Friday, June 5, 2009

The hexagon header quilt

This is the quilt that has drawn the most interest from my blog and I promised I would try and get the publishers of the magazine to fix the link for the correct templates. The magazine is no longer available, not even as a back order. It's done, so click here to get them and make sure you print them with the no scale option for your printer. It's issue 18 Candied Hexagons and there are two pages to download. The maker of the original quilt, Kerry Dear, used the Marti Michell hexagon templates. I hand pieced mine but you can machine piece if you are ok with set in seams.
Top left
top right
bottom left
bottom right
I love the spotty back with the striped binding.
I cut my inner border 1.5" and the outer one 4.25"
I thought I'd show you a few of my favourite hand quilting books. The Encyclopedia of Designs for Quilting is my absolute favourite. It has so much information on background quilting designs and how to make simple cardboard templates to mark them. I do have a couple of others but these are a few of my favourites that I go to for ideas.

27 comments:

Fiesta said...

Thank you so much Janet. I actually have those templates you mentioned so now I will know what to do with them.

Nedra said...

Thank you for all the work you have done on finding the parts of this quilt for us!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Such an amazing quilt! It always makes me happy to see it on your blog header. Thanks for sharing the information on the templates, and the books on machine quilting.

Julia said...

It's gorgeous Janet..
I love the backing and the binding too.. really suits the quilt..
Julia ♥

Kathie said...

I love looking at this quilt,lots of beautiful blocks, great choice of fabric for the backing!
and the binding is perfect for this quilt.
of course I didn't have all those books, just ordered the John Flynn book from amazon, if you love it then I need to own it!

jean said...

Janet
I can never have too much of your beautiful candied hexagon quilt.
Thanks for showing such detail !!

PatchworkRose said...

I just love your beutiful Candied hexagon quilt. It is so vibrant and fresh. Lots of yummy colours. All those big and small prints work so well together.

broderie said...

i have done my version of candied hexagon also! handpieced and quilted and it was one of the most enjoyable projects i have ever done. i would suggest it to anyone!

Crispy said...

In my wanderings around in blog land I often see a reference to your quilt, it is a stunner IMHO.

I'm going to look for that Encyclopedia book, I love books like that.

Crispy

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the polka dot backing and the striped binding is perfect.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love the back and binding too. What a beautiful quilt!!!

Jackie said...

Thanks so much!! That is such a wonderful quilt and I would love to put it on my list of projects to do. Now off to the link.

Quilt Hollow said...

APPLAUSE!

The Quilted Librarian said...

Janet,
This is just glorious! Your control of all the prints and colors is incredible.

Lurline said...

Whoohoo! I've got the mag - will Post about it tomorrow!
Hugs - lurline♥

Heidi said...

thanks for getting the templates. That is the happiest quilt. I love your blog. Your quilts are exquisite.

Gwendie said...

I followed the link for Encyclopedia of Quilting Designs and it looks like a fantastic book.

I love the fabrics / colors you used in your quilt. It's just beautiful!

Doris said...

Thank you for these great pics, I drew out the pattern/layout last night and counted up what I needed for each type of hexagon. These will help a great deal!

*karendianne. said...

Love the spotty and striped finishing, too but the quilt itself is amazing!!!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Love this quilt!

Lonci said...

Beautiful quilt:)

MJinMichigan said...

Thanks for the info on The Encyclopedia of Designs for Quilting. I haven't seen it but was able to order a copy through Amazon.com. Quilting with Style: Priniciples for Great Pattern Design by Gwen Marston & Joe Cunningham has been my favorite source for info on hand quilting but it looks like the encyclopedia may rival it. I can't wait for it to arrive.

The Rabbit Factory said...

Love your color choices...they compliment each quilt you make!

Rhondi said...

Hi Janet
I adore that quilt. I love the colors you used and the pattern is fabulous!

tubakk said...

A wonderful quilt, love it.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Pinky said...

Love your quilt, it's the perfect colour scheme! I'm working on my own at the moment.. slow but steady!