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.