Thursday, April 18, 2013

MODERN HEXIE BABY

After three days of quilting, it's done. I love the simplicity of it.


Inspiration came from a couple of sources ( here and here ).


I used two different sized hexagons and a selection of springy colours. The background is feathered friends by Northcott. I hadn't originally planned to appliqué these down and then mow over them with stitching, but I really wanted to try this dense quilting so I went for it!



The lines are 1/4" apart


After all that quilting I thought it might stand up by itself, but surprisingly it has a nice drape to it.


backing is Textures by Angela Walters



I will definitely be doing this type of quilting again. Perhaps on an even bigger quilt.
I am happy, happy, happy.


quilt stats:
37 1/2" x 42 1/2"
english paper pieced / appliqué
quilted by me

41 comments:

Jess said...

It looks fantastic Carla! The quilting looks amazing, and I love the simplicity of the design.

Jayme said...

It's absolutely stunning!!!!! I LOVE it!!!

Hilachas said...

That quilt is gorgeous, Carla. I, too, love the simplicity of it and I, of course, love the hexagons. The quilting you did on it is amazing. WTG!

CitricSugar said...

Carla, it turned out so beautifully! The quilting is exactly what it needed. I have to try that someday...

Karen said...

The quilting adds an amazing amount of dimension to the quilt...awesome job...again!

beaquilter said...

LOVE it!! love the grey fabric, looks like a texture, like those creped fabrics!

Caroline said...

I was trying to decide how to quilt my hexi placemats, I like this look!

Needled Mom said...

Wow...looks great!

Amy said...

It looks GREAT!! I love it!

Deborah said...

What a beauty!! I'm always thrilled when I see beautiful straight line quilting!

Grit said...

Wow...it looks so great.
Grit from Germany

Gramma Quilter said...

So great! I love effect the lines have with that dotted fabric!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

WOW! That looks like a lot of work, but totally worth it! It is neat how the pattern of the fabric with the lined quilting gives a totally different effect- it almost looks textured at first glance. Great job!!!

Catherine said...

Wow, fabulous. And the quilting... amazing

Heidi Staples said...

Perfect, Carla! Absolutely perfect!!

Annabella said...

I am in awe of your stitching - the quilting is incredible.

quiltmania said...

It looks wonderful. You are becoming a quilting genius!

Patchwork and Play said...

The selection of the background fabric , combined with the amazing quilting give this incredible texture!

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Impressive, Carla! Of course we all knew it would be beautiful, but WOW!

I'll make you a deal: I'll do the piecing; you do the 14 inch quilting (and we'll race)

Carrie P. said...

WOWEE!!!I love your quilt and the quilting is really neat.

Heather D. said...

It's perfect Carla. The dense quilting plus the design of the background fabric really gives it a lot of texture.

karen said...

The quilting on this is so perfect, gives it that really fun, unexpected modern edge!! Love it!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Carla, this is simply gorgeous!!

Cathy said...

Stunning!

Mama Pea said...

It is tremendous. I love everything about it....quilting, fabric, design.

Lynne said...

REALLY cute Carla! The quilting is just perfect. I love it!

Sophie Belle Designs said...

No wonder you're happy happy happy! This is a stunner, I LOVE it. What a statement piece.

Shanna said...

Absolutely beautiful, Carla!!!

Kate said...

I love this! The quilting looks amazing, especially with the subtle print on the background fabric. Great work!

Kelly said...

Love this Carla, the quilting was well worth taking the time to do!

Carla said...

I love your fabric selection on this wonderful quilt. And this straight line quilting is a favorite of mine also...just wish it was quite so boring to DO!

krista said...

it's so awesome! the subtle print on your background fabric gives a really complicated look to the quilting, what a fun optical illusion! i'm in love!

Karyn said...

The background fabric really does add texture. Good choice!

Carla said...

Beautiful. I love everything about this one! You know I love the hexie paper piecing and the quilting IS perfect!

Linda said...

I can't believe what a great job you did on that narrow quilting! Beautiful!

Janine said...

This is even more fabulous now its finished! That quilting is perfect :)

trish said...

Oh my goodness! :0)
So cute! Your quilting
is amazing! :0)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh My Gosh! That is awesome, but 1/4 inches apart - you are insane!!!!!!!

Glinda ♥ said...

This really is a work of art! You should be very proud of yourself. It's delicious :)

Jannette said...

LOVE it! (Unfortunately I'm still not ready to try hexagons yet!)

Sherry said...

Your quilt is amazing. I am worried about trying to quilt a small project, 1/4 inch apart turned out beautiful. I love the fabrics you used.