Monday, November 1, 2010

Finished Hexagons!

Today I decided to finish my hexagon quilt.
I added ties to the middle of each flower and a couple of reddish orange tacks on some blacks.
It needed more than that, and I didn't want to cover it with ties, so I went with machine stitching in the inner and outer border area. To bind it, I cut off the excess backing and batting to 1 1/2" from the outer seam line.
I fold the black over the backing and then fold that in half to give it a smooth look on the back.
I was not trying to be perfect with this quilt, since I made it for fun and to try out hexagons.
It will make a nice lap quilt though.

As you can see Izzy is the first to try it out. She is happy that Moki is no longer using the office, she likes to sit on the chaise, when I am in here. For the backing I used the fabric that is in some hexagons and it has most of the shades in the flowers. I found that at a thrift store.



Here it is laid out. I think it might be a good piece to leave in my room for when I am sitting and working on designs, this winter. I used two layers of batting to make it warm.

20 comments:

Quilts And Pieces said...

Beautiful!

Vicki W said...

It's lovely!

Joanne said...

Wonderful!

Wendy said...

Izzy is giving her approval. I'd like to try a small hexagon quilt someday, yours is fantastic.

moosecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love this quilt! Izzy is a fuzzy little sweetheart!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Beautiful Job Debbie!!!

Lori said...

It turned out beautiful Debbie!

Lori said...

It is wonderful!! It looks very old fashioned and rather cozy!! I adore the little ties you put in.

rockriverstitches said...

Love the colors in your quilt! It turned beautiful!!

Tammy

Deb said...

It's wonderful. I just love those fabrics that you used!

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Looks beautiful...I think you should keep it close to snuggle with as the days turn cooler...nothing like snuggling under a warm quilt and reading a good book.

soggibottom said...

Love to see your makes Debbie, thanks for all the updates on the stray puss. It looks as if he truly has got his paws inside the door. (even if he wants to go out on the other side). They all settle down eventually and good to see him looking so comfortable in your last posts... :-)xxx

Quilt Hollow said...

It's a beauty and well worth your effort!!!! Love it!!!

TheRustyThimble said...

OH I love your quilt what wonderful colors
Brenda

Carrie P. said...

Great job! It is so pretty.

paulette said...

Stunning!! And it's bigger than I thought!! Well done!
Paulette

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

It turned out very nice. Hexagons are some of my favorites and I sure like the colors you chose.

Cat Haven Crafts said...

I love this quilt! Do you do commisions?!!!

Kathie said...

very nice!!!!
oh I would love to sit under that this winter, enjoy
Kathie

Ruth said...

It turned out great!