Look how nicely this quilt turned out! Quilty Eileen made a quilt from this pattern years ago - it's a clever way to make hexies without using Y seams. I had a Layer Cake of the Moda Thrive fabrics and think it creates a pretty palette. I didn't have quite enough but was able to fill with with fabrics from my stash. As I made this quilt top, I loved it. But then I fell out of love. You know, one of those "Somebody's gonna love this quilt - it just won't be me."
Because I no longer loved the quilt top, I wasn't going to bat it with wool. I used the Warm and Natural batting, perfectly fine - its just heavy. I even tried to hand quilt it - after one vertical zig zag row I knew that was wrong. So then I tried to machine-quilt the zig zag lines. Again, wrong. So I just put it away.
Fellow guild mate Susan Elster-Jones knows people in Oregon who lost everything in the September fires and put out a call for quilts. And I volunteered this one. Just simple straight-line quilting. And check out the backing - I love it.Sew Powerful, I feel like I've removed two monkeys from my back. On to a few more masks and then ? - see the previous post!