This quilt is finished, and has the rather dull name of Not Another Hexagon (NAH) quilt. What can I say but, it was a nickname that stuck.
I really like this quilt. It was so simple to create, yet is so visually striking and not really anything like I have done before.
I have made 2 other hexagon quilts AND played around with colour gradients before, so I am really at a loss to explain why this quilt feels to different. Maybe its the muted tones that came in the Kona jelly roll. There are lots of pastel greens and orangey browns.
I talked about the piecing of the quilt top here, and then blogged some more thoughts when I finished the quilt top.
Now onto some of the details. I used a plain grey homespun on the back of the quilt. Boring, but its never going to see the light of day and I didn't want to waste anything more expensive or prettier.
|Bonus pin hole to the left of the knot.|
I decided to tie the quilt using DMC embroidery floss. I really didn't want any quilting to muck up the simplicity and sharp lines of the quilt. Plus knotting a quilt is a very quick process- about 1 hour for this quilt.
I used one Kona jelly roll for the quilt top, and decided to use some strips from a second, identical, roll for the binding. I didn't want to frame the quilt with a dark colour and also didn't want to introduce a patterned fabric (like a stripe) so the second jelly roll seemed kind of obvious in the end. I used 10 strips , but cut them in half (22" long rather than WOF). As a result the binding matched the quilt exactly but didn't allow any one colour to dominate.
I have hung the quilt in a formal lounge room- which is the first room you enter off the foyer. Its hung off-centre on purpose (in case your wondering!) but I am pondering if it should be orientated the other way, landscape style. It would be easy enough to do, but I'd have to sew on another hanging sleeve.
This quilt started out as a little play with fabric and colour, and I have been delighted that it felt good enough to display on the wall as a piece of art.