Monday, October 1, 2012

Curious Nature Hexies

I'm excited! I finished my son's Curious Nature Hexies quilt this weekend and I was so happy to hand it off to him so he could sleep with it. Well, that didn't work out so well, he still wants to sleep in a Snuggie blanket that is huge and too hot. Oh well.
I'll go ahead and share to enjoy the finish with you instead!
 Slouchy couch photo
Pieced name on the back 
 Quilting detail- a nice star ended up in the middle of each hexie...
 and around the Y seams where they join. Serendipitous, because I did not plan it at all! I quilted 1/4"(ish) from each edge of the hexie, and ended up here.
 Machine bound, as always. Apparently this is not the norm, but this is the back where the stitching shows, and I think it looks just fine. And much easier than hand sewing the binding on.
 Quilting detail on the back panel, on Kona Coal.
 Embroidered label, same font as my mom's quilt (and same floss).
 A less slouchy front shot...
 and a full frontal. (Get out of the gutter.)
The pieced back- I do love a pieced back! Used leftover yardage from Curious Nature by Parson Gray (generously provided by Free Spirit Fabric), and some Kona Coal and Snow.

Quilt stats:
Name: Curious Nature Hexies
Edited Size: 56" x 47"(Whew, I was way off! Sorry if I confused anyone!)
Fabrics: Front and back are Curious Nature by Parson Gray, with scattered Kona solids
Binding: Kona Charcoal
Quilting: Done by me on a borrowed Bernina, using Aurifil
Completed: September 2012

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  1. Beautiful! I love the colors and the fabric!

  2. Love it! I'm a big fan of the hex/star quilting.

  3. It's great! I'm sure there is something predictable/calculatable (real word?) about geometry that would have predicted the great quilted pattern.

  4. It is beautiful! I like the machine binding too! I usually do machine binding, too. It is so much faster, but it takes some practice to get the binding width size right and the stitching straight. Your binding looks great!

  5. LOVE. When can I expect Lily and Ben's?!? ;) Seriously, you are wicked talented.

  6. That's funny - I had the same thing with my son and his first quilt. It is stunning!

  7. Love your big hexies done in Curious Nature. You should let David Butler, the fabric designer, know about your quilt. Send him the link via his Facebook profile ... He has asked that people please let him know about anything made using his fabric lines.

  8. This looks so great, Amorette! Sorry he prefers the Snuggy for now, but surely he'll appreciate it when he gets a little bigger. And that is how my binding always looks on the back, too. I just try to pick a thread that kinda blends with the back and go with it. So much easier than hand-sewing!

  9. Beautiful, I love the colours you chose, perfect for a boy.

  10. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the colours of this quilt and what a great finish.

  11. Really beautiful - I have some of this fabric to make a quilt for each of my sons too!

  12. A fabulous quilt; love it. I am sure your son will grow to love it more than his Snuggie blanket, especially when he is old enough to realise the love you put into its construction.

  13. Beautiful quilt! Congratulations it's a great job, in my opinion that is the only way to do a binding.