Anyway, like Josué’s quilt, this quilt for Emily is technically a triangle pattern. This time, however, I got a bit creative with the fabric selection/layout and was able to arrange these lovely hexagons from the triangles.
The back of Emily’s quilt also features chevron-patterned fabric and a row with her name embroidered on it.
I really love how the bright pink pared with the pear green. It makes for a very happy and girly quilt without being overly “Barbies and Bubble-gum and Sparkles.”
I was also very pleased that the orange weave-print fabric tied in so nicely. If you remember, this fabric is in the quilt I made for myself and Josué’s quilt. I wanted at least one fabric to be repeated in all three as a reinforcement to the idea that each of us is woven into the story of the other.
For the quilting, I stitched around each hexagon about a quarter inch on either side of the seam. I was afraid following the diagonals of the triangles, as I had in the past, would be too much of a distraction from the hexagon pattern I had established. Plus side to hexagon quilting: It was much faster and used way less thread.
I unintentionally used a smaller bias tape to bind this quilt. I meant to use the 1″ double folded bias tape, but apparently when I bought it, I picked up the single fold – which finishes at 1/2 inch. Pair that with the fact that I was ready to bind at 10pm on Sunday night and you’ll see why I just went with it. Overall, I think it worked for the better since the pink is just enough to tie into the quilt colors without overwhelming them.
Since this quilt is also headed to Ecuador, I used a very, very thin and light batting. Truly the batting is just there to give the quilt some fluff and keep if from being a fancy sheet.
Anyway, I am so so so excited to give this quilt to Emily, I know she will be so happy with it
And now, that’s 5 down and 21 to go. Happy Quilting!
Emily absolutely LOVED her quilt, her smile was a mile wide when she found her name embroidered on it. I’m so glad I decided to make this and take it to her.
3 thoughts on “Quilt #5: Hexagons for Emily”
These quilts are looking great! Once I know if we will be sponsoring a girl or a boy (still waiting to find our what centers we will be visiting), I may just have to make a quilt for our Mexico trip. 🙂
“Barbies and Bubble-gum and Sparkles”! This cracked me up. Your quilts are looking awesome! Good job.