Monday, September 3, 2012

Granddaughter Star and Hexagon Portrait

The Granddaughter Star is finished and took its place on the ladder as all new quilts do.
I added a small appliqued hexagon in the center...it needed something there.
I'm not really satisfied with the quilting, but it's done and sometimes that's satisfaction enough.  Thanks Kate, for talking me out of ripping out the quilting!
I did another design for the back, Hexagon Portrait.  It's for those who like the look of machine pieced hexies, but don't want to sew 200 together to make a quilt. (only 12 hexies on this side)
I like the back more than the front.  Simple, yet still interesting.

31 comments:

Douglas said...

I LOVE it Jacquie!!!

Jacque. said...

I love it...the front and the back both. The quilting adds to the interest...glad you did not rip it out!

Jenny said...

I love both sides. A lot! If I had to pick a favorite element? That sneaky, sneaky gray hexagon on the back.

jacquie said...

you noticed, jenny....that's absolutely my favorite part too...so cool, huh!

SusieDW said...

I think you mentioned you'd be using this piece for a class? Perfect! Glad you decided against ripping the quilting. Heck, I'd rather start over with an entirely new quilt than rip. And I like the quilting :) On to Windmills?

Cheryl Arkison said...

ooh!

Diane Keagy said...

Just beautiful! I love the quilting too!

Little Island Quilting said...

Sometimes we are our own worst critics. I love the front, the back AND the quilting to boot!

Esch House Quilts said...

Another fantastic quilt! I love the fabrics you used - every time I see that leaf print, I smile.

Love the back too where the grey half hexy reaches out to connect with the red ones :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful Jacquie - and the quilting = perfection!

Lisa said...

It "POPS" beautifully!

heart of charnwood said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, i love the colour choices, they do really pop, and the quilting is terrific. Great job!

Debbie said...

Love the back almost as much as the front.

~Kelie~ said...

WOW! That is gorgeous!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I love it, and think the quilting is fantastic. Makes it look like it is moving. Great job!

Dan R said...

Love the composition on the back

Paula said...

It is bright and pretty and I love the circle quilting! The back is fabulous. I am going to try these machine pieced hexies soon....no patience for the hand pieced......

Betty said...

I just love this quilt - everything about it! You continue to inspire - color choices, concentric circles, a divine back-- many thanks!

QuiltyGirl said...

I really like the quilting that you chose! And the back is fun in a minimal sort of way!

Eileen said...

Oh goodness that is a super cool quilt front and back!!!

giddy99 said...

I love both sides, AND the circular quilting! Like ripples in a pond. Awesome.

MariQuilts said...

So fabulous...I love everything this quilt.

Donna~~ said...

Gotta tell you I love the fabrics you've used--as a matter of fact, I've purchased most of them too, and planned to make a hexagon quilt with them also! (I am slow!) Fun to see how lovely they look stitched up! (And I like both sides--how great it is wonderfully reversable!) Thanks for providing a wonderful preview for me! :)

Britt-Inger said...

I love your quilt and the colors you have chosen.
And I think the quilting is very nice and the back is very interesting. Thanks for sharing

lindsey said...

Beautiful...front and back!

Melissa said...

Beautiful- both sides:) Love the fabrics and the grey hexie on the back especially:)

Lynn Douglass said...

I love it! A big machine pieced hexie quilt is on my "must do" list! Thanks for the inspiration!

KaHolly said...

What fun I've had taking a scroll through your site during the quiet of the morning while I enjoyed my cuppa. I loved all of your tutorials and checking out Marmalade Fabrics and HER blog. A more traditional quilter, it was an enlightening journey. I could stay for hours, but my sewing machine is calling me!! I'll just have to pop back in! Thanks!

Kristy said...

Jacquie, I love it...just wonderful! Just another reason why I'm excited to be taking your Hexi-Sewing class at QuiltCon.

I know a few others have said it too; but that little grey hexi on the back just kills me :-)

sewkatiedid said...

oh LOVE the back too. Can't wait to do this class. Going to Kathy's today, wanna come?

Elizabeth's quarters said...

Fantastic quilt! I love the colours, the quilting and, how, even though it's so simple, it has such great movement!