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Remember that saying about waiting ages for a bus and then several come along at once?  Well, I’ve had that recently with hexagon quilts!  In my quilting career, I think I’ve quilted maybe 3 hexagon quilts for customers.  Now I have 3 in a row!

All 3 are very different, and yet a reminder of traditional quilting like no other;  hand pieced over untold hours with each fabric carefully chosen.

As a machine quilter, it’s quite a challenge to find a way to honour this traditional block but also keep it fresh.

Trudi Venter opted for custom quilting on her king sized quilt.  I did a mixture of continous curves and spirals on the ‘flowers’ and leaves and ribbons in the borders.  It took hours but I loved doing the quilting and thgen end product looks fantastic.

Top made by Trudi Venter

Top made by Trudi Venter

 

Detail of Trudi's quilt while still  on the frame

Detail of Trudi’s quilt while still on the frame

The beautiful end product!

The beautiful end product!

 

Denise Taylor’s quilt was number 2 in the row and a very different style.  It’s hexagonal in shape and she opted for an allover pattern.  I chose a simple flower design that I quilted using my IntelliQuilter system.  It’s very different to Trudi’s quilt, but equally beautiful.  The hexagonal shape posed it’s own challenges in trying to keep the quilt flat and suqare but I was happy with the end result!  What do you think?

Pieced by Denise Taylor

Pieced by Denise Taylor

I’m having a “hexagon holiday” for a few days now before I attempt number 3.  It’s a very special quilt to me because my husband’s Gran started collecting the fabrics many years ago when I first got interested in quilting.  She passed away 5  years ago but her daughter took over the challenge of completing the top.  Now it’s my turn to quilt it…so it’s really a family affair!  I’ll show you pictures when I’m done!

If you have a picture of a hexagon quilt that you’d like to share, please send it to me!

Until the next time!