! It is beautiful! Love the colors.ReplyDelete
Just absolutely gorgeous!!! However the lucky recipient is, it should be hung on the wall to make them smile :) That's what I'd do for sure! I'd quilt it in something very simple- let the piecing be what stands out :) It's just lovely!!ReplyDelete
Just lovely Jess!ReplyDelete
This really looks great! Love the modern feel of the bright colors and the way you have it "framed". Can't wait to see how you will quilt it:)ReplyDelete
Wow, lucky partner! This is fab!ReplyDelete
Very, very pretty! Your partner would be nuts not to love it too!ReplyDelete
That is really lovely - bright, cheerful and a modern take on an old tradition!ReplyDelete
Fabulous! I really, really love it!ReplyDelete
oh my, that's wonderful! Glad it turned out like you envisioned! wow.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous!!! I agree that stitching in the ditch around the hexies is best, and then you can get fancy in the border!ReplyDelete
Oh that came out so cute! I love all the colors and how you framed it.ReplyDelete
This is lovely Jess and you even got advice from the Queen of Quilting herself!ReplyDelete
That looks so good on the wall, it looks like it's a framed picture!ReplyDelete
It's totally wonderful :)ReplyDelete
This quilting thought just jumped out at me... quilt same-sized hexagons in the plain borders. In the ditch quilting is okay in the hexagon shapes. Love this piece!ReplyDelete
SO cool! I love how bright it is!ReplyDelete
Just beautiful! I love it! If you don't want to stitch in the ditch, what about quilting about 1/4" away from the seams? That way you're still getting the hexy design without the hassles of in-the-ditch.ReplyDelete
How fab, love the colours and patternsReplyDelete
wow! I love the hexie rings! it's so lovely. I would definitely go with some big hand stitches in bright colors.ReplyDelete