Hi friends, today I am sharing some photos of the Kona hexie quilt I made last month as my entry into the Quiltcon Quilt Show for next year. I have shared many progress pictures on Instagram and a few over here on the blog so I am so excited to share the final quilt with you all! The method I use for the application and the quilting can be found over here on an earlier tutorial I shared on my blog this last year. I would say this is more of an art quilt due to the delicate nature of the hexagons, but would look lovely draped at the end of your bed, or like I intend to use it, as a wall hanging in my house.
Here are a few images from this earlier post showing the full range of Robert Kaufman’s Kona solid collection. This includes the entire collection of 303 Kona cotton solid colors in hexagon form. These took a little while to create and were mostly made on the airplane when I had some time here and there to make a few. These have become my favorite traveling project just because of the small amount of materials that you need and how easy they are to sew up a few here and there while I am out of town.
This was the first time I had tried this method on such a large quilt – this is a throw sized quilt and the previous quilts are all mini’s. Thankfully it came together much easier than I expected. I layered my solid white fabric with my cotton batting and then hung it up in my dining room with a few thumbtacks stretching it out flat. Using the crease I made with my iron I just glued in no particular order onto the solid fabric. Once you make a few of these you can just eye ball the pattern and since I had my stack of hexies in color order I tried to keep the flow nice by having the darker solids in the middle getting lighter as I reached the edges.
Here are some final shots of the quilt, I so enjoyed sewing this one up and am looking forward to making a new one in a different style. The quilt rack shown in some of these images is actually a fantastic towel stand that was only $20 that I found at Ikea. I have tested it out with over 5 throw quilts and it is so sturdy and quite nice to look at!
I discovered when folding up in different ways and placing on the quilt rack that it takes on a whole new look with the different sections of color. You can make it match just about any room in your house if folded correctly!
A huge thank you to Robert Kaufman for supplying me with the Kona 303 collection for this project. It has been a dream item on my list to create and am so very thankful to the ladies who assisted me with this!
Thanks for stopping by today friends!
Materials used in this project:
- Robert Kaufman Kona cotton solids & Kona white for quilt and binding
- Therm O Web Liquid Fabric Fuse – permanent fabric glue
- Therm O Web Basting Spray
- Cotton batting
- Aurifil thread in white
- Sizzix Big shot machine and Sizzix Bigz Die Hexagon’s 1″ sides for creating paper templates.