Monday, April 29, 2013

Notting Hill Hexagons--Finished!

Well, I think I officially have Notting Hill out of my system. I have a bundle of the last colorway that I'll tuck away for a while. After my first and second messenger bags, my jumbo star quilt and now this one, I think I'm done.

This is a lot of pink-- much more than I'm used to. I'm really glad I decided to throw in the random white hexagons to calm it down a bit. This is a large twin at about 70" x 93". I might put it on one of my girl's beds. Although, we just moved them into the same room. With this on one bed, I would feel the need to make a second coordinating quilt for the other sister because they both love this one. I'm not sure I have another pink quilt in me for a while.

I used the larger hexagon die for the Go cutter, which I borrowed from sweet Amy over at Diary of a Quilter. Since I only have the Go Baby, I can't get this large die for my cutter. I'm quite tempted to buy the Hex N More ruler for the next hexagon quilt I make (because I'm sure there will be more). I've heard good things about that ruler.


I chose to slice off the points of the hexagons along the sides. I've bound them on a previous quilt and decided that although it adds a fun aspect to the design, binding all those points was highly overrated.

The back is pieced from some of the leftovers and a large piece of the poppy print which is one of my favorites.

I really don't think I'll ever get tired of hexagons. I especially loved this larger size. This quilt came together quite easily and relatively quickly.

I quilted this with my standard all-over loopy pattern.

29 comments:

  1. Love how this turned out, Kati! One day, I'll be brave enough to try machine piecing hexagons!

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  2. So pretty I can see why your girls will be fighting over it.

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  3. Beautiful quilt. I love hexies too. Isn't it great to have such a beautiful finish?

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  4. This is beautiful, Kati! I love the back as well. I'd also like to try hexagons one of these days.

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  5. I think I will make one in grey and maybe red for a nephew. Thanks for the ruler idea!

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  6. This is beautiful Kati! No wonder your girls both love it! I would want it on my twin bed too if I was them.

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  7. So beautiful Kati. I really like the back too. Gorgeous quilt!

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  8. It's really pretty Katy although I can tell you are a bit pinked out! I was surprised to see this pop up in my reader but it's fun to try out different colours and this is lovely!

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  9. I love it! I do think adding the white was a good thing and I can see how you might be pinked out right now but it is a great quilt.

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  10. So lovely and the white hexies in there are a great touch!

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  11. It looks great, although I like the white relief in it

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  12. what size are these hexagons? they're stunning!

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  13. I really love this. What about, for a coordinating quilt, going with predominantly orange with a bit of the pink, in the same way that this one is the reverse? Might be tough to find so many qualifying fabrics, though, I suppose.

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  14. Super! Girly 2 could always have purple or red, if the pink is too traumatic ;) xxx

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  15. Aargh! It's so beautiful! Now I want to make big hexagons too!!

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  16. Very pretty! I fell in love with that color way of Notting Hill :)

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  17. Lovely quilt - the hexagons are a perfect way to show off these beautiful fabrics!

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  18. Love how your large hexies look! another quilt idea to add to my list. :)

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  19. I love the look of the white hexies in it. You did a great job!

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  20. Oh crap, now I need that die for sure. Love this quilt, can't go wrong with pink!

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  22. It's a wonderful, and oh so pretty quilt. I deleted the above comment because I asked how to piece them then I saw your explanation on your sidebar. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful quilting and sewing skills!

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  23. This is one of the prettiest quilts I've seen in a while. Should be on a magazine cover for inspiring quilters!
    Great job.

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  24. Love this, Kati! Those white hexies are really the perfect touch.

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  25. That is gorgeous! I concur with your decision to lop off the hexie sides. And I'd never put that much pink in a quilt but it just WORKS! It looks great. I love the back, too. What a nice finish! :)

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  26. I'm cutting out some hexies with the same cutter and I'm so excited to see how cute yours turned out! Great job!

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  27. Great quilt! And I can attest to the Hex n More ruler - it's pretty great!

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