It all started with this photograph which I saw in the Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazine, Vol 18 No 9.
I love hexagons and thought that it would be a nice project to start off after a long while (1995 to be exact) when I last made my daughter's baby quilt.
This is my very first big quilt. It measures 85" x 95".
I started this project in January 2010 and completed it in February 2011.
There are more than 4,000 hexagon pieces in there, all hand-pieced and hand quilted.
I used Marti Michell's 3/4" hexagon template to cut and mark my fabrics. These hexagons were pieced following Marti's dot-to-dot piecing technique.
After completing the centerpiece, I've appliqued it to the borders as I wanted to keep the hexagon shaped edges. I stitched 'in-the-ditch' for the hexagons and used variegated thread for the borders.
I wanted a crinkly, vintage finish thus I did not pre-wash the fabrics prior to cutting.
LOVE the traditional look!
Even though it took me about 13 months to complete this project, I have enjoyed the whole process of it!