66 x 80
Hobbs Heirloom Cotton Batting
Finished in March 2016
A Wedding Quilt for the hope chest for my grandson. He's only 7 so it will be in the hope chest for awhile. I like to plan ahead!
This was two years in the making. A lot of the little 3 inch 9 patches were swapped.
The background (hexagon shapes) is Kona Navy.
For the hand quilting I used a lot of different colored threads and LOTs of size 10 quilting betweens. In the nine patches I quilted an X and I quilted 1/4 inch inside the connecting triangles in navy thread.
In the hexagons I used a stencil of four connecting hearts and stitched in different colors of thread.
I'm no expert at hand quilting...in fact this is one of the few quilts that I have hand quilted and not done big stitch quilting in perle #8...but I'm pleased with how it turned out. If I had to make one change it would have been to stitch in the ditch around the connecting triangles instead of 1/4 inch inside. I actually have another Jack's Chain ufo in neutrals and browns so will remember that for next time.
Another thing I didn't think I could do was the scalloped binding. But it did happen much to my surprise!
And now we have come to the backing and the end of my blog post.
I've entered this into the Hand Quilted Category at Blogger's Quilt Festival.