Y’all, this quilt. You are looking at so many hours of work right here. So. Many. Hours. Every hexagon was sewn by hand using a method called English paper piecing. I’m going to teach you how to do this in future blog posts but for now just bask in the glory of these finished quilt photos. Because every single stitch of the quilt top was done by hand (thousands and thousands of tiny stitches), it might need mending over the years. But I’m ok with that because I’m just so obsessed with the finished blanket. I love it so much I could cry. And while it is absolutely riddled with mistakes it is completely perfect to me and perhaps my favorite thing I’ve ever made.
I used 126 different fabrics for the hexis. 126 beautiful quilters cotton prints. Some from my own stash, others from amazing quilting friends I’ve met over the years. No repeats!
And the backing is 6 different strips of random prints that I just happen to really like.
I made my own 2.5” binding like I usually do and machine bound the quilt too. My hand binding just doesn’t ever feel secure.
Have a wonderful weekend!