Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hexagon quilt is ready


The hexagon quilt I started last year while my daughter was learning to drive is now ready for the finishing process.
I got the borders on and it is sandwiched and ready for me to hand quilt.
It is a complete hexagon and though I have no idea how to measure a hexagon accurately, I did have to use my 60x60inch batting. Speaking of which, I decided to use the Bamboo batting I purchased several weeks ago.
It feels and looks just like the Warm and Natural one though it is just a scant thinner. For a moment when I was basting it , I thought I was working with Warm and natural.
One thing I did notice is that is does not have a lot of piling like Warm and Natural does.
I am curious to see how it feels under the needle as I hand quilt this one.
Update will follow in months.

11 comments:

The Quilting Pirate said...

Just beautiful!! I'm thinking seriously of doing my own hexagon....just need to pick a theme, either pirates or sunflowers :)

Stephanie said...

Pretty Betsy! How will you quilt it? I just bought a baby quilt size Bamboo batting. It definitely feels soft.

Quilting Cindy said...

Oh so pretty! Can't wait until you share the handquilting on it. Do you have a large frame you use to handquilt?

Mam said...

Beatiful! I admire your courage to tackle a hexagon quilt, I'm not ready for that yet.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow!! How gorgeous!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow!! gorgeous,,,,,,,,

Messy Karen said...

i'm definitely going to tackle one of these when the new year starts. i've never seen it cut into a hexagon shape. was that your idea? or is it traditional to do that? it's beautiful & scrappy. i hope you will share some closeups as you start quilting.

Tine said...

It looks stunning! Absolutely stunning! And you are handquilting it?! It will be a family heirloom for sure!!

Karol-Ann said...

Wonderful! You have just got to love hexagons, I say!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Betsy the quilt is just fantastic...

Jessica's mom said...

That's beautiful. The one of the quilts I'm currently working has a basket of roses in the center and the roses are pieced as hexagons. I love the look, really I do, but 1" hexagons, oh my! It was a grit your teeth and dig in challenge.

Oh you measure a hexagon by giving the distance of one of the sides. From corner to corner. It's desceptive as they are bigger than that 1". ;)