Friday, January 11, 2013

Finish Friday: Modern Hexagon Quilt

This week I put the finishing touches on my Modern Hexagon quilt.  The quilting took a while, but I'm really pleased with how it turned out. It's one of my favorite quilts right now, but that's often the case when I finish a labor of love.
I used the Hex N More ruler to make the quilt top.
I echo quilted in the grey, at varying widths in the center and 1/4" apart on the outside.  Why I quilted 1/4" apart on the biggest part of the quilt, I'm not sure.  Sometimes I get ideas in my head and don't really think them through.  This was one of them.  It probably took me a good 15 hours to quilt this quilt over several weeks.
The back looks awesome and almost as good as the front.  I love how the hexagons stand out and you can see the rainbow effect from the different color threads in each hexagon.
I stitched in the ditch around the hexagons and did some dense quilting to highlight the hexagons.  The way it's quilted makes it look like the hexagons are made of six pieces of fabric when in fact they are just two pieces (for the colored parts that is).
The quilt finishes at 40" square.  I used various So Fine! and Aurifil threads for the quilting.  The solids are Kona cottons - white and Iron.  The prints are from various lines including Simply Color, Quilt Blocks, Cuzco, Good Fortune and more.

I will be teaching this quilt and the technique I used at Quilter's Way in Acton sometime soon.  I'll let everyone know when we have set a date for the class. 

16 comments:

  1. Turned out great! You have far more patience with quilting than I do, but it certainly paid off.

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  2. This turned out gorgeous Jen! I'm doing some echo quilting myself right now (and its already felt like hours) so I feel your pain, but all that worth looks SO worth it!

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  3. Beautiful! Stunning quilting.

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  4. Love the quilting on the back! It looks great!

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  5. Wow, that's a lovely quilt! You definitely have a lot of patience, but it sure paid off!

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  6. Wow, that looks lovely :) Without anything to show the scale in the pictures it looks like a mini quilt with crazily dense quilting!

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  7. Your precision qulting looks great. A great modern take on an old style.

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  8. What a stunning quilt, and the quilting texture really adds a lot to it.

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  9. the quilting is fantastic! well worth the time :) i'm very impressed with how ell you kept the crispness of the lines throughout all those echoes.

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  10. Spectacular, Jen! A total labor of love, but worth it. It's amazing.

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  11. You have made a beautiful job of it and deserve to feel very proud - great work!

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  12. Inspiring, and very innovative. Gives me ideas for the hexagons I am working with now! Thank you!

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  13. Inspiring, and very innovative. Gives me ideas for the hexagons I am working with now! Thank you!

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