Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Big Reveal: Quilt Of Forgotten Fabrics...

THE QUILT OF FORGOTTEN FABRICS IS FINISHED, YAY!
So here's the basic story...
In February I decided to see what the interest in paper-pieced hexagons was all about... I went delving into my Overload, and came across a bag of dubious-looking fabrics, that I do not even remember buying... so with them, I set about teaching myself hexagons & really fell in love with it... Joining in with One Flower Wednesday over at Journey of A Quilter was great fun too.
But then, what to do with all these mish-mash flowers? I thought a sofa throw would be a good idea... this whole thing has just evolved as I went along, and this is the end result...
TA DA!!
 The quilt measures 39 inches by 46 inches. Each flower was machine-appliqued to a 7inch square, then an orphan petal sewn to each corner, once the squares had been sewn together.
 A close-up of the quilting... how much turning and turning did I do?!
 You can see the backing here, this quilt looks great on my sofa, and has been snugged under already.
I hope you can also see the binding, it looks fab... I made a label for it by stitching my name & the year onto a 1½ hexagon & stitching it into the binding on the back... Can I say I am a bit pleased with myself?!
 Never fear, I will continue to make hexagon flowers, I have a few projects on The Grand Plan...
I am so glad I have done this... I've learned some great new things, made new bloggy friends along the way & have learned a lot about progressing a project that takes a long time to make.
I appreciate everyone's encouragement along my journey with this, especially my OFW pals... and YES I think you will be seeing more quilts here at HibiscusHQ!!

32 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love how this has turned out. congratulations on the finish. hugs

Simone Harding said...

What a great looking quilt you ended up with. So pleased for you

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Anthea....Oh My....wow....stunning...well done...

gracie said...

What a grand quilt.

Sharyn T said...

How lovely Anthea. Congratulations. Sharyn:)

Melody said...

It looks brilliant. Well done.

Susan said...

Congratulations, it's turned out so well Anthea. Great to use up those scraps and make something useful AND beautiful. What's next?

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Wow and wow! Your second quilt finish in less than a month. I love all of it... The scrappy binding is perfect and I really like how you used the orphan petals. Can we have a peek at your label?

marina said...

Job Well done!! Am happy dancing for you too.
It looks fantastic.

shez said...

wow Anthea this quilt is unreal,yes you can be very pleased with yourself,well done.xx

Kate said...

It's quite lovely, Anthea, certainly worth all your time and effort.

Susan said...

Its just lovely - so glad you stuck it out - does this mean you have crossed over to the quilting side??

sunny said...

Oh Anthea - it's wonderful! I only hope mine turns out half that nice. Mine is a mishmash of fabrics from the scrap basket, and I'm not sure I like what I'm putting together. Yours gives me hope. So glad to have met you through your participation in OFW.

Maria said...

No wonder you are pleased with yourself.. It's gorgeous Anthea..
Maybe it's time I thought about putting my mish mash of flowers togther too.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Congrats on your finish Anthea, it looks fabulous! I love how your forgotten fabrics have turned into a really beautiful quilt.

Nicky said...

It is fantastic Anthea, looks amazing. I love how you've alternated the flower setting, gives the quilt lots of movement. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

FleurBleue said...

A really pretty quilt, well done, F x

Lin said...

Looks lovely Anthea, well done. And nice to know that you have made something pretty out of 'dubious fabrics'!

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks fantastic Anthea.

katherine said...

Absolutely stunning! You have every right to be pleased with yourself.

Jeanette said...

Fabulous. Congrat's on finishing. I started with Karen when she first started up her Wednesday postings & the quilt still isn't finished. You've done better than me. :) Hugs,

Fiona said...

Oh Anthea.. it is awesome .... love it and I hope you are ultra proud with it.... here's to many more quilts!!!!!! yeay... we have a new addict...
Hugz

Maria said...

Your quilt looks wonderful! Hexies were my first love in patchworking (way back in the 1970s!!!) but some how I've been 'distracted' from them over the years...you've inspired me to start again!

Sisbabestitches said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Love your binding, so worth the effort! Bet the poor quilt got a bit dizzy as you were turning and turning and turning to quilt it :) I am very hexie challenged so it is lovely to see other people's success stories. Oh and thanks for the catch up story for those of us- well me really- who has obviously been spending too much time under my rock to have found you earlier than now er at the finish :)

Sue2sew said...

Well done on your finish. Isn't it great how patchwork can bring a lot of very different fabrics together and look great. Sue

Quilt Kitty said...

You should be pleased with yourself Anthea, the quilt is great! I love your machine quilting too & your thinking of a great way to use up your hexies. Wonderful! xx

KAYLEE said...

It certainly has the WOW factor Anthea, it looks fantastic and yes you should be very pleased with yourself. I still have NOT made a hexie, you will have to give me some lessons :-)

thethimbleroom said...

Wow - absolutely beautiful!!!

lyn briggs said...

Absolutely fantastic! What a wonderful quilt - you should be very proud of it.

Deb R said...

Ohh qhat a beautiful quilt, simply gorgeous, well done x

Jindi's Cottage said...

Congratulations on finishing your garden...it looks Fab.U.Lous!..and the binding was worth the pain, goes beautifully...

Leeanne said...

Lovely hexie quilt! Great way to use em up! Yes you did a lot of turning with your quilting!!!

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