Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Hexagon Quilt

I was recently at my quilt group which is held in a shop, a lady came in with the most stunning quilt top, almost finished, and allowed me to take some pics to share with you.  They were just taken on my phone and there wasn't much room so take a proper full pic so apologies for the quality.



I believe the quilt is called Insanity and I believe it has over 10,000 hexagons.There was another five rows of cream to be added as the final border.


It had taken her 10 years although there had been long periods where she had laid it aside.  Now it doesn't match her bedroom and is to become a sofa quilt.



Did I mention it was half inch hexagons?


 The back of the quilt was as beautiful as the front but I didn't get the chance to take a pic.




The last five borders will no longer be added although she will add either a row of cream hexagons, or appliqué the edges onto cream to finish it off and not loose the wonderful hexagon edge.

I didn't even get the ladies name, when talking quilts, names become irrelevant.  She did take my blog address though and if you are reading thank you so much for letting me photograph and share your most beautiful quilt.



Smiles
Kate

30 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this beautiful quilt Kate: It's a testament to the love of handstitching.

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  2. Wow, what a treasure! Thank you for sharing this beauty!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful. I cannot even imagine the time she has in hand piecing all of those hexi's

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  4. WOW!! Now that's a photoworthy quilt! Thanks for sharing, Kate! Great post.

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  5. What a labour of love, oh my goodness it's stunning - Chris :D

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  6. Oh, my goodness gracious! What a quilt! So appreciate that you shared it!

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  7. What a hell of a job to me!!! Amazing and so gorgeous!! Sooooo beautitul!!

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  8. OMG! That´s the most beautiful quilt ever seen!

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  9. This is insane and beautiful all at the same time! 10 years... wow, wow, wow!... and I thought that working on my biggie project for a year and a half was a long time. Not to mention that there is still quilting to go! Be sure to send this quilter two thumbs up!

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  10. Thanks for sharing, 10 years....WOW! It is beautiful.

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  11. Oh my gosh, 10 years and only 1/2 hexies. That is truly determination and especially when the colors don't match the décor anymore.

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  12. Wow! Lovely to see the lady's quilt! Such perseverance! It's beautiful!
    Barbara xx

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  13. Hi Kate, I'ts my quilt. Thank you for all the lovely comments from your followers. I'm about to start the hand quilting now. The quilt pattern is called Insanity! Gill Kirton

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    1. Hi Gill, the lovely comments are all for you and I agree with every one of them. Thank you again for allowing me to photograph and share this wonderful quilt. As you are hand quilting I would love to post follow up pics if you will allow me too.
      I'm hoping you come back and read this as you are coming up as a no reply blogger so I can't answer you directly, or you can always contact me through Jan at Cotton Tree.
      Smiles
      Kate

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    2. Hi yes I will sent you photos when quilt finished. I don't really get blogging so that why I come up as a no blogger.

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    3. I will look forward to that, thank you.

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  14. Wow, this quilt is a treasure. Excellent job for getting it finished!

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  15. Absolutely stunning ! Thank you for sharing Kate and congratulations Gill.

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  16. Wow that's all I can say!!

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  17. That is incredible! 10 years - that blows my mind! She did an amazing job.

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  18. Wow! So beautiful and really gives me hope for the insane hexagon quilt that is languishing significantly-less-than-half-finished in my wardrobe.

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  19. What a labor of love that must have been to create. I think I'd redesign my bedroom! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us Kate!

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  20. What a beautiful quilt!! I am just starting a new hexie project of mine but own so know the work that goes into one - this is one of the prettiest I have seen will love to see the whole quilt sometime

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  21. What an amazing quilt!!! 10,000 hexagons?! Wow!!!

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  22. Oh my gosh is that beautiful! I would definitely go INSANE if I tried to make one like that!

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  23. The colors are timeless. This is an incredibly beautiful testament to the ageless craft of quilting. Thank you for sharing!

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  24. This is such a stunning quilt, thank you for sharing it.

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  25. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time you read and comment, I so appreciate it. If I haven't replied it's probably because you came up as a no reply blogger, several of you were. I am so happy I got the chance to share this beautiful quilt with you.

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With smiles from,
Kate