Quilt #5: Hexagons for Emily

If you follow me on instagram or twitter you’ve probably noticed the flood of quilt pictures from this weekend. One of my June goals was to finish quilt #s 3, 4, and 5. That would not only put me back on track for finishing 26 quilts in a year, but would also put me on track for my preparation for Ecuador – since quilts 4 & 5 are specifically for my sponsored children. I’m super excited to say that not only did I finish this quilt on time, but June was the first month where I finished ALL of the goals I had set for myself. Woot Woot!

Anyway, like Josué’s quilt, this quilt for Emily is technically a triangle pattern. This time, however, I got a bit creative with the fabric selection/layout and was able to arrange these lovely hexagons from the triangles.

The back of Emily’s quilt also features chevron-patterned fabric and a row with her name embroidered on it.

I really love how the bright pink pared with the pear green. It makes for a very happy and girly quilt without being overly “Barbies and Bubble-gum and Sparkles.”

I was also very pleased that the orange weave-print fabric tied in so nicely. If you remember, this fabric is in the quilt I made for myself and Josué’s quilt. I wanted at least one fabric to be repeated in all three as a reinforcement to the idea that each of us is woven into the story of the other.

For the quilting, I stitched around each hexagon about a quarter inch on either side of the seam. I was afraid following the diagonals of the triangles, as I had in the past, would be too much of a distraction from the hexagon pattern I had established. Plus side to hexagon quilting: It was much faster and used way less thread.

I unintentionally used a smaller bias tape to bind this quilt. I meant to use the 1″ double folded bias tape, but apparently when I bought it, I picked up the single fold – which finishes at 1/2 inch. Pair that with the fact that I was ready to bind at 10pm on Sunday night and you’ll see why I just went with it. Overall, I think it worked for the better since the pink is just enough to tie into the quilt colors without overwhelming them.

Since this quilt is also headed to Ecuador, I used a very, very thin and light batting. Truly the batting is just there to give the quilt some fluff and keep if from being a fancy sheet.

Anyway, I am so so so excited to give this quilt to Emily, I know she will be so happy with it :)


And now, that’s 5 down and 21 to go. Happy Quilting!

 

——————–UPDATE——————

Emily absolutely LOVED her quilt, her smile was a mile wide when she found her name embroidered on it. I’m so glad I decided to make this and take it to her.

QuiltEcuador

 

3 thoughts on “Quilt #5: Hexagons for Emily

  1. Yvonne says:

    These quilts are looking great! Once I know if we will be sponsoring a girl or a boy (still waiting to find our what centers we will be visiting), I may just have to make a quilt for our Mexico trip. 🙂

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