(Is it obvious that I'm excited?) :) I named it--"Totally Hexed."
This is my label. It was a fun project and piecing the hexagons is a great handwork project. Actually, they are addictive! I can see more hexagon projects in my future!
I used stencils, quilting rulers along the way and learned that using a quilting ruler works best when you couple the ruler with a ruler foot. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to ruler work.
Looking back, I'd suggest picking a color palette. I would see the block and pick fabrics from my little pieces stash. Anything was fair game. I'd also suggest having only one background fabric. When it came time to find sashing, I struggled. . .BIG TIME. I thank my friend and new neighbor, Pat Curtis for steering me towards the green and the orange!
I had fun adding some crystals to a few of the blocks for a little bling.
The spiders now have eyes!
As do the snowflake and the heart.
Jean Wells, recommended 1/8" grosgrain ribbon; but, I didn't have that in my stash! Actually, I picked up this seam tape at a "sale" last March for five cents! It was 1/2" wide and I just trimmed in half. I needed two packages. It is a little fiddle to work with; but, it is worth the effort!
Ta dah! This is the finished quilt and the THIRD finish of my list for the second quarter of the Finish Along 2016 challenge. You can read about it here.
I entered the hexagon quilt in the county fair. It won a blue ribbon AND best of show! I even won the Clover Wedge Iron as a prize. How cool is that???