Apologize if you have seen this quilt in the making once to often but I promise these here are the last photos. Why ? Well because it is now finished.
I started this beauty about 13 month ago at the first Fat Quarterly retreat where Tacha and Brioni taught me EPE with hexagons. The plan in the class was to make a cushion but I when I had finished my first set of hexies I had already changed my plan to make a baby sized quilt because I was so taken by what grew in front of my eyes.
They do say EPE is addictive and I can attest to that. There is something very satisfying about making hexagons.
I quilted it by hand along the edges of each hexagon which was a bit
painful to be honest. The quilt back is a gorgeous print from Windham
Fabrics called 'Presents Books and Letters' that was gifted to me but is
or was available at Tikki. I kept the binding simple and used one of the Muslin Mate prints I had in my stash as I don't want anything to distract from the beauty of the quilt top.
My plan was to only work on this quilt while traveling, hence the final
name for it: On my travels I (you noticed the I, yep there will be more
additions to the series). I stitched on the Eurostar on my way to see my parents in Germany. I stitched even more hours when staying at my parents. Then I stichted on airplanes to far flung countries, on holidays, on other train journeys through the UK and also a little bit at home in my Garden (full disclosure, short journey from indoors to outdoors, might that be a little bit of traveling ?).
So I put the last stitches on the other day and added the binding this week and when I saw the finished piece I was even more in love with it than I was at the beginning. So much so that I already have started work on a large king size version of this but with 5" squares and NOT hexagons. I know Brioni would do that with Hexies in about 6 weeks but alas I can't and won't. I am however convinced that a large quilt in squares will look just as good.
I have cut all the remaining fabric I had from this quilt and the collection of Moda Muslin Made I had (by the way the Fat Quatershop has a bundle of the newer editions available here) and already went to the Cloth House and bought a few pieces of rough linen to add to this. It will be glorious, I am sure of it.
This quilt will be earmarked for a yet to be announced niece of nephew.......(so glad my brother does not read this blog).
Previous posts regarding this quilt can be found:
here, here, and here.