its done. its done. its FINALLY done.
what you ask?
my Jaybird hexagon Tula Pink Neptune quilt.
i am so happy to have this done finally. i started this quilt back in 2010 following a quilt along over at jaybirdquilts.com. Julie took us step by step through the process of making hexagon blocks without using 'Y' seams.
i had a Neptune layer cake just waiting for the perfect project and this was it. i set the hexi blocks in navy which i love. i think it makes the fabrics pop. in my layout i knew i wanted to bring the fabric out to the edges of the quilt. i also had a honey bun of Neptune so i sewed some strips together and did a postage stamp type of boarder to achieve that look.
i quilted this quilt myself. i shadow quilted all of the setting triangles as well as the hexi blocks. its all free motion so some of the lines are a little wonky but i am ok with that because i am a little wonky myself.
i used the remaining strips on the back of the quilt. i mixed it with some other fabric that i had in my stash that went with Neptune as well as some navy.
i was determined to use every one of the hexi blocks that i made in this quilt. with my layout i had one left. one single block. i decided to use it as a label on the back of my quilt. i just used my machine to embroider the name, year and my name on it. simple but yet fitting.
i bound it in the green life preserver fabric from Neptune. since this line is hard to find i would buy it whenever i came across it. knowing i would use it somewhere on this quilt.
i love this quilt!!!
'The Oz Quilt'
a quilt made with lots of love and passion. a quilt that has already been on a trip with me. a quilt that will be with me for the rest of my journey through this lifetime.