Remember last year July when the first FQ retreat took place in South Kensington. And remember that I started guided by the great Tacha and Brioni my neutral Hexagon quilt ?
Well I have worked on and off on the piece over the past 9 months and made a massive push towards the finishing line when I spend a long weekend at my parents a few weeks back. I always take something to stitch with me and it usually is either knitting or hand stitching in the absence of my trusted Janome.
And now the top is finished and I am soooooooo very pleased with how it turned out
I love every single hexi in this baby quilt because it includes so many great fabrics. There is tons of Muslin Made from Moda that were left over from one of my first quilts I made.
Then there is rough french linen bought at the Cloth House right next to actual old linen from my grandmother. We are talking at least 50 years old.
There are modern text fabrics in there, there is Japanese linen in there, there is delicate Oakshott and so much more.
And this is the back side just in case anybody wants to know how it looks from the back.
Now the big question is how to quilt this beauty ? I have been pondering this question for a while now and can't make a decision. I love the quilt as it is and therefore in-the-ditch quilting would be great but I don't think that is an option as I realized that hand stitching isn't quite as stable and durable as machine stitches so I think it needs to get some extra stability through the quilting process.
Should I hand quilt or machine quilt ? Should I sent it to a longarmer for something special ? Should I just stitch along the seems to underline the hexi shapes are totally ignore it ?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.