Hexagon Flower Garden Quilt: A Finish

Hooray! A Finish! Finishing a quilt is so satisfying. Putting the last stitches on a binding and standing up to shake it out, lay it down on the floor and take a good long look.

The first inkling of a quilt is so magical - and this first look of a finished quilt is also that way. The colors coalesce, the pattern emerges and the binding makes a frame to ground the life within it.

This hexagon flower garden is for a dear friend and her family as part of our bartering deal. She made me a branding package for Blue Bird Sews (banner above!!) and I made her a quilt. She choose the design and steered me to the colors and patterns she likes. The rest was up to me. I've been working on it for a while, find more about this quilt at my earlier post.

Scrappy hexagons are unified by colors and quilting. Bright red and orange pop this quilt into hyper color with the spots of brown and green bringing it back down to earth and foliage.

I put on the walking foot for straight line quilting in an all over triangle pattern; mostly following along lines of the hexagons. I used masking tape to get the first set of lines started and then by the end I was eye-balling it. I hope I'm not the only one to to this...is this where 'organic quilting' comes from? he.hee

A little special touch of quilting was done in the very center hexagon; interlocking petals for a flower in red thread. Binding was made from scraps and hand sewn on. The back is a favorite is great! Using the leftovers and scraps I stitched up the back for a modern quilt finish.

Washed and packaged up; on the way to it's new home across the United States. To be loved, washed and loved again.

Sexy Hexy Love - Flower Quilt



ps. thought I should mentioned I've made this pattern before. Check it out here.


Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Kelly! That's so beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics, colours and hexagons! x Teje

Anonymous said...

A finished quilt IS a magical thing! This one is stunning- and the quilting really makes it pop.

Marie said...

LUV this! I just came across this pattern a few days ago on Pinterest and it's on my TO DO list. I'm working on very tiny hexies at the moment (along with several other things) but I absolutely love the scale of these. It will be well loved, I am sure.

Kelly Young said...

what a gorgeous quilt! I love the backing almost as much as the front too! and no, you are absolutely NOT the only eyeballer out here! :)

-Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Spontaneous Threads said...

Kelly- It's beautiful and the colors are lovely! Beautiful job on the quilt!