Sunday, 12 February 2012

**Amendment**:

Thank you SOOO much for all the interest in this quilt and requests for the pattern. I've tried to get it to all that requested but some don't have links to your email, so here is where you can purchase the pattern.

I would love to see your finished quilts so please do send me a pic or join my Flicker group Blueberry Park makes...and post it for all to see!

I've had a lovely weekend finishing my Hexie Quilt and thanks to all the Twitter advice of how to bind it...no binding, machine binding, or as most of the advice suggested, machine on front and hand stitching the back. I'm normally far too impatient for hand-stitiching, but am so pleased I did as, not only did this provide perfect Hustle viewing activity, but also really does finish a quilt off nicely.

For the backing I used Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi Flannel, which is oh so, stunningly snuggly soft. It was test-run by Ruby who demanded PJs made out of it. I can't blame her much as they are just the softest. I hope you have some left Kate, as I think I need a pair too.

I have to say there a things about this quilt that I absolutely love. I love the mustard Lotta Echo fabric that I used to bind the quilt. I'm really glad I went for such a contrast and didn't play safe. I love the size of the hexies. I would definitely do that again. I love each and every one of the fabrics I chose, but something doesn't quite sing to me with it. Maybe it's one thing loving each fabric individually, but whether they gel sufficiently is another thing.

Meanwhile a little someone has decided that doesn't matter too much and is quite happy with it just as it is.

21 comments:

Swirlyarts said...

Pretty :) I'm thinking of doing a hexie quilt with Liberty fabrics but I need to practise my fairly rusty quilting skills first!

One Flew Over said...

So gorgeous!!

Nicky said...

Why don't you like it Karen? I adore the mustard binding it really sets off the blues!

However the child test is the one that matters!

Lorraine said...

I love your hexie quilt !

Chloe said...

Beautiful quilt :)

Joanna said...

Beautiful quilt! LOVE the Lotta fabrics.

Whitney-Anne Baker said...

I think it's a question of living with it for a while especially if you've done soemthing abit different like alter the scale of the hexies. I'm sure it will grow on you. I've often wondered about bigger hexies - I do pincushions for the charity shop from 1" hexies which are cute but also fiddly. might have to scale up a bit too!!

jayj said...

I love the quilt would you ever sell one just like that. We are having a baby boy and it is exactly what I have been looking for!!! If yes, email me jayjmarie@gmail.com

Helen said...

Love your quilt! In fact, my daughter saw it on Flickr and sent me the link. (I'm pretty sure she's hinting for one like it.)

Did you use a pattern, and if so, could you tell me what it is so that I could make one for her?

Really appreciate your willingness to share your beautiful creation.

I'm pretty sure that my email will come up when you click on my name.

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

This is the loveliest quilt. Thank you for sharing.

April said...

I love this also! I'd love to re-create something like this. Did you use a pattern? What size hexies did you use? It really is beautiful.

Blueberry Park said...

Thank you all for your fab comments...I really do appreciate it and yes, there will be a pattern coming out so you can make one too...if I don't have your email already - April I don't think I have yours - let me know it and I can let you know when it's available x

jor johnson said...

Hi, saw this quilt on pinterest. my email is jorjohnson43@gmail.com can you please add me to the pattern list. Thanks!

Kat Clark said...

I'm so interested in a pattern! I love the hexies and I think your fabric choices really do sing. Cross my heart on that. :) katillac765@gmail.com

rhuntington1670 said...

Please add me to the list for the pattern!
rhuntington1670@gmail.com

LOVE IT!

The Scooby Family said...

I would love a pattern too. I need to make my son a new blanket anyhow! That blanket I love! Very cute colors Email is scooby3170@msn.com

Anonymous said...

would so love to get your pattern also...can you show a link to it?

{lizzythebotanist} said...

I'd also love the pattern-my MIL is making a quilt for my baby girl due in July and I'm in love with this! Lizzythebotanist @ hotmail

Blueberry Park said...

Thank you everyone and those that already have the pattern, can't wait to see you finished quilts! For those that don't, here's the link... http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueberryPark?section_id=7647999

rosa said...

Muy bonito, me encantan los colores!!

rosa said...

Muy bonito. Me encantan los colores.