Saturday, April 5, 2014

2014 Finish Along Q1

Q1 of the 2014 Finish Along hosted by The Littlest Thistle is over. 
Just one finish out of a possible four.  My 1st quarter list is here
I enjoyed making this quilt. The Hexie Garden quilt (pattern by Atkinson Designs) took me a bit longer than I had planned.  Lots of little triangles and lots and lots of bias edges.  I used a fat quarter pack of Simply Color.  This quilt measures approx. 58" x 68".  Nice lap size.
I opted to do straight line quilting on this one. 
I didn't buy any yardage for this project and used  a bunch of leftover strips and FQs for the back.
The photo isn't so hot, but the backing looks really nice in person.  It sorta makes it a reversible quilt.
For the binding, I used the collection of ombre solids that came with the set to make it a bit scrappy. 
The color gradation works well as a binding and I would definitely use them again.

My 3 unfinished  items from the 1st quarter will all go on my 2nd quarter list.  I think I have a decent chance of finishing them this time.

This .250 batter is linking up with
Finish Along 2014
Joyful stitching,


  1. WOW! Your hexie garden quilt is just stunning! Absolutely love it!

  2. A finish is still a finish, especially one as beautiful as this! I love the straight line quilting and the scrappy binding is perfect!!! Fabulous:-)

  3. Love this particular finish. I love the ombre binding, it really makes the quilt.