And now that the birthday has finally arrived, and the gift given, I can share!
My Honeycomb quilt, that I started back in July, which the youngest daughter, birthday girl, helped me to design has been gifted. It was based on a quilt in Malka Dubrawski‘s book, Fresh Quilting. Amanda and I fell in love with it as soon as we saw the idea of using jumbo hexagons in a random way.
When huge hexagons don’t have a precise color placement, as in a grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt, it takes on an entirely different look.
I love all the different fabrics ranging from Malka’s A Stitch in Color line, Amy Butler’s, creams, white, greens, grays, melons, tone on tones, scraps, pieces specifically chosen and all intentionally placed.
After lots of stressing over how I would quilt it, I finally chose to machine quilt it, using my Acufeed foot, 1/4″ each side of the vertical seams and then again 1 1/4″ from that same seam. Using Quilter’s Dream batting, and this light quilting pattern, created a quilt with a beautiful hand, lots of movement and coziness.
After poking around online to see what other people are doing for shams, I found very few, bed sized, hexagon pillow shams to even consider. I chose Kona Ash for the quilt backing and also for the pillow shams I finally came up with. I used the same spacing for the quilting, on the shams, but I made the hexagons a bit smaller so I could fit more on one pillow. The big, fat cording is the same yellow with white polka dots as what I used on the binding.
I love how the quilting shows up on the back. Flipping this quilt over creates an entirely different, calming look!
Another of my very favorites!!
~a jumbo hexagon quilt~
machine pieced, machine quilted
Quilter’s Dream batting
90″ x 100″
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