One Block Wonder Quilt Top
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!
10/21/2013 08:22:43 am
Stunning, simply stunning! I want to quilt sewing "assignment" quilts and get back to work on my OBW!
10/21/2013 08:33:24 am
Oh my! That is stunning! I am in awe ;)
10/22/2013 04:04:22 pm
Absolutely beautiful!!! You've inspired me to try one! I'm asking for this book for Christmas!
10/23/2013 12:08:52 am
Beautiful! What a transformation from the original fabric!
10/23/2013 10:47:12 pm
Love your quilt. It turned out fantastic.
10/28/2013 04:17:58 pm
I love your quilt so much! Came across it on Pinterest and so began an obsession with one block wonder quilts. Yours is my favourite though! I have even made it my wallpaper on my phone for inspiration. Now I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of the fabric I ordered so I can make my own.
11/30/2013 03:27:44 am
Pam from CA
1/26/2014 04:59:31 pm
Love your quilt!
1/27/2014 01:07:08 am
I have gotten out of the habit of blog-surfing, but now am seeing what I've been missing Marci! I saw your blog featured on Sew Mama Sew, way to go girl!
11/23/2014 03:33:36 am
Beautiful, I have just bought the book and looking for material to start my first one block so der quilt.
10/5/2020 03:49:51 pm
If you had sewn them into half-hexies first and arranged them on your design wall you could have sewn the whole thing together in rows.. much easier. Gorgeous quilt!!!
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