|Modern Hexagon Quilt|
Originally thought I would quilt concentric hexagons around the two single hexagons in the quilt. I was going to let the hexagon relax into a circle as it got further away from the index hexagon, like waves in a pond.
|Beginning to quilt around a hexagon|
|Using the bar on my walking foot to keep the quilting lines|
the same width
I ended up quilting from the lower single hexagon all the way across the entire quilt. The hexagon shape decayed a bit the further I got from the starting hexagon but I was able to maintain reasonably well across the whole quilt.
I couldn't wait to start quilting around the 2nd hexagon in the upper part of the quilt to see how the lines intersected. I put in about 7 rows of quilting and it quickly became clear that it just wan't going to work. The quilting lines were running off-kitler to each other and not crossing the way I hoped they would. It looked really awful. I ripped it all out without taking a photo. Sorry--it would have been interesting to share what it looked like.
However, I did leave in a single row of quilting around the second hexagon. I think that works.
Here's a close-up of the quilting. I went around each of the hexagons, rather than quilting over them. That was a challenge in itself because I had to pick up the parallel quilting line on the far side of the hexagon after I had detoured around it. Some are better than others, but mostly it worked.
Finally, here is the back with the Lotus Drop flowers.
|Modern Hexagon Quilt Back|
I'm still intrigued by the idea of intersecting lines of concentric quilting. I think it might work if I quilt in circles and make sure to start quilting each circle separately, moving outward until the lines start to intersect. A project for another week!