Monday, 27 October 2014

WIP: 99 Hexagons

Basted my 99 hexagon quilt.

Had some trouble finding a suitable backing. Initially I was going to match the yellow, but that turned out too hard...too many shades of yellow and the ones that are in this fabric are quite distinctive.














I found this white one with the black floral...while a bit busy when placed together like below, I thought it suited this little quilt perfectly


As you can see I pinned this very tightly, in fact I put a pin into every single hexagon. As I am not going to use the walking foot to secure any seams, I did not want to risk the layers shifting. I am thinking of simply quilting curved lines that go from point to point in each hexagon, then jazzing it up a notch and quilting a simple flower design in the black hexagons. No ideas re the outside borders as yet...really struggle with that each and every time.

Will I need to mark this?  Not sure yet, I am hoping that I can just eyeball this, but we shall see.

Linking up to Anything Goes Linky Party at Stitch by Stitch.

Until next time, hopefully with a completed quilt.

Karin

4 comments:

  1. Why not a little marking, when you thinks it helps. I love to come back to see your quilting.
    Love from Amsterdam

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  2. I wouldn't mark unless they're more than 4" across, but just "snake" across the hex from corner to corner in a sort of elongated "S". But size would definitely be the deciding factor.

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  3. The fabric you have chosen looks just right. Your quilt is very eye catching
    PS no longer private at my blog. Cheers Pauline

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  4. Love what you have chosen! I know what you mean about borders. I usually go for an all over design. My aunt bought an Amish quilt top and I'm going to quilt it. It has borders. I can't even think of a quilt I have ever made with borders. It has me stumped how to quilt it. Can't even think about it now. Busy making bags for Christmas;)

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