Monday, 18 June 2012

A Finished Top and Back On The Needle!


Six months in the making and the hexagon charm quilt top is finished!

I have hand pieced 1,033 pieces of 1 1/2" hexagons to achieve the required size.







The top measures at 72" x 73"











There are no straight borders for this quilt as my daughter loves the hexagon shaped edging and wanted me to leave it as such.  I'll be adding more hexagons for the backing edges once the quilting is done.





It'll be backed with Topiary from the Parisville line by Tula Pink - it's one of my daughter's favourite prints.



I'll be hand quilting following an outline flower design using pearl cotton thread.

On another note, I have resumed knitting, it was my on-the-go project prior to piecing the hexagons.  I've picked up where I left off on the Mediterranean Lace Shawl - a pattern from 'A Gathering Of Lace' knitting book by Maureen Egan Emlet.  I have a few more rows before I get to the edging then on to blocking!



Hope to have more pictures of it soon!

Have a great week, everyone!

37 comments:

  1. Wow, so many hexagons. Well done, no wonder your daughter loves it. Did you make it with scraps? And is it a real charm quilt, using the same fabric only once? I love the backing fabric you are using as well.

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  2. Wow! Seriously - wow! Love it.

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  3. What a beauty! I can't get over how many hexagons you made! It's just awesome. You lace shawl looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see it all done!

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  4. Oh my FarahLin, how gorgeous, all those little hexagons you did a great job and I'm sure that your daughter will love it.
    Your shawl looks amazing, can't wait to see it finished.

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  5. Wow, oh FarahLin, so beautiful work. I love it. And you make your daughter happy.
    Wunderschön und so eine tolle Arbeit.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  6. Gorgeous. And, a fantastic choice for the backing!

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  7. Wow that's fabulous! That's the sort of quilt that just lends itself to cuddling up in. I hope I have the nerve to tackle a project like that some day!

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  8. What patience you have that must have felt like a marathon
    Good work lovely quilt your daughter will love it"

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    1. Thanks! She loves it and can't wait to have it on her bed! =)

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  9. This is lovely...it will be a beautiful quilt for sure!!

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  10. This is just breath taking! What an exquisite quilt. And your knitting has my attention too - very very pretty.

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  11. Very pretty hexagon quilt..wonderful hand work!!! I hope I have patience like you so I will finish my leftover projects. You have amazing hands. :)

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  12. Wow your quilt is amazing! I love hexagons.

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  13. Seriously just like everyone else said, WOW! I'm speechless this is incredible!

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  14. Your hexies are wonderful! Your daughter will have a treasure!

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  15. Wow! That's a fantastic quilt! Congratulations on all those little hexxies! Can hardly wait to see the quilt when it's done!

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    1. Thanks - can't wait to finish it! =)

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  16. I am totally amazed at all the hexagons you have hand pieced - what a work of art. Congratulations! blessings, marlene

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  17. It looks fabulous! Congrats!

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  18. Your Hexagon Quilt looks great.

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  19. This is beautiful! So much hard work and love went into that quilt, I'm sure your daughter will cherish it for years to come.

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  20. Wow! I've only made one hexie flower, EVER! I'm intimidated by the thought of just repairing a few hexie flowers in a quilt top that was given to me. Wow! Wonderful!

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  21. Your hexagon quilt is an amazing accomplishment! Beautiful!

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  22. I can only imagine the hours and hours that went into making this quilt top. It's beautiful. And I'm sure that you're daughter is going to treasure it.

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  23. Wow! This is an amazing quilt! So beautiful!

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  24. Congrats I am honoring you with the Liebster Blog Award! If you don't know what it is check it out here

    http://happymommaquilts.blogspot.com/2012/06/liebster-award.html

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  25. Wow! I am amazed. You are amazing! I’d love for you to share this on Tuesday’s Tidbits at Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-6.html

    Thanks!
    Sarah
    {http://www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  26. This is just fabulous, I admire your patience and hardwork. It will be stunning finished, something very special :)

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  27. OMG you have so much patience! I would have gone made by now! BUT it is sooo worth the effort it is amazing!

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  28. I fall in love with your hexagon quilt!

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  29. Hello Farah Lin,

    the Hexagonquilt is very beautiful.

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  30. This is a really fabulous quilt! You must have infinite patience :)

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