Hexie Quilt is Finished!

Ta da! The hexie quilt is finally done! Queen sized hand pieced quilt made with blue, gray, and yellow hexagons

The final tally was about 1500 hexagons, 4 spools of thread, and a million hours of sewing, but it was so worth it! It's a mix of different fabrics from different companies, but there's a whole lot of Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman in there. I'm really happy with the overall pattern (which was only half me; Mike and Aliya picked out the arrangement of the hexies), but I also love looking at the individual fabrics. As you can see, I used a lot of Just My Type.

Close up of queen sized hand pieced quilt made with blue, gray, and yellow hexagons

I hand stitched the hexies together, and then quilted them with a decorative loop stitch. I wanted to reinforce the hand stitching so it would hold up to every day use, and the loops add a nice texture. I was asked to make it into a duvet cover instead of a traditional quilt, so I used a yellow and white striped fabric for both the duvet part and the binding.  It turned out a bit heavier than I would have liked, but it had a lot more pieces than I normally use, and a lot more thread, so there wasn't much I could do to avoid it, and it ended up with a nice drape anyway.

close up of yellow striped binding on queen sized hand pieced quilt made with blue, gray, and yellow hexagons

I really like that it can be a duvet cover, but also looks nice just by itself, so it can still be used when it gets hot around here (which, admittedly, is really only for about a month in Seattle, but still).

Queen sized hand pieced quilt made with blue, gray, and yellow hexagons, spread over a white bed frame

This quilt was a lot of work, but I learned so much while I was working on it (main takeaway: you will need more hexies than you think!), and it's already getting  tons of love from it's new owners :). I'll definitely make another one...although I think I'll stick with baby sizes for a while!

Linking up this week with I Quilt Thursdays over at Pretty Bobbins!