Friday, 7 June 2013

Hexie Log Cabins Quilt Top

My hexagon log cabins quilt top is finished!!  I made it in time for finish it up Friday at Crazy mom quilts!
It is going to be the largest quilt I have made so far at 65" wide and 70" high, which is 165cm by 178cm.
The biggest problem I had by far was joining the hexagons together.  When I had nearly finished I just decided to take the whole thing apart and start again, this time cutting all the hexagons to size first.  Also, my triangles weren't all perfect.  I need some sort of ruler to do 60 degree angles.  I know you can get them and it would make life easier.
So once I had done all that it actually came together ok.  Then I decided to do 16 patch blocks for the border and scrappy trips at the corners.  In fact the scrappy trips were made from the left over 1.25" strips for the hexagon log cabins. 
The corner is ragged because I will neaten that up when I find a quilt back.  Sorry about that - just keepin' it real.
 The hexagon joining is not perfect but I am ok with that.  It is hand made, remember. 
When I laid the hexie log cabins, 16 patches and corners out it just looked so busy I decided I needed some sashing to calm it down a bit so used white.  I think it really needs it.
I think the quilting will be a combination of machine and hand quilting.  I like the idea of having hand quilting around the hexagons in some form.  But it will take forever to hand quilt all of it so I could do some simple machine quilting in the ditch of the hexagons and on the squares and sashing.  Now I just need to find the right quilt back. 
I also want to do some hand piecing in my next project, and a bag and some smaller projects.  I don't want the house overrun with quilts!

33 comments:

  1. Wow, so many little pieces to sew together. It looks great, what an accomplishment.

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    1. It is lots and lots of teeny tiny pieces! My most challenging quilt so far!

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  2. Awesome and inspiring! Thanx for sharing!!

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  3. Well that is adorable and obviously a lot of work! Love the fussy cuts. :)

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    1. It was A LOT of work! I have left it for a few days while i do other things before i quilt it.

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  4. This is great! I like all the fussy cuts :)

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    1. Thanks Janine , and thanks for visiting.

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  5. That is a lovely,lovely quilt and I love the corner patched blocks:)

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    1. Thanks Sara, it sort of evolved!

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  6. I like the sashing. I think this is a gorgeous quilt top. Nice work.

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    1. Thank you. I think it needed the sashing to tone down the pink a little....

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  7. Such an adorable quilt! It is going to be amazing when you are finished!

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  8. Oh wow, this amazing and adorable!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  9. Great job!! it is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much. It is one of those ones you doubt at certain points and then it comes together ok.

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  10. It turned out so lovely!! The sashing is a perfect touch and the patchwork blocks tie it all together. Love it!

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  11. Looks beautiful! I really like the border!

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    1. Thanks Connie, I hope you are well xxxx

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  12. This is AMAZING! I'm very impressed with all the piecing, and I really LOVE this use of "Children at Play."

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    1. Thank you - I love that fabric too. I think I am all over children at play!

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  13. This is gorgeous and I totally agree with mixing hand and machine quilting. I'm featuring this on Sew Cute Tuesday this week:)

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    1. Thank you so much Janice! That was amazing of you to feature me. Cannot thank you enough! I commented on your post too! xxxxx

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  14. What a lovely quilt top! I love the idea of mixing hand and machine quilting. I've been doing it a bit lately and it's lots of fun :)

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  15. Wowm this is so beautiful!!

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  16. This is so completely beautiful! :) What's wrong with a house overrun with quilts? ;)

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