Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I've taken parts of this quilt with me on airplanes to Paris and Scotland. The blue hexagons lived with me while I was in Japan. I've pieced the diamonds on buses and in seminars around Pittsburgh. I've dragged the whole quilt top to Seattle in my very limited luggage space that was meant to hold three months' worth of clothes. I've slept under it. I've hidden tiny kittens in it. Sure, it has its imperfections, but that's life.
Jim and I hadn't even been dating for a year when I started. The hexagon quilt had the potential to be some sort of sweater curse, but it did not. It even weathered a one-year break [in quilting]. Ha!
I'm still a little bit stunned that it's over.
It's funny, because while the maximum size of this quilt is rather large, its minimum size is considerably smaller, due to the diamonds' peaks. However, I'm still quite fond of its pointy hexagon edges. I think if I were to do it again, I'd also have a round of blue hexagons on the quilt top. This way it'd look a little more like it has a top-binding as well. But that's not really a big deal. Also, I'd maybe drop the diamonds from the corner of the quilt, as they tend to drag on the ground. Dizzy likes to kangaroo-kick those long corners.
Anyways, there's links to the whole process and all my posts at the bottom of this post (and all hexagon quilt posts) in case you were interested in browsing this three year journey.
How To: Hexagon Quilt Top Piecing9/11/2010 Progress Report12/15/2010 Progress Report4/4/2012 Progress Report4/18/2012 Progress Report5/16/2012 Step One: Hexagon Quilt Top Done5/29/2013 Step Two & Three: Backing & Quilt Sandwich6/19/2013 Step Four: Hand Quilting8/28/2013 Step Five: Non-Traditional Hexagon Quilt Binding Tutorial9/18/13
- A Review of the Hexagon Quilt 10/2/13