Thursday, January 06, 2011

Hexagon Quilt Top

You guys, I finished the hexagon quilt top! Can you believe it? I am so excited about how it turned out. It was one of the hardest quilt tops I've ever pieced, but I learned a lot and loved the process. A challenge is always good... which is why it took almost a year to complete the top :)
The quilt is a lap size, it's not too big. All of those little pointy corners were a bear to put together. I feel like an expert on them now though :) The fabric I used is called Plume designed by Tula Pink for Moda. I used a Jelly Roll and white yardage. Julie at Jaybird Quilts started it all, with the hexagon quilt along. I also used a book called Sizzlin' Sixties by Heather Mulder Peterson. There are a lot of tutorials and good tips out there, so if you want to make your own hexagon quilt, jump right in!
This is the backing I chose for the quilt, I bought about 3 yards of it, and it won't be enough, so I'll have to find some other stuff in my stash that will match it. It's so pretty isn't it? I love Tula Pink's fabric designs, they are so artsy.
Now, to figure out how to quilt it...

14 comments:

Annie said...

Your quilt top is fantastic!! So beautiful.

Tonya said...

Bear or not, it looks great!

kimland said...

ohh,I like! I have a layer cake in plume and have not been able to decide what to do with it. I am wondering if it would work with that pattern, might have to check it out!

Dolly said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job.....some quilts are just worth the extra time it takes to get them right !

Brigitte said...

That's absolutely fantastic, Heather. I love the pattern very much, and how your played with the fabrics and colours.

geeky Heather said...

That is a phenomenal quilt; I am in awe!!!!! Congratulations! I love the colors, too.

Victory said...

Heather, I love this quilt so deeply...

Meredith said...

GORGEOUS!!! Congrats on finishing the top!!

Doodle-head said...

Love, love, love that quilt!

Dianne said...

It's absolutely amazing! Great job on a fabulous quilt!

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

it looks great! congrats on finishing the quilt top!

Karin said...

That is fabulous! I made a quilt for Julie's quilt-along too! The top's done, but it needs to be quilted and bound. Well done!

Linda said...

This turned out absolutely beautiful, Heather! Wow! Great job.

dreamalittle said...

This is amazing, well done! I've been trying to finish my quilt top too