Alright! This quilt was so fun to quilt! I loved every minute of this quilting job. Pam did a beautiful job piecing this quilt top - it was so straight, and the points were perfect! The pattern is Science Fair by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts - a very clever pattern and one that I would like to make for myself someday. The fabric used is called Flea Market Fancy by Denise Schmidt - so darling! I used two layers of batting, one layer is 100% cotton and one is 80/20 blend. I like this combo of batting, makes for great dimension.
So, originally I was going to quilt with a gold thread in the colored fabric areas, but I decided against that because of how much white is in the fabric. I ended up using the same Glide thread (Pearl 20005) for the whole quilt top, for the bobbin I used #401 So Fine. This thread combo works great for me, I had no problems with tension at all.
The pattern speaks for itself and the hexagon shape is so great, and so "in" right now. I wanted to showcase the shape without taking away from it in any way. So, you will notice that the majority of the blocks have been outlined.
I quilted a free-motion circle swirl in the hexagons that were just a solid fabric, seen here in the orange fabric.
The white was a different story. I wanted to run with the wavy shape the hexagons make. Once the quilt was on the racks, I drew out this idea on my first attempt (it usually takes a couple attempts) so I know this design was meant to be.
Just for fun, I wanted to add a hexagon flower in the mix. I quilted this section differently than the rest of the quilt. I think it gives character and I absolutely love the effect of the star in the middle. So fun!
I did mark the straight lines, then I used my straight edge ruler to quilt them up. The rest of the quilting is free motion quilting.
I love this picture and how it shows off the dimension of the quilting. Alternating the squiggle lines and the circles gives the design a great look. I think I am ready to quilt this again - it seriously was that much fun!
The back is just as fun as the front.
Thanks for letting me share! Okay, so a couple of things - my blog name has changed to www.greenfairyquiltsblog.com, make sure to update that. I have a new "Events" category at the top of my blog and will be adding my class info as I get them - so watch for that. My book release is getting closer - I am not sure of the exact date, but we are almost a month away - I can't wait! And, we are playing with the look of our website - so don't be scared if it doesn't look the same.
One more thing, I still do not have a camera. I apologize again for the phone camera pictures. One day, I will get this camera- I just have to convince the hubby I need it bad!