Friday, May 10, 2013

LILLYBELLE

Almost a year ago, I started piecing hexagons for this quilt. It was a quilt along hosted by Katy of
I'm a Ginger Monkey. The big hexagons really appealed to me so I took the plunge.
For the most part I worked on this in fits and jerks and before I knew it, my centre was together and it was time to applique it down to the background.



I just love these bright colours   : )



The sun was out in full force so I had to wait until evening to get some pictures. I am hoping for some better ones after I quilt it.




I'm thinking sort of an orange peel design for the quilting if I can get my walking foot to cooperate.




Next week I am going to my first ever Quilt Market in Portland. I've heard about it for years, seen pictures and blog posts, and now I get to go !

Also, next week is another Bloggers Quilt Festival. I've been working on a baby quilt trying to get it finished for the link up on the 17th. Stay tuned for that.

Have a great week-end.



52 comments:

giddy99 said...

How very lovely! Wonderful job!

Shanna said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Great job on everything!!

Needled Mom said...

It looks fabulous!

Esther F. said...

I love your hexies. Fabulous colours too!
Esther

Karen said...

Wow! It is stunning, especially with the dark blue background! Love watching what you put together!

Nat at Made in Home said...

It is amazing! Cannot wait to see it quilted!

Sewing Mom said...

Your work is always soooo beautiful! Inspiring! (not that I"m going to attempt anything similar. =)

Teje Karjalainen said...

That's beautiful! Sweet hexagons and those colours are great with the dark background! x Teje

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

This is gorgeous! I really love your colors and that background makes them all pop.

Grit said...

Fantastic !!!
Your quilt is so beautiful.
Grit from Germany

Marta S. said...

I've really liked following your progress on this one. Such a labor of love. Great job, Carla! It's beautiful!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful!

Unknown said...

It's simply stunning Carla. Whoever gets it (if it is being "rehomed") will treasure it forever I'm sure!

Heather D. said...

REALLY nice. The dark background is very striking. Good luck with the quilting (and with the walking foot!)

April said...

so stunning!!! love it. ;)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Thanks for linking up Carla. Your quilt is gorgeous.

Patti said...

It's really gorgeous Carla! All that work has paid off big time. Have fun at Market.

Diane-crewe said...

it looks wonderful... like the larger hexagons ... good idea x

sophie said...

Gorgeous quilt–I really like the appliqué at the top and bottom and the color palette is wonderful. Have fun at Market.

ANudge said...

This has many of the things I like in quilts -passionate colors, piecing, applique and hexies - Fabulous! Thanks for linking to It's Hexie Friday. I loved seeing your hexie project.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

This is so beautiful! I love the bright colors against the navy background. So pretty!!!

sharon parker said...


WOW Carla. Simply stunning!
Sharon P

Julie C. said...

Beautiful colors and I love the appliqued touch on top and bottom.
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Caroline said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours of the petals on the dark blue background - perfect choice, I love it!

Kelly said...

It looks glorious! Have fun at Market :)

Annabella said...

It's fabulous Carla - I am just starting to join my flowers together and this is inspiring me to go and do some more...now!

Lynne said...

Oh boy this was worth waiting for! It turned out beautiful. Makes me want to dig my hexies out of the box and finish up.
Have fun at Quilt Market, I'm jealous!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Love the Hexies, have a great time at QM x

Carrie P. said...

gorgeous!

Patchwork and Play said...

If I ever make a hexie quilt, this is the design I want to make! Your colors are gorgeous! Have fun at Quilt Market!

OPQuilt said...

Gorgeous quilt! I see a lot of hexes out there in quilting land, but so few successful quilts. But this one is a huge success and perhaps it's your colors? Your interesting vines, top and bottom? I'm loving this!

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

quiltmania said...

Love your latest hexie quilt! Can't wait to see it quilted.

Cath said...

Absolutely stunning. Great job on this one!
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

AMO esta!!!Coragem,,,comece outra...

Carla said...

What a beauty, Carla!! It will be even more stunning when it's quilted....fabulous job!

Dawn Hughes said...

Looks fabulous Carla.... It n spired my Comma Hexagon quilt....gave a wonderful time in Portland!

Dawn Hughes said...

Looks fabulous Carla.... It n spired my Comma Hexagon quilt....gave a wonderful time in Portland!

Gramma Quilter said...

Oh how i love those hexies! Beautiful colours. Have fun at Market. Cant wait to see the treasures you bring home!

Linda said...

Love it!

Janine said...

This is beautiful - love those brights against the navy :)

Manuela said...

Your quilt is very beautiful.

Have a nice day, Manuela

Jackie said...

Gorgeous! Love this! Your background color choice is brilliant!

I've been out of town - just wanted to say that the pics of Miss J on her birthday are wonderful. I loved the dainty one - dainty is definitely captured in the photo. Then the follow up pic - it made me laugh out loud! Such a cutie!

Rosa said...

it`s just wonderful!!

Shauna said...

Love Lillybelle! Looking forward to seeing it quilted. How big are your hexagons Carla?

Mama Pea said...

Wow! It is fantastic. I love it. I really need to start a hexie project. I really do. One of these days!

sew katie did said...

I love the colors!

Deanna said...

Okay, that's a bit of kick in the pants to finish mine now! I'm almost done appliqueing the flowers on the stems and then I have to quilt it.
Love the colours you have here!

Sarah said...

Have fun at market!
I really like the flower vine - different than any other hexie project I've seen :)

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Amazingly beautiful!!

Rosa said...

Oh - this has turned out beautiful! I've almost finished my center - better get going with the appliqué:-)

Tina Craig said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the bright hexies on the navy background. And I love the applique vines at the top and bottom.

Live a Colorful Life said...

So beautiful. I love the colors against the dark blue background.