Wednesday, December 19, 2012

rainbow hexagon quilt top : pieced

I finished piecing the hexagon quilt top almost 2 weeks ago.  (I think anyway.  I know it has been long enough ago that I have already lost track of the time.)  It went really smoothly since all I had to do was sew the half hexagons into long (vertical) rows and then join the rows.

I pressed my seams to the side throughout.  That worked pretty good to get the hexagons to "nest" nicely, and my points line up amazingly well on the hexagons.  I also pressed the long seams of the rows just to one side because it was easier and faster.  I definitely prefer the look and "feel" of seams pressed open, however.  This quilt top did not lay as flat as my others that had the seams pressed open.  Hopefully once this quilt is finished, the difference will not be as noticeable.

I pieced the back out of 5 fabrics from the "Cuzco" line by Kate Spain for Moda.  I love this fabric line!  It is full of vibrant colors & very interesting designs.  I am so fortunate that my LQS carries such great fabrics!

The quilt back has been pieced and everything has been dropped off at my LQS (Quilt-N-Kaboodle) for long-arm quilting.  This quilt is going to be on display at the quilt shop!  I think I might pee my pants a little when I see it hanging up there!  More pictures to come when the quilt is fully finished & ready for display.



  1. This is lovely! I love your color choices and placement.

    I love cuzco too, so so pretty!

    1. Thanks Barbie! The layout was definitely a challenge, but I think it turned out well. :)

  2. I agree with Barbie! What a pretty quilt top!

  3. Love it :D Way to go, getting the top finished! Y'know - there's real pros and cons to pressing seams open. We all love how they lie so flat. But when I got some old quilts by my grandmother appraised (some were a good 70 years old), those with open-pressed seams had a lot more bearding, which affects their value. Also, I was really disappointed with stitching in the ditch on one I'd pressed open. I think there's a lot to consider - who thought it'd be such a chore figuring out how to press our seams!! lol

  4. What a stunner of a quilt! Love the hexagons, love the colour, can't wait to see the pics of this hanging in the shop!!!

  5. What size hexagon template did you use? 5 inch?