I brought the Jellyfish to my guild meeting last night for the first unveiling of it being totally finished. Now I can share here! Jellyfish Hexie Quilt – Finished. Hand pieced, quilted, knotted, and bound:
What a thrill to have it completed. I was just talking to a friend about how I never used to be able to finish or follow through on anything… so this is really a step up for me personally. It’s the follow-though I’m most proud of… but it sure is pretty to look at too!
I tied a bunch of French Knots into this quilt. They look like bubbles and from a distance look like part of the fabric. They add so much depth and texture, I just love them. I had planned to quilt all the “water” with French Knots, but I changed my mind and used them sparingly and quilted it all with a fine silk thread.
This is the lower left side – I love those little bits of red in the “water”. You can also see the French Knots I used to ‘quilt’ the border white and cerise hexies.
I call this part “algae” because it ended up looking like something else floating in the water… maybe some food for the Jellyfish…?
Here is the back… you can see a little more of the quilting here. Since I used a 100# silk thread, it’s barely visible, which gives the water a wonderful ripple-effect.
I used wool batting so it all fluffed up really sweet – shows the quilting so nicely. I’m totally hooked. I plan to use wool batting whenever I can, it’s dreamy to work with.
I have about 750 hexies made for my next project. I’m unsure as to what exactly I plan to make. Just can’t stop making them – I’m hooked.