poapoa:

I made this little hexagonal box (in oiled oak) about a month ago. Just for the fun of it. I think it came out quite well, and with the experiences I made making this the next one will be even better.

poapoa:

I made this little hexagonal box (in oiled oak) about a month ago. Just for the fun of it. I think it came out quite well, and with the experiences I made making this the next one will be even better.

eatknitsew:

Hexagon Quilt: Part 7

The actual quilting part! As a novice quilter, I decided my approach would be to using my walking foot and keep my lines straight. I followed the edges of the hexagons in vertical zig-zag lines about 1/4 inch to the inside and outsides of each hexagon column. I practiced shifting the angle of the quilt when I reached corners on a mini-sandwich I created with some scraps, which was helpful in determining where to stop each line and the best stitch length to use.

My sister-in-law asked if I was planning to go back and do some detailed swirls or other quilting in the columns after I did the vertical zig-zags. Nope! I have not dabbled in free motion quilting yet, but when I do, I’ll start with something small that I can maneuver easily, like a place mat. This quilt is queen sized, and I had enough trouble rolling it up to do simple straight lines with my small machine. 

Since this quilt has a lot going on with the fabric colors and patterns, I like the simple quilting pattern. The back of the quilt is looking cool and modern with the simple vertical outlines of the hexagons. Almost done quilting, and then I’ll be moving on to binding!