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Hexagon quilts

I recently hosted a workshop for some quilting friends, teaching the methods of how to make this hexagon quilt based upon the equilateral triangle.

My sample quilt is made from a very bright Moda jelly roll called Simply colour, by V&Co and some neutral marble moda in the setting triangles and sashings.

I custom quilted this a while back now in a weekend soon after buying Lucey, so I was using my quilt as a test piece to really fine tune the level of my table.  I freehand quilted simple swirls in the centres, and some simple freehand back and forths in the middle section of each hexagon.  The most time consuming part was the ruler work creating the circular movement around the hexagons, and of course the pebbling which is always a time consuming yet worth it task...  Although an allover quilting design would have looked very nice too, I just felt like custom would look good with the hexagons..  I love the back too, which gives a tiled circular movement.

I seem to be making hexagon themed quilts at the moment...  I recently finished piecing a Christmas themed one, with hexagons and triangles...  lets see if I get it quilted before Christmas though, as my last years Christmas quilt is still hanging on my rail of quilts to be quilted....  not complaining, just had a very busy year with customers quilts.  Maybe I will quilt some of mine over the xmas holidays...  I think I now have about 10 of my own to be quilted.  Not to mention the unfinished piecing projects..

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