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Thread: Honeycomb Quilt

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    Honeycomb Quilt

    I finished my first quilt and I'm pretty happy with the results. I used the Honeycomb Quilt design from Anita Goodesign (medium size). It's not what you would consider a traditional quilt, but I thought people who do machine embroidery might appreciate it
    I made the hexis in the hoop, with embroidery thread in the bobbin since it would show on the back, using battilizer for the stabilizer/batting. Borrowing an idea from corset making, I sewed the hexis together with the seam allowances to the front and covered them by hand with bias. The quilt is queen sized (laying on a king sized bed in the picture). All the center honeycombs are from the design files from Anita Goodesign. I used my digitizing program to adjust some of the designs so that I had some plain hexis and partials to square up the center of the quilt, then made the borders with the sewing machine and attached them to the top, like a "quilt-as-you-go". I've attached pictures of front and back. My only disappointment is that I got the hair-brained idea to make some of the backs in different colours, like you see with a real honeycomb. I guess I just don't do random very well, so I wish I had used all the same backing fabric. Thank you for looking.
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    Your quilt is just fabulous. Love the pictures with all the details. Perhaps you will attend one of the AG events and bring your quilt for Show N Tell.

    ETA: It is always interesting to see these designs stitched using different fabrics than the ones shown in their catalog. Thanks!

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    I love your quilt. And the way you made it big enough to fit the bed was perfect.
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    Wow! That's your first quilt? It's wonderful!
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    ​Both sides are beautiful! I like the lighter hexagons on the back, they add interest.

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    wow, that's a stunning quilt
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    That's a fantastic quilt! I really enjoyed seeing all your embroidery on it.
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    Well you definitely are not a novice at 'sewing'...........but for a first quilt, I'm blown away! In my mind if you can make a corset, you can make anything in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    Wow! That's your first quilt? It's wonderful!
    Coopah said it perfectly, Wow, if that's your first quilt, wow, it's beautiful.
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    Wow, that is beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tish05 View Post
    I finished my first quilt and I'm pretty happy with the results. I used the Honeycomb Quilt design from Anita Goodesign (medium size). It's not what you would consider a traditional quilt, but I thought people who do machine embroidery might appreciate it
    I made the hexis in the hoop, with embroidery thread in the bobbin since it would show on the back, using battilizer for the stabilizer/batting. Borrowing an idea from corset making, I sewed the hexis together with the seam allowances to the front and covered them by hand with bias. The quilt is queen sized (laying on a king sized bed in the picture). All the center honeycombs are from the design files from Anita Goodesign. I used my digitizing program to adjust some of the designs so that I had some plain hexis and partials to square up the center of the quilt, then made the borders with the sewing machine and attached them to the top, like a "quilt-as-you-go". I've attached pictures of front and back. My only disappointment is that I got the hair-brained idea to make some of the backs in different colours, like you see with a real honeycomb. I guess I just don't do random very well, so I wish I had used all the same backing fabric. Thank you for looking.
    Name:  Honeycomb Front.jpg
Views: 366
Size:  577.6 KBName:  Honeycomb center.jpg
Views: 364
Size:  475.8 KB Name:  Honeycomb Back.jpg
Views: 366
Size:  602.9 KB
    It looks astonishing, especially since that's your first quilt! And I love the backing, love the colors and your additions to the original design.
    I remember being a total novice and dealing with all the details was such a challenge. I'm blown away as well, and I can't wait to see your future projects.

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