It all started with a single cut of fabric, 5 yards to be exact. It was cut, lined up, cut up some more and then pieced together. A whole lot of 60 degree triangles, actually 684 triangles. Stitched into 114 hexagon blocks. They were then stuck onto a design wall, admired for a bit, then sewn into rows, 22 rows. Then those 22 rows were sewn together, and TA DA! I have a quilt top, one I am so happy with!
My mom helped me take photos this weekend. The wind was blowing, thus the "action shots," but you get the idea. I oriented the quilt this way on purpose. I imagine the top is the sky, slowly fading into the colors of the land, since the bottom half is more color heavy. I love how you can't really see butterflies and only color and some really great movement. The top measures 53" x 67," much bigger than I originally anticipated, but with a pattern like this you don't really know what your finished size will be, it all depends on how many of those hexagon blocks that you use. I was able to use all of them, yep all 114. It just worked out right, easily too, they just fell into place and the math just worked out. I was pleasantly pleased not to have any left overs and I get to admire every single block that I created.
The photo above is REALLY what the quilt looks like, in full sun, wrinkles and all. BUT, it really shows the TRUE colors the best, thus this is why I included the photo in the post. The colors are really rich and vibrant. So pretty. The other photos were taken in the shade, which explains the fact that the wrinkles just fade away and it looks perfectly flat and awesome, but the colors are just ever so dull compared to the photo above. Just being honest!
I had to include the back shot. Just look at all those seams, all those triangles. It looks really neat like this. It isn't that neat in real life, but it sure looks it here. I love it!
This quilt top is my entry into the One Block Wonder Quilt Along hosted by Jen at Quilter in the Closet. Thank you Jen for introducing me to such a cool technique and hosting such a great quilt along!
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