Monday, July 18, 2011

Batik Hexagons

Carol in Panama made this DDG batik quilt.
You can read all about it on her own blog (follow the link that is embedded in her name) and see close-ups of the quilting, and of the design-choices she has made.

Carol writes :
I began this project because I wanted a small portable block that I could stitch by hand on airplanes, in waiting rooms and while watching TV. After laboriously stitching forty two English Paper Pieced hexagons I finally admitted to myself that I hated EPP. Then I discovered Inklingo. No paper templates, no basting, a running stitch instead of a whip stitch, far more accurate than EPP and the stitches never show on the front. The pressing is a dream and the quilt lies perfectly flat.

I couldn't use Linda's English Paper Piecing Rescue instructions because I used a glue stick instead of basting the papers onto the fabric. I put the forty two EPP hexagons away and started over with Inklingo. I has been quite a journey, but I am glad I didn't give up!


Ela said...

Hexa love! I love this quilt! Congratulations, it's great,Carol!

Elly D said...

Fabulous hexagon quilt Carol :) Congratulations on your finish.

Cyn ;-) said...

Gorgeous hexie quilt. Love your setting!

butrfly2200 said...

I really like this one. It got me started on hexagons, now I have to decide on a colour for the background hexies. I made about 10 hexies while driving in the car and visiting while on holidays. Haven't had time to sit and do more since I've been home as my Mom is visiting and we are organizing my house. I really need the motivator. Hope to get back to some hexies again soon.