The Hexagon Tile Quilt
April 3, 2011 § 28 Comments
We had a little dry weather today so Gary helped me hang up the Hexagon Tile quilt so we could get a good look. This was a good stash busting quilting. While I did buy some new fabrics, I also used quite a few that had been in my stash for awhile. I loosely followed the Spider Web pattern in Kaffe Fassett’s book Country Garden Quilts. Before quilting and washing it measured approximately 75″ x 80″. I’m sure it lost a couple of inches in width and length afterwards. I just couldn’t bring myself to make it any bigger and think it’s a great snuggle-on-the-sofa size.
Each hexagon is made of six 60-degree triangles. I sewed three triangles together to make half hexagon units, then sewed the units together in vertical rows. By sewing vertical rows I avoided sewing any set-in seams like the directions in the book. I also made it a little bigger than the book in order to leave off the large border. I love it borderless and full of hexagons.
This will be given to a friend who is getting married next weekend. She loves all things Italian, old antiques, retro children’s books and the color green. I was hoping it would look like Italian tiles and on my confident days I’m pretty sure it does. And on my doubting days I get a little worried and hope she will love it anyway.