Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hexagon Quilt……Binding



Time to get the binding on this Hexagon Quilt...




I keep the binding in this coffee container...







The binding is stitched onto the top side of the quilt…








The coffee container sits on the floor 

between my feet as I stitch…








The binding feeds flawlessly 

onto the quilt surface as I stitch…








I am happy with the text fabric as a binding treatment…














I had this FUN fabric with circles 

for the back side of the quilt…















This one is…..DONE!








Autumn has found us here in Western Oregon








Red Maple trees in the front yard…







The hydrangeas by the front door are still putting on a show!



CLICK HERE to view:  Baby Hexagon Quilt


CLICK HERE to view:  Grandmothers Flowergarden Quilt


CLICK HERE to view:  My Take-a-Long Quilts




CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


10 comments:

jill bro said...

I haven't fallen into the hexie fad, but I have to say that your quilt is truly fabulous!! BEAUTIFUL!!

Mary said...

I love the way this quilt turned out. I've just begun my hexagon journey. Did you trim the edges to create straight edges? If so, did you do this before quilting it?

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Mary,
You caught the straight edge treatment. Good for you! No, I don't cut the edges straight. I piece in half hexagons to create a straight edge. I blogged about this process here:
http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/2013/07/hext-texttake-long-quilt.html

My Best To You,
LuAnn in Oregon

tubakk said...

Congratulations on finishing this beauty. I can't get enough of it.

Farm Quilter said...

Love your hexie quilt - quite my favorite ever!! Great tip on the binding in a can!!! Your backing fabric is so fun too - this quilt is a grand slam!

Diane Bouse said...

I knew there was a reason to save all those coffee cans! Did you hand sew on the back? Beautiful quilt. I always look forward to your blog posts. Thanks.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Diane,
Since you are a No-Reply blogger, which means your email does not show up when you comment to me, I will reply to your question here:
I blogged about machine stitched bindings here:
http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/2013/05/gone-fishingbaby-quilt.html

My Best To You,
LuAnn in Oregon

Debbie said...

Good idea with the coffee can, I use one for trash, threads, bunny ears etc. something that works for me with the binding too, I took two of the superior cones that were empty, joined then together in the middle, ran a piece of beaded material thru them. I wrap the binding around them, place it round my neck and it unwinds as I go. I am going to try your idea though, love it.

Robbie said...

The back fabric is as nice as the front!

WPBMOMMY1 said...

So, I apologize if my question has already been asked. I was wondering what fabric line did you use on the front of your quilt or is a mashup of different designers? I really like it and it reminds me of some Tim Holtz fabric I saw once upon a time. I love the rock-vintage/steampunk look especially for one of my daughters who is a complete tomboy and has an aversion to anything pink or 'girly'and I would love to work on something like this for her.Love that text binding, also. I used to HATE binding quilts until I actually learned how to do it correctly and now it is one of my most favorite parts of quilting.