Friday, April 20, 2012

Annette's Hexagon Quilt #1

Just finished!







Isn't it neat seeing the one not quilted, next to the one quilted.  Such a big change!  

Annette did an amazing job hand piecing the entire quilt.  I almost felt a little guilty stitching a million machine stitches into the quilt.  Annette had told me that she's hand quilted all of her quilts, but her eye sight would not allow her to anymore and that is why she had me machine quilt it.  I'm sure it was hard for her to make that choice, but now it is all finished and will be loved for many years to come!

I wanted to share something about the green fabric.  It looked like a green muslin fabric.  Is that what they use to use, was muslin and then dyed it?  

I used double batting.  Hobbs on top and warm and white on bottom.  I was going to just do Hobbs....but the green and natural muslin was pretty thin and you could almost see through it...so the double batting really made the colors of the fabrics stand out and look more solid.

I did very little marking.  Mainly just used the guides on my rulers for all the straight lines and a curved ruler for the wavy vine.

Like I said before I will be quilting up the second one differently, but need to take a breather and will probably start it the week after next.  

It was a joy quilting this up for Annette and I hope she is happy with it!  It's not hand quilted but at least it is quilted and I hope I gave it that traditional feel and look it deserves!

~Jenny~

38 comments:

Marta said...

Your quilting is nothing short of breathtaking and completely transforms the top into a 3D work of art. So much movement in the design! The finished one quilt next to the other top only highlights the texture quilting adds to an already beautiful top. Thank you for sharing!!

iluvmybugs said...

Jenny it came out so beautiful...she is going to love it!!!! Look forward to seeing how you quilt the second one!
~Terry~

Danielle Hudson said...

Wow, that is thie most elegant hexagon quilt I think i have ever seen!

syglad said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful .. Your quilting takes my breath away .. It's just so amazing ..
You are a role model for little me :-)

Kristie said...

Fantastic!! I am getting giddy :)

Leah said...

It looks awesome. So beautiful. I am going to remember this for some of my own quilting. Thanks for sharing with us. And putting the quilts side by side really shows how much of a difference the quilting makes. Can't wait to see what you do for the next one.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Sooo gorgeous!!!!

Aunt Marti said...

Jenny, your quilting is absolutely stunning. Truly heirloom quality, it makes the quilt a genuine work of art.

Lynn said...

The quilting takes this beautifully pieced quilt to the next level. Stunning!

What Comes Next? said...

such a beautiful job quilting it. I am always so inspired by your work, thank you!

Bonnie said...

You're quilting is so beautiful, and no stitch regulator? WOW, you are amazing! I've been wanting to try the Hobbs 80/20 on top of my W&N for a while now and you have inspired me to give it a go.

Karen Walker said...

very beautiful...looking forward to seeing the next hexie stitched up. I like that you used two batts, giving the quilt more stability. The quilt is just perfect!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is stunningly beautiful!

Cathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! The quilting is so amazing and really enhances the blocks. I love the outer order designs too. I am sure the owner will be very very very happy with the finished results. I too like the comparison of the finished/unfinished quilts and can't wait to see what your talents will do next. Yes, you deserve a rest : )

Teresa Silva said...

Again I must say how beautiful this is. I don't think she will mind it being machine quilted. This will be an heirloom for sure.

Longvacation said...

So very beautiful.

JoyceT said...

Annette had a quilt top;now she has a treasure. Thank you so much for sharing this quilting journey.

JoyceT said...

Is that Hobbs Poly Down on the top layer or Hobbs 80/20 or what? I have never used two bats, but I would like to try. So many really good long arm quilters use two bats.

Sharon T said...

Your quilting is drop-dead gorgeous!

Crickets Corner said...

This is one of the most exquisite hexagon quilts I have ever seen and most of that is due to your quilting. Well done! Do you have any idea what fabric she used for the aqua? It reminds me of sea glass and I would love to know what it is. Thanks So Much!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Wow! That is so gorgeous! Beautiful Quilt. Beautiful Quilting!

angela said...

Your quilting is just stunning. I love it. I also love the aqua color.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Estive fora alguns dias e....Encontro uma das mais lindas e valiosas obra de arte do mundo.Sou viciada em hexágono e já fiz o que há de modelos e tamanhos que existem.Esta combinação ficou mais que perfeita.Um grande beijo.

Merilyn said...

I just had to stop and leave a comment, I've been watching the progress on this project for the last few posts and am just speechless with the magnificant result you have achieved with this simple and graceful quilt top.
I'm sure the second one will be just as spectacular and will have it's own personality! You have a wonderful talent for this type of work, I have no doubt your older customer will be blown away when she sees what you have created! Bravo to you!!! I almost wish you were closer, as I have a small quilt top with vintage hexie blocks which I have appliqued onto a white background, it has been on the design wall for quite a while now just waiting patiently! Your work is an inspiration!!!

ratty said...

so, so lovely..., sigh :)

Zany Quilter said...

The quilting makes the quilt...good job!

Esther said...

Jenny it is stunning! I love it.

Sew Lovins said...

WOW! That is so phenomanely gorgeous. Kudos

**nicke... said...

i wish my name was annette!

Shannon said...

Annette is going to be overjoyed when she sees this! BEAUTIFUL!! Your quilting is the reason I need to get myself some long arms!!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your quilting on this top is truly amazing! You took a lovely quilt and turned it into something extraordinary!

Ethne said...

Beautiful, I look forward to seeing the 'alternative' quilting on the second one

Josie McRazie said...

love how the 'old' and new meet here! Beautifully done adn I can't wait to see what you do with the next! Come on, is break over?? LOL

Sharon Beach Watson said...

I found your quilt on Pinterest. Your quilting is just fabulous. Wonderful job. I can only hope to do work such as yours. Thanks for sharing on your blog.

Sharon
http://beachgirl-sewingfromtheheart.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

Dang! That is so beautiful! Great job! Love the border...different, yet soft and inviting!

Mama Pea said...

Gasp! Oh. My. Goodness! This is absolutely stunning. She will LOVE it! When (not if) I finish my Urban Nine Patch, I am wondering if you would quilt it for me. It would seem fitting. I'll have to talk with you.

Janet CD said...

I love the "Annette's Hexagon Quilt #1". I would love to have one in the same green and white but with a machine stitching design of shell shapes in the middle of each block, instead of the hexagonal design. Do you sew quilts for others? If so, how do I contact you?

Janet

Judy Woodward said...

Jenny this is beautiful, but I am still new to this, is this a longarm machine or sewing machine?