Friday, 9 December 2011

Hexy MF

Hexy MF

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am with this quilt. I loved it from the moment I started making hexagons, but now it's quilted (by rock star quilter and total genius, Angela Walters) and bound, washed and in use I can't help but smile every time I look at it.

Hexy MF

This thing is HEAVY. I had to send it to Angela in 2 packages - one for the quilt top and one for the backing to keep it at any kind of reasonable cost (it was still a fortune to mail). Fortunately I picked it up from her in person at Quilt Market and carried it home in my suitcase otherwise I dread to think how much shipping would have cost with all that quilting.

Angela, in her usual mind blowing way, has totally exceeded all of my expectations. Each flower is quilted differently. The borders are densely quilted with feathery swirls and down one side she quilted Hexy MF in fancy, scrolled letters.

I honestly cannot recommend her enough for out of this world quilting. If you have a quilt top that is special and you want to have that wow factor added to it, send it to her. I want to make something nice and simple for her too, so all you see is the awesome quilting. That's my mission for the new year. Maybe I'll make another constellation quilt. All that negative space quilted by Angela would be unreal.

I tried to fiddle about with the exposure in this pic so you can get a better look at the quilting - hexy MF is down the left hand side in this pic. Can you see it?

Hexy MF

Thank you Angela - you're amazing and constantly amaze me.

If you're braver than me and enjoy quilting, instead of being very, very afraid of it, Angela has written a book that is available for pre-order here. It's bound to be amazing.

EDITED TO INCLUDE QUILT DEETS:
(I couldn't find a tape measure earlier!)
finished size - 69" x 82"
all fabrics for hexagons are Anna Maria Horner from Good Folks, Bohemian and little folks (voiles). Centres of flowers are either Anna Maria Horner little folks dobby dot or an orange shot cotton (that I'm not really certain where it came from or what it is)
I used hexagons that were 1 1/2" for all of the main flowers and then a mix of 1 1/2" and 1" for the border flowers.
When I get some time free I'll do a tutorial for the whole thing. I will. It's on my list of things to do.


EDITED AGAIN:
in case you're wondering, Hexy MF is named after this (by my all time favouritist musical genius).  You probably thought it was, and you were completely right. I did sing to it when I was sewing it. 

73 comments:

Kwilt Noob said...

Absolutely, perfectly exquisite! I can't imagine the hours spent sewing all those MF'ing hexies! I will definitely investigate Angela's book. Thanks for sharing!

Michele said...

Oh.my.goodness. It's gorgeous!

Kate said...

That is amazing!! This might even push me into doing hexies!

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

wow...
Lost for words, this is such a stunning quilt!! Absolutely amazing!

two hippos said...

Katy it is just amazing, truly beautiful!

Jackie said...

The quilt is spectacular! I can say so, because I saw it in person at quilt market. Both of you did a fantastic job and glad you are enjoying it!

insearchofmyfigure said...

This is a truely fabulous and beautiful quilt. I am in awe!

Mary said...

This is fabulous! And the quilting is out of this world good! Makes me want to get out my hexy pieces that I have neglected way too long :)

restitcherator said...

WOW Katy! My tiny pile of newly made hexis may never look as gorgeous as that, but it sure is inspiring me to make more.

I agree about Angela. The first time I saw her work was in Tula's Parisville booth with the giant ships and hair...it was breathtaking.

Thanks for the link to pre-order her book!

Karin said...

Oh. My. Gawd. LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE it! I have been making hexie flowers like crazy the last couple months and planned to nestle them together JUST like this! Now that I see yours, I am even MORE stoked! How many flowers did you end up making, and what are the stats of the quilt? Are they 1'' hexies? Did you assemble the hexies, then applique them all on a solid piece of material? Inquiring minds want to know :) I had Angela quilt my argyle quilt, and I just ADORE that quilt. She is amazing for sure!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

This is my dream quilt! It's just beautiful and perfect!! WOW!

Jane said...

That looks great! Did you stitch the hexies down onto one large piece of grey fabric?

alobsiger said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love everything about this quilt. I'd say it's a meeting of the genius minds.

Lynn said...

Scrumptious , love it.

Christine said...

This is such a beautiful quilt!! I suddenly have the need to go and start making hexagons!!

Rachel said...

This quilt is awesome...Love the quilting, the dark fabric background and the borders...amazing job. Thanks for sharing!!

Shevvy said...

That is amazing, nothing more needs be said!

cauchy09 said...

goodness, this is a masterpiece!

Heather Jones said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Seriously, it's amazing Katy, and Angela's quilting (as usual!) is spectacular. She's working on something for me now and I'm so excited to see what she does.

Hoola Tallulah said...

Just stunning, am awe inspired!

Faith Jones said...

This is SO amazing! I think I might need to come steal it. ;)

Jacey said...

I can't decide if I love the name or the quilt better. Oh, wait. Definitely the quilt. This is so incredibly beautiful, Katy!!

PamKittyMorning said...

It did turn out wonderful, didn't it? Nice work!

Isisjem said...

Wow this is soooo gorgeous!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Can't wait for the tutorial! I absolutely love this quilt! It is just gorgeous :)

Heleen Groot said...

Oh my! That is one gorgeous quilt! The colours, the quilting, the lay-out....it is just AMAZING!

dana - old red barn co. said...

holy crap!

that is so beautiful i'm almost speechless!

wow!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Incredible! I love everything about it and the quilting is superb!

Cheryl Arkison said...

That is MF'n sexy! After seeing you carry it around all day during schoolhouses I was anxious to see it finished.

PS Prince is in town this week...

Lee Ann said...

That is one gorgeous quilt.

Sarah said...

I'm MFin speechless... love...

Flying Blind... said...

I want it!

Sarah said...

It's gorgeous!

Janet said...

Just simply gorgeous! I am intimidated by hexagons, but this quilt makes me want to try. So very beautiful.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is one Hexy MF!!!!!!!!!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That is AMAZING! I'm not a huge hexie fan but this is so cool!! I might try hexies now :)
The quilting is wonderful and love that she wrote that on it!!

Catherine said...

wow, I love this and that quilting is amazing

Carla said...

I remember seeing a glimpse of this before. Stunning. Don't' you just love hexies?? Nice job and the quilting is wonderful.

**nicke... said...

oh oh oh oh oh oh! love.

Elisabeth said...

Words cannot even express how incredibly envious I am of this quilt. I love everything about it.

Bronwyn said...

I making a random splurge of hexagons in Garden Party by AMH and at some point I will get sick of it and put some kind of border around it of grey with yellow spots - sounds grose? My question to you is did you applique the edge of your hexys onto one big piece of grey fabric or just put them onto a border piece - don't know about doubling up of layers etc. Your quilt is so so fantastic it makes me cry! No, not really but I'm so damm jealous that it is so Be.U.T.Ful!

Quiltjane said...

The hexaculturalist in me says - "Amazing". That is so divinely gorgeous. I want it!

John said...

show off.

Shelly said...

I've been laughing all day about how you named this quilt. Just too funny! Yes, Angela's quilting is fabulous, and in this case, it looks like she had a great top to work with. It's beautiful. Ain't John funny! (He's probly just jealous . . .)

Belinda said...

M eFfing awesome! You know how much I love this quilt. Ange, as usual, has rocked it's axis into superMF!! xo

Patchwork and Play said...

This is exactly how a hexie quilt should look! Perfect!

Oops-Lah said...

I was already intrigued when you showed a glimpse of it earlier in the year! Wow! It's amazing. I'm not usually a big fan of hexagon quilts but this one is stunning!

diane said...

thi quilt is so exquisite. I cannot tell you how much I love it! I am heading over to check out angela right now!

Maureen T. said...

OMG!! It's perfect in every way!! I love all the fabrics you used. I love the mostly yellow centers and the others that aren't. I love the background fabric and the borders. The quilting is spectacular! Her book is going on my wish list. I agree = musical genius for sure.

Manda said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh wow, that is absolutely amazing, both the hexie flowers, and the quilting, love it!

pat sloan said...

Incredible!!!

I told Angela I wanted her to quilt something of mine before she is too famous.. wink!

Nurseli said...

OMG! You just made my day. First of all, that quilt is devine! Secondly, I LOVE the name! Too cool.

Tonya said...

Wow. This quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

Karyn said...

That is beautiful. I have been thinking about a hexi quilt for some time. You might have just made it my first (well, second) project for 2012.

Marit said...

It's a beauty!!!

Anonymous said...

I keep coming back to have another look at this beautiful quilt, really hope you do a tutorial.

Megan Frock said...

that is amazing!

Jenniffier said...

Oh my goodness amazing just amazing!

machen und tun said...

wow, Katy, this is really and truly wonderful! love it, you can be so proud!!!!

Hollie said...

Oh... Wow... Breathtaking!

amy smart said...

Katy, this quilt is ah-mazing. You've inspired me to create a new eternal project.

car54 said...

Hi Katie,
Your Hexie quilt makes me sing too!

I want to thank you for posting the pictures and story. I have a hexy quilt I've been working on all year--it is done in acid greens and yellows--1-inch hexagons--and I had set it aside because I just could not clarify how I wanted to finish it--it kept growing and growing and yet I just could not "see" how to get it where I want it.

Seeing your finished quilt has me all inspired. Mine is very different, but yours is so different from a lot of more traditional hexie quilts I know now I have to go back and finish mine. I wish I could afford an Angela to quilt it--she's an artist!

Thanks again for the inspiration--your quilt is just fantastic.

adrienne said...

I was here for the SMS giveaway, but couldn't leave without letting you know how amazing gorgeous your quilts are. This one especially, it's just incredible!

Nicky said...

how can you go to sleep under this quilt ?

I'd be staring at it in the light and feeling all the texture in the dark....

Mollie said...

this is so totally gorgeous... i will definitely have a go at hexies! wow!

k8tbug5280 said...

This quilt is beautiful!! Looking forward to a tutorial!

mfb said...

Just linked over from Sew Mama Sew and ... WOW. I have never understood the allure of hexagons before now. Absolutely spectacular!

Little Pieces of My Life said...

OMG your quilt is stunning!It puts a whole new spin on the traditional GFG. I so hope you do a tutorial. I have a large box of hexs(just love making them while watching TV) just waiting to be made into a quilt. And the quilting is amazing.....the frosting on the cake!

IziaLizia said...

I love it! it's simply fantastic! I've a large numbers of hexy and I am ready to create a lap quilt. This is a great idea and I love the background: gray, wow!
Letizia, Italy

Lisa said...

Please Please do a tutorial! I would love to see how you put this together!

Carolyn said...

Your beautiful quilt makes me want to step out of my comfort zone and create a master piece! So, so pretty... Thanks for sharing!

CMPRICEFAMILY said...

Have you done a tutorial on this beauty yet Katy?

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