Loose Threads: Hexagon Quilt Finish

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hexagon Quilt Finish

I began and finished this hexagon quilt in the last month.  My friend from our EPP Addiction Group, Michele, had a magazine with this quilt design in it.  Since the magazine is no longer available, I took a photo of the quilt to make the wall hanging.  It measures approximately 34" square.  The hexagons are 1 inch.



I have always done needle turn applique' and enjoy it.  But, after chatting with Michele,  I decided to try my hand at machine applique' on this quilt.  She told me to press the hexagons with the papers in, then take the papers out and press again.  Then I glued the hexagons onto my backing with a dab of Elmer's washable Clear School Glue just at a few intersections between hexagons.  I pressed again to help dry the glue, and then I used spray starch and pressed once again.  The book Mastering Machine Applique' by Harriet Hargrave has wonderful directions on how to set up your home machine to machine applique'.  Now I'm looking for other UFOs that I can machine applique'.

Product Details

When a hexagon project becomes too large, it becomes difficult to stitch the blocks together and hold it all comfortably.  The book All Points Patchwork by Diane Gilleland is a great resource for English Paper Piecing.  (Both of these book links are to amazon.com - no affiliation.)



I machine quilted this on my home machine (Bernina) using Leah Day's paisley design.  I'm a bit of a one trick pony, but I really enjoy quilting this design and love how it looks.  


This was my 1" hexagon case a little over a month ago.  There are a few bright hexagons left, but now it's filled with some of my reproduction fabrics for another project.


I hope you are finding some time to stitch today.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  

22 comments:

judith lockhart said...

Your quilt looks great - I love the bright colors and glad the machine appliqué worked well. It can certainly help speed things up a bit and with the right stitch, looks great!!

Chantal said...

What a lovely little quilt LuAnn! It is so bright and cheerful. I love your machine quilting too. The hexagons are the cherry on top!!!! Great job!

Karen said...

I like the prairie point border on your hexagon piece. And the little case with the hexagons is a very good idea for storing the pieces.

Kath said...

I love this- so cheerful! I have only tried machine applique with a small zig zag stitch, but have not tried invisible stitching by machine.
When I was reading here, I noticed another post about a quilt called hearts and flowers. I LOVE it! Maybe you have shown it before I started visiting, but I wonder if it is finished and if so, can I see it finished? I love everything about it, the fabrics, the shapes and the wonderful applique.

Mayleen said...

I wish I had an EPP Addiction group here. Maybe they'd keep me accountable to finish some projects but maybe I'd see all their projects and start more!

Judy D in WA said...

Oh I love this and may have to copy yours. ;) I really want a small hexi wall quilt. I love machine appliqueing my hexi body to the border and glue basting is the only route to go. I'd be a poked, bleeding mess if I used pins. I love the prairie points for the border too and your binding id perfect. Oh how I want to go in and pull fabrics right now. :)

Janet O. said...

A very happy quilt!
I love the paisley pattern, too. It makes a really nice finish.
Doesn't it feel good to cross one off the list--especially when it turns out so well? : )

Kevin the Quilter said...

LuAnn, this is just cheery and beautiful! I didn't realize you have such mad quilting skills? Wonderful finish, and I love that you have your own EPP carrying case!

Manuela said...

Congratulation on this wonderful hexagonquilt.
I like your colors and fabrics.
Greetings, Manuela

sunny said...

What a cute hexie design! I have a stack of pink hexie flowers made up, so maybe I'll try this layout! I'll be off to check out your book links as well.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love that hexie wall quilt! I've got some basted hexies that I'm not going to be able to use on my MWFG, so I'm thinking that maybe I can use them to make a wall quilt like yours. Even though I've been EPPing for a year and a half now, I ordered and received All Points Patchwork last week ... it's too late to undo any EPPing faux pas that I might have made, but from here on out, I'll certainly be able to do a much better job. Since I just love, love, love reproduction fabrics, I can't wait to see what you're going to do next.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Looking good LuAnn. Neat way to get a project finished quickly.

Julierose said...

Your hexie quilt is so lovely! I have never tried machine quilting hexagons--(need to get back to my own hexie project soon). Thanks for the tips...hugs, Julierose

scraphappy said...

Beautiful finish. So glad you could cross this one off the list and move on to what is next. Such a great feeling of accomplishment!

Radka said...

It is very pretty quilt, well done!
xx

Jeanne said...

It looks wonderful, LuAnn! And I love the look of your hexie keeper box. Are you working on blocks for Old Voices, New Impressions?

Chantal said...

It is soooooo cute and cheerful. I just love it. I know I need one like that now lol. Great work LuAnn. Just GOOOOOORRRGEOUS!!! ;^)

Val said...

This little quilt is lovely LuAnn, everything you do is inspirational. I need to sew more and spend less time online.

Karen H said...

What a lovely little quilt. It is so happy and I think the quilting really makes the hexagons shine. I have the Harriet Hargrave Heirloom Machine Quilting and it is my go to reference book. I didn't realize she also has one on Machine Applique. I'll have to add that to my library.

I always enjoy seeing your fussy cut hexagons. They are so pretty. As for sewing hexagon quilts I like to break my quilt into sections (the number of sections depends on the size of the quilt) and then just sew the sections together.

liniecat said...

I adore the edging on your quilt, its beautiful : )

Chookyblue...... said...

love the mini..........

Chookyblue...... said...

love the mini..........

Print This Post

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...