Monday, June 18, 2012


Finally!  I found time to finish the quilting on my hexagon project that I worked on last summer and fall!  I was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's hexie project, although I made 1 inch hexagons.  I had begun the quilting before the quilt show, and managed to finish the last of it while I was doing laundry yesterday!!!  I still don't have a picture of the full quilt, or the one I finished before - have to commandeer two tall people to hold it for its final photo on a day with little wind!
 All the machine quilting was done with Superior Thread's Glitter - a hologram mylar type of thread.  I used red (#204), green (#131) and a silvery variegated (#112)  for all the quilting.  I had a few problems with the thread, usually operator error (stitching too fast).  Some days the thread and I behaved better than others.  I think that sewing with non-traditional threads is like putting on mascara - its all in the way you hold your mouth!!!!

I hope to get some pictures soon!  Now off to make a shopping list of supplies that are needed for the family reunion on Sunday!  We expect up to 200+ people, so that means lots of plates, cutlery, napkins, cups etc.!

Check out what others are doing at Judy's blog here!


  1. Yea for the finish! That is a great collection of holiday fabrics you have. Can't wait to see a full picture of it.

  2. Can't wait to see this finish!!

  3. Really looking forward to seeing these quilts and how you are quilting them. Considering my first hexie project....considering.


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