Friday, August 9, 2019

A Scrappy Hexagon Quilt - Part 2

A Finished Quilt!
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt
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I am so pleased to have finished my Scrappy Hexagon Quilt. One inch hexagons are the best! They are just the right size to comfortably hold together in your hand while stitching, and the scrappy patchwork fabric created by the use of ALL the fabrics is rather delicious. I do so love a scrappy quilt! I estimate to have used 250+ different fabrics and many hexagon pieces have been fussy cut to feature a fabric design element. There's a lot to see! The perfect I-Spy Quilt.

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt

I basted the quilt sandwich late July and immediately got started with the quilting. I have kept the quilting really simple by stitching vertical straight lines across the quilt, spaced 1" apart. Lots of straight line quilting! This works perfectly for this quilt with lots of stitching guide points to avoid having to mark lines on the quilt top. It also is the simplest way to straight-line quilt a hexagon quilt that has been English Paper Pieced without ditch-stitching any of the hand sewn seams; these seam lines may not fare well when the heavier needle of the sewing machine stitches into it (particularly as seam allowances have been pressed open).

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt

For the back of the quilt I have used a single text fabric from the Vintage Made Modern Collection by Amy Barickman for RJR Fabrics. The text design is printed on a soft yellow background. This collection was released in 2015 and the yardage, bought for quilt backing fabric, has patiently been waiting in my stash for the right quilt to come along.

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt

And for the binding I have used a soft pink and white stripe - Essential Stripe in Baby Pink for Moda Fabrics. (I am rather fond of this stripe fabric for binding - it is not the first time I have used it for binding - see this quilt).

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt

QUILT DETAILS
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt
The finished quilt measures 54 inches x 63.5 inches.
1 inch hexagons.
A total of 1332 Hexagons.
Started: June 2019.
Finished: August 2019.
English Paper Pieced.
Machine Quilted - domestic sewing machine.
All quilting cotton fabrics.
Low loft cotton batting.

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt

TOOLS AND NOTIONS
 1 Inch Hexagon Papers
1 Inch Acrylic Hexagon Template with 3/8" seam allowance.
Water Soluble Basting Glue - Sewline.
Straw Needles - Size 11.
The Bottom Line 60wt thread by Superior Threads
(a neutral color thread - I used color #655 throughout).

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt

For more details and step by step instructions
 on how I English Paper Pieced this quilt top
please click on over to the work in progress blog post:

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt

If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing this quilt
 please don't hesitate to contact me: 

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt
Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt

Lots of photos today! As always, thank you for stopping by and scrolling through.
Rita

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2019 | #englishpaperpiecing #hexagonquilt #patchworkquilt

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10 comments:

  1. Your start and finish dates are incredible, Rita! It’s amazing to think you cut, pieced and quilted this beautiful quilt in less than three months. It leaves me fascinated by your work process - how many hours a day you sew, how many stitches per inch etc - but also inspired. x

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  2. Oh Rita... I was just having a look at your blog yesterday. Just to see if I was missing an update.
    You are wonderful, this hexie quilt is just adorable.
    You know I have been thinking about you a lot. I hope all is well at home. I am taking care of my daddy, 95 every day. He is peppy and just wants to go on adventures, shopping, tramping in parks, library, etc
    I love him. I have also made a travel hexie sewing box!!!! I just make hexie flowers. Now I have 4 grand girls and they love flowers and butterflies.
    I hope the weather is okay down there. You are always in my prayers dear friend ❤️🤩

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  3. Such a cheery quilt! I love everything about it.

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  4. Your quilts are always so inspiring!

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  5. Oh wow - it's so pretty. Once again you've chosen the perfect backing fabric and binding also.

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  6. I love all of your quilts! I am most impressed with your simple pattern of all over machine quilting done with a domestic sewing machine! I am inspired to try it out! Beautiful!!

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  7. Did you do just straight line quilting? Or is it like a grid or cross hatch?

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  8. Is that just straight line quilting? No cross hatch or grid?

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  9. I love your straight line quilting! With all the rage today being over the top quilting everywhere, I love for the piecing to shine rather than the quilting. I think in 10 years the over the top quilting will look dated, but the straight line will be timeless.

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  10. Wonderful quilt love all the color.Do you know if the backing fabric is still available?Thanks Karen

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