Back in December I had these grand plans (like usual) to make a quilt for my little sister Cori for Xmas. She had mentioned she’d love a B&W Quilt, and I just happen to have a very large stash of B&W fabric, so I figured “why not?”
Well, life happened… My machine broke right before the holidays, I had the flu and then pneumonia, and then more and more. Seriously, Life.
but beforehand I finished this awesome quilt!!!
It’s kind of a cheater hexagon quilt since it’s actually half hexagons sewn together by machine. Instead of the hand sewing craziness I normally do. I used my AccuQuilt GO! Half Hexagon Die to cut out the pieces fast and accurately. I then arranged all the pieces on the floor until I liked the way they looked and took a photo. I put each row in a pile and chain pieced the entire quilt top using the photo as a reference.
The finished quilt top measures 60″x72″. The back is my all time favorite Widescreen in Gray by Carolyn Friedlander and the binding is the normal width version in black.
I ended up quilting the whole thing using around 15 different colored threads in straight lines of different widths. I just couldn’t decide on a perfect color, so I did a bunch. It turned out great and might be my new favorite way to quilt these quilts!!
Due to the weather, and the fact that I wanted to give the quilt to my sister as soon as I finished, I kind of rushed taking photos of the finished piece. I wish I could have shown the back, or the texture better! Oh well, I’m happy I have some photos to share and I’m super super happy my sister has a quilt to cuddle with!!
I’m also excited its a little brighter and warmer outside, which means more quilt photos for me to post!!!