Monday, February 14, 2011
Hexagon Doll Quilt
Here's Jenna's little doll quilt! I had so much fun with this quilt and it was the beginning of my love for hexagons.
It all started in Knoxville last summer when I watched a gentleman making hexagons in the Paper Pieces booth at the the AQS Quilt Show. I picked up an Urban Chicks 1974 charm pack at a scrapbook store and used it to practice making hexie's with my mom and sister. I decided to make a little sampler of flowers and strips just to see if I liked working with hexagons before I embarked on a larger project. It was a great portable project and Jenna even helped pull the needle through a few stitches.
I handed it off to my friend Sheryl to quilt and knew she would do an amazing job because she is a very talented quilter. I almost cried when I saw Jenna's name quilted into the top. It's just beautiful and I know Jenna will treasure it.
This is my favorite hexie. I have to laugh when I think of the woman at a retreat that looked at the flowers I was making for this quilt and asked if I REALLY liked all those colors. Honestly, some of them aren't my absolute favorite but I think it gives the quilt some interest to have a nice variety. And REALLY what kind of question is that? Would I have used them if I didn't like them! I guess that was her way of saying she didn't like them :)
I just love the design that appears on the back.
I have another hexagon project in the works. I imagine it will come along slowly until I get some other things finished or have another long car ride.
Here's a hoop and a Halloween kitchen towel made with hexagons. I'm sure more hexagons will pop up again from time to time since I enjoy it so much
Happy Valentine's Day!