Saturday, August 25, 2007

Quilt Completed.











Yesterday was the last Friday session our P & Q group had before our Exhibition on 7th, 8th and 9th of September. "Show and Tell Session," was great as many ladies had pulled out all the stops and completed quilts and hangings in the nick of time. ( AREN'T DEADLINES WONDERFUL LIKE THAT! ) Among those quilts I am pleased to say was a Blue Hexagon I spy Quilt with a girlie theme! Labelled and all.




It is single bed size, measures 76" by 61" and is made up of 325 individual hexagons; hand sewn and simply machine quilted following the hexagon shape. This makes the back appear like honeycomb.( or chicken netting ) This is done "quilt as you go," before the hexagons are sewn together in strips / rows.The rows are then sewn to each other.When the final strip is sewn on that's it - finished! ( no sandwiching or squaring up or binding ). ( click on photos to enlarge )
So mission accomplished with 12 days to spare! I have a relieved smirk on my face.

16 comments:

Guðrún said...

Great job, the quilt is fabulous.

kirsty said...

Congratulations Ali!! There is nothing quite like the feeling when you sew that last stitch! The quilt looks wonderful :)

sMC said...

well done Ali. Fabulous quilt, and 12 days to spare. Extra points for that :) btw who is it for.

paula, the quilter said...

Great job on the I Spy quilt. I like to do hexagon quilts but have never done an I Spy.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Fabulous finish! Well done!
Love your garden photos, as usual! Tracey

Françoise said...

Wow! It looks great! Well done.

Fiona said...

Just lovely, the blue shows off the colourful prints to perfection.

Molly said...

You have completely earned the right to smirk!

anne bebbington said...

Ali - the blue girly version is just as gorgeous as the black - well done for getting it to completion

Shirley Goodwin said...

Oh well done!

meggie said...

Well Done!! It is fabulous.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, wow! That turned out beautifully. Congratulations, Ali!!!

Helen said...

Well done, what a great achievement!

Tazzie said...

It's just gorgeous Ali, I just love it. What a sense of achievement you must feel!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Hedgehog said...

Congrats on this finish!!

Suzi-k said...

WELL DONE!!!! All the patience was worth the result! And the handbag above is stunning too.