There it is!! The very last 1" seam to finish setting together my reproduction mosaic quilt.
And here's it is -- ready for borders!!
This adventure began quite a few years ago with an antique quilt that was displayed at a local show.
Two and a half years ago, I made a start on it working out of my stash of reproduction prints and making a half dozen hexagon motifs while demonstrating at some local quilt shows.
Those became the centers of the largest motifs and the central star.
At one point, I decided I needed to draft it out in my Electric Quilt program to make it easier to plan and choose fabrics as I built more and more motifs.
Once I started drafting the layout from the photographs I have, I started tweaking the design a bit to fill in empty spaces that I didn't like in the original quilt.
It's completely machine pieced using the chain-piecing technique from my DVD, Set-in Piecing Simplified. I don't recommend one learn the technique using the 1" hexagons in this quilt.
But I had already made several tumbling block quilts and a hexagon quilt with 2" hexagons when I started it. I used Marti Michell's Grandmother's Flower Garden template set to do the cutting and marking.
I've started to organize a layout guide for this quilt and will make that available as a FREE download in my Craftsy shop later this month. There's math that needs to be checked before I do that, but I am so excited to reach this point, I wanted everyone to see it right away.
I still have a few hours of pressing the seams before I add the border fabric. I think that might turn out to be the most challenging part of making this quilt?!?
Now I have to start thinking of a name for it??