I will also always remember the gasps at another meeting as I held up a finished Stack 'n Whack throw quilt, and the comments, "That can't be all from one fabric!"
So let's back up a bit, shall we? Here is hexagon stack 'n whack quilt #2, the throw size in a larger, better-suited motif fabric which I bought at Lori's Country Cottage, my then LQS:
|This measures 52 X 58"|
Although I boycott WalMart these days, after finding out about their business practices that lead to small town businesses being out of business, I will confess that I did buy a fair amount of fabric from them back in the day. This one was a terrific find, a Northcott fabric, marked down to around $3/metre. I bought lots.
I made my own label!
|Hmm, looks like it needs a bit of a touch-up|
|This one measures 39.25 X 43.5"|
I used the same David Textiles red fabric (why/how do I remember that? Probably because I ADORED this fabric) in both the throw and the wallhanging. Interesting in that the throw has been used every Christmas, washed many times, and the gold flecks in the fabric are almost completely gone. Not so, as you can see in the wallhanging.
The red hexagons were quilted with a Sulky gold rayon. The quilt is lovely and straight, and has never been washed. It was rolled up and stacked on the top shelf of my closet for more months than I care to think about; we aren't usually here for Christmas, and we don't have nearly as much wall space as our previous home.
Guess what I used on the back?
|I did a little fancier quilting motif in the border, and I clearly remember using a dinner plate to mark the arcs!|
Here is the label; I am SO glad I am a label freak.
Clearly I wasn't that into naming my quilts then as I named them both Hexagon Star, which is Bethany's name to boot! I did my bindings a little wider then too, and always hand-stitched them to the back of the quilt.
So remember how I said you always have leftovers, stacked perfectly of course because of the technique used to make these kaleidoscope-style quilts? Well, I was pretty good with the 60-degree triangles by this time, hated to waste a perfectly good 2" stack of strips, so just for fun, I made the mini with farm fabric leftovers! Each triangle finished at 1.5" tall.
|Ooh, real creative with the name for the mini!|
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