>>>>

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Iphone-o-Gram! The Last Hexie in Place!

I'm sitting at the Toyota dealership. I've been here almost 2 hours. The best part is that it gave me enough time to sew all of the last 12 hexagons to my quilt section.

I'm also the only one in the dealership show room waiting area which gave me a great place to lay the quilt out for a photo opportunity! :-)

Who knows how long it will take them to finish fixing my car? I just might have this section sewn on by the time I leave! :-)

127 comments:

Nancy said...

It's beautiful. It has been fun to watch the progress of this quilt. Nicely done, Bonnie!

Janet Bland said...

lovely!

Kay said...

WOW!!

Sue's Stitchin' said...

Absolutely fabulous. I've been working on a grandmother's flower garden for 4 years and my hexies are 1.25!! So I need to do way less than you. I'd never finish if mine were smaller!! Way to go!

Judy D in WA said...

Oh Bonnie, it's fabulous!!!

SweetAmbrosia said...

Just dropped back into your blog before logging off. What do I see?

An amazing dazzling quilt!!! How did you ever keep track of where you had to put each piece?

NOTE:
Please send the above pictured Hexie Quilt to my mailing address, that you have on file. ROFL... don't I wish!

Thumbs up Bonnie
JulieinTN

Frog Quilter said...

Very nice. I love how you brought the star points out to the edge.

Donna T said...

Do you take the paper out as you sew each hex to the others? or do you wait until it is done? I would think it is hard to fold if the paper is in. Just keep them on the outer edge until connected, right?

CheleLew said...

Congratulations!!! Way to go on this project. You've inspired me to try my hand at hexies -- I'm sure I'll need lots of chocolate as I start this new project.

Carol Mathers said...

OMG! That is lovely! such a huge commitment! so impressive! Wonderful Bonnie! Way ta Go!!!

quiltyVal said...

Oh Bonnie, that is so unbelievably beautiful! I just love it, you are so very talented!

JoyceT said...

Congrats. I know it has been a long road....

JoyceT said...

... oh, and don't you think it needs more borders? :)

JoyceT said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Carolyn Sullivan said...

OH MY! it's like we were watching it grow! maybe a slide show of it's developemnt! LOL it's really beautiful!

Barbara B said...

Thrilling!

~Joan said...

Keep stitching along! You are almost to the end of this fantastic journey! Looks beautiful. Love the pattern. The places that quilt top has seen. I have even touched it! When we (Susie and I) met you out in western NC you showed me how to do one hexie, and I hand-cut and hand-stitched my own Grandmother's Flower Garden starting right after that. Just finished hand quilting mine...see it on my blog...www. shelbystitcher. blogspot. com!

susan said...

Wow, this has been a great few weeks for you...a check from the airlines and finishing your hexie quilt! What's next?

Donna said...

That is absolutely stunning! You have persevered and will soon reap the reward of a gorgeous quilt for your bed. Your Toyota dealer waiting area looks almost exactly like mine! Perhaps I should take hand sewing while I am waiting also?! Maybe I could end up with the reward of a finished quilt too! Thanks for sharing!

teachpany said...

That is truly stunning and I love the classic quilt with the modern cars pic. Congrats on the finish. It take is outstanding.

WhiteStone said...

Fantastic accomplishment...and the photo in the Toyota dealership just made me smile! Those fancy cars...upstaged by a quilt. lol

ewecan said...

Beautiful. The quilt looks awesome--it just sparkles with all the different shades of colours.

cityquilter grace said...

so, so gorgeous, what an accomplishment, a true heirloom

Man for all seasons said...

Aren't you the cheeky one, spreading your quilt out all over the dealership floor!!! But it makes the whole showroom look SO MUCH more interesting! Well done, great project!

ga447 said...

Applause, Applause, what a great accomplishments and you have many on your list.

MrsB said...

I love the top! It's just beautiful. It inspires me to someday try hexies too, though right now I'm a brand-new baby quilter and need to work on some simpler things first.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Congratulations! I have been watching this one for awhile now and glad to see you have finished the top.

Linda H said...

That is just downright gorgeous!! I think you could improve the look of those new cars in the background by draping your beautiful quilt top over them... lol It would go well with the red car on the right!
Congrats!! It must feel SOOO good to be finished!

Helen in the UK said...

Last hexie - woo hoo :)

Jaci Emerson said...

WOW!!! Phenomenal quilt!!

Valerie said...

Woo Hoo!

Sue Monsey said...

I always take hand work with me when I take my car in - it's not often since I drive a Subaru - it's almost always for oil changes and nothing else. I have accomplished quite a bit in these little bits of time, but nothing as beautiful as the quilt you have just finished! If I managed that dealership, I would consider asking you to hang a quilt in the showroom, it would certainly help make them easier to spend time in.

Seeing your finished quilt makes me think I should dig my project back out - but there are those pesky balloon blocks I am trying to finish - only six more of those to go - will finish those first, then back to hexies - this will mean one less UFO at my house if I pursue it this way - lol

Dee said...

Just stunning, Bonnie. Congratulations. You have had some incredible finishes this year - I am so enjoying watching you go!

Sue Monsey said...

Awe ... give them a try - they really aren't hard and it's all hand sewing so if you sew two colors together by mistake, it is easily fixed.

I think the hardest part would be figuring out a design and I have to admit that I have my little flowers going, but have no idea how I am going to connect them yet - I am hoping this is the right way to start out the project. I am relatively new to hand piecing too.

paulette said...

Hey, I heard your "YAHOO" way up here in Canada!! "YAHOOOOO" right back at you!! She is a beauty!
P

Prairie Cricket said...

Dear Ms Bonnie..First of all great finish! All of your quilts are awesome but this one has caught my attention from the first time I spied it on your blog. Your patience is something ~ I'll definitely give you that! So.....what's next thats going to take you millions of hand stitches to do? =)

Kristie said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see the design that you choose for your next hexie quilt.

Faith Kayajian said...

BREATHTAKING!!!

Dee said...

I'm curious - did the employees at the dealership notice what you were doing?

Dee said...

Those of us who have had to pleasure of seeing this when it was a work in progress know how much more stunning it is in person. Surely the good folks at Toyota now know they are in the presence of quilting greatness. I just wonder what non-quilters say when confronted with something this wonderful.

JaneB said...

Wow this is great! That quilt is so beautiful. Send another Iphone o gram if you get to finish it. Has anyone at the dealership asked you about it. What a beautiful sight in such an unexpected place.

Jacqueline said...

Speechless. :0

Theresa Litz said...

WOW.....AMAZING....BEAUTIFUL BEYOND WORDS!!!!

Bonnie said...

Lady you rock. You truly a superstar. What did the people is the dealership say? What did the people who were shopping for cars say? You know you have started something (Michael Jackson song). I need to take my truck in before vacation next week. Maybe if I get my nerve up I will take a picture of my lastest hidden spool top.
As always you are on the cutting edge. Do you have any idea how many places this top have traveled to? Truly amazing.

Carolyn said...

It is wonderful. What a feeling of accomplishment, but of course you have that everyday with all your projects. You really did a big portion since I saw it in January. It looks beautiful.
Yeh!

Anna said...

Beautiful!!! You rock Bonnie!!!!

Debbie Lou said...

Bravo, Bonnie! Great job! It looks fabulous! What an accomplishment!

Jennifer Kinney said...

So beautiful! How long have you been working on this? It has been well worth it. You have inspired so many of us to start working with hexies. Thank you so much!

MaryBeth said...

Gorgeous!!! Kudos to you for sticking with it!!

CindyB said...

What a great accomplishment! Beautiful! Congratulations!

Terri in BC said...

Wow! Congratulations, I have loved following its progress over the last few years. I'm still plugging away at mine, that you inspired me to start (71 of 270 flowers completed). Can't wait to see how you quilt it and finish the edges.

beaquilter said...

this is awesome!

kwiltnkats said...

Bonnie, your quilt has turned out great. What's the next longtime project you'll busy yourself with? Certainly there is something tucked away that will take years of working on and easy to transport. Sandi

RoseofSharonStudio said...

Bonnie, this is absolutely stunning! I am amazed and at a loss for words. Just gorgeous!

gmp said...

WOO HOO!!! Holy Guacamole, this quilt is amazing! Good job, Bonnie!!

Scrappy/Cindy said...

That is sooo beautiful!

Karin said...

Good gravy Girl! Stunning does not even begin to describe it! I am doing the Snoopy Dance with you...for you, since the car dealership may not be the best place to do that. :) What size did that end up being? It looks huge!

Mary Lou Ozburn said...

Fabulous! Finishing any quilt top gives a sense of accomplishment but this must be the highest degree of that feeling.

The last time I was at the Toyota dealership, I was whipping down the binding on a quilt.

Quilting Louise said...

Absolutely beautiful! You have inspired me to try my own hexie project.

Grammy's Quilting Studio said...

I've loved watching your hexes grow and the quilt is beautiful. I have a little hexie project planned for my bus trip to the Houston Quilt Festival in November. I figure I have 16 hours to TX and 16 hours back to spend on some fun handwork. Mona, Melbourne, FL

Sarah said...

Amazingly beautiful!! Thank you for sharing it with us, and congratulations on the accomplishment!

Freda said...

I am amazed Bonnie. I have watched your journey and I would have given up along time ago. Way to go!!!!!

notqnot said...

Beautiful! I am speechless!

Janet O. said...

WAY.TO.GO.BONNIE!!

Sharyn Hutchinson said...

So pretty Bonnie. What a sense of accomplishment you must be feeling. Bravo!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

This is a day to get out of your seat and jump up and down!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

Amy said...

It looks SO AWESOME!!!

Lisa said...

Oh Bonnie, this quilt is beautiful! It is a work of art! Thanks for sharing your progress on it with us. I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt design you use.

Me and My Stitches said...

The ultimate in awesomeness!!

Sue said...

Stunningly gorgeous! I so love that you spread it out on the dealership floor. =)

LintLady said...

Hi Bonnie,
IT IS JUST WOW!
And I think it's typical for you to take the chance to sew and spread the top out where ever you are! I love that! Everyone else wouldn't dare to.Hahaha.
Hugs from Doris

All8 said...

Hooray! Hooray! Go, Bonnie, go!

Judy D in Upstate NY said...

Absolutely wonderful! What a beautiful project! I have to go sit at my Toyota dealer's tomorrow while my Sienna gets an 85,000 mmile tune up and I have run out of hand work to bring. Thinking maybe I should start a hexagon project.

Sally Poll said...

Beautiful, absolutely stunning.

Linnie Quilts said...

Oh. My. Goodness. OMGoodness! BEAUTIFUL!!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness! congratulations! did anyone there do the "happy I've finished a long project dance" with you?
I have to say these pictures do not show the beauty of this quilt top......in person it is just divine!

Congratulations Bonnie! Happy Sewing

Charlotte said...

Beautiful addition to the dealership decor. love it so much, can't wait to touch it in person.

Mary Ellen said...

Fantastico! Magnifico! What size are those hexies? They look tiny.

Sara Fiedler said...

Congratulations on a job well done....UNBELIEVABLE!!! OUTSTANDING!! How will you quilt it??

J-Nessa said...

Too funny! I bet that's a first for the car dealership (: What a great quilt top. I'm glad I can enjoy looking at the results of those who are insane enough to do the tiny work. Someday, perhaps (when pigs fly, etc), I'll tackle something in that realm.

saraann50 said...

Love it!!!!

LornaO said...

So Beautiful! I love the photo with the new cars in the background.

Karen said...

Whoo hooo0 Bonnie, you did it! What an absolutely beautiful quilt!

dorothy said...

WOW, it has turned out so great! I am surprised someone there didn't want it!! (I do!) LOL

Aunt LeAnn said...

Oh that looks so good. In a book anytime soon? I just love hexies. Thanks for the picture.

joyce g said...

Amazingly beautiful!!!!! A treasure for sure!

Machelle said...

Wow!!!! This is beautiful:)

Carolyn Edwards said...

Bonnie, Your quilt is Gorgeous!! You always are on the lookout for treasures from long ago quilters...can you imagine the pride your
great grandchildren will have when they show this someday. A true
heirloom.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Hexis are so so sooo easy to sew and you get perfectly matched seams every time. If you can whip stitch then you can do hexis! They're portable so you can work on them anywhere (Bonnie proved that!!). Love my hexis...I take my "project in a box" with me everywhere. Keeps me sane. And out of trouble ;)

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Wow wow wow!!!!! Can't wait to see how you quilt it!! It's gorgeous and I'm cracking up at you spreading it out at the car dealership! :D

Julierose said...

Gosh, Bonnie--This is just so gorgeous!! WOW--stunning piece..Julierose

Cindy, The Purple Quilter said...

Whoooo Hooooooooooo!!!! Way to go BONNIE!!! You are the star of the hour, but then again, you are the star of every hour! LOL! Just ate chocolate so I am extra silly!!! :) So happy you finished your hexies. Now...to keep working on mine....

Deb Marshall said...

Hi Bonnie - WOW is all I have to say... how beautiful! Been working on and off on my hexie project for almost a year now and this puts mine to shame! Congrats!

ritainalaska said...

congrats! beautiful piece of work ... have enjoyed the posts when you showed this to us as you worked on it. got me going on a hexie project, thanx for the inspiration!

sandra said...

beautiful bonnie
PS I enjiyed you on quiltcam yesterday(in Australia) Beautiful sunny day here!

Quilty Ramblings said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Congratulations on a massive finish

agree with the progress slide show

what will the next "waiting" project be??

Paula said...

WOW! What an awesome piece of work! It is stunning. I wonder... what design will you use to quilt it?
What size were your hexies?
Awesome, truely awesome! Congrats!

Patchwork Penguin said...

it is lovely.... and I can only imagine being there and seeing it spread out on the floor... I'd pay more attention to it than the cars

Suzanne said...

Fabulous!

Mary said...

It is a wonder to behold all laid out like that. Congrats on getting to the end of this quilt's Journey! Hope the car is fixed up quick now.

Mimi said...

You Rock Girl !!!! and you have perseverance.

momto1 said...

Unbelievable. That is just stinkin' gorgeous. If you're looking for a home for it...I have one! Just sayin'...

JeniceD said...

I was hoping you would choose the hexies! It is beautiful!

diana569 said...

WOW! What an amazing accomplishment! Ana, a beautiful quilt!

Maree in NC ☺ said...

Absolutely gorgeous ~ that is, by far, the prettiest thing I've ever seen on a showroom floor!!! Way to go on your fabulous finish!!! ☺

Eileen said...

WOW! what a georgous quilt. All laid out like that. Perfect backdrop. It does look like it is finished. Anything else to do with it except to quilt. How are you going to do that.? Eileen

Centergranny said...

Absolutely gorgeous and Congratulations!!! This is one beautiful piece of art! Whats next? Hand quilting it? LOL

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sew lovely! What a great design!

Pat Glass said...

Bonnie, Congrats on finishing your Hexie... It is just beautiful. Guess now you will have to start a new one to travel with you, hope it doesn't take 13 years to complete. you are so very talented....Thanks for sharing with us at Bluegrass Quilt Festival and giving us tips on doing hexies...

Karen in Kentucky said...

Oh that's a WOW! I had never seen anything but the white and red edge! Love the star in the center. Is this one of your free patterns???

Cindy said...

Wow! Beautiful, Bonnie :)

daveandlo said...

Wow!! Love the picture of the quilt with the cars in the background.

Lois

judyjj said...

Wowity wow!

Roberta said...

Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! Do you plan to do another hexagon quilt??? If so do you know the pattern yet??? I have so many here already cut but never get the sewing done. sigh.....
Hugs!!!!

sally said...

Hey Bonnie, I was just thinking maybe you should add an outer border to your hexie quilt....that would finish it off nicely. Oh, I'm just kidding. You're finished! It's beautiful! (Have you counted how many little hexagons are in it??) Congratulations! And I do have a question and hope it's not too "dumb"....do you have to quilt this?? How would you do that?

Teresaquilts said...

what a beautiful accomplishment, I know I don't have that much staying power. how long have you worked on this I know I have followed in a long time. again just beautiful.

Elaine said...

Bonnie

While I LOVE the quilt - I love the SETTING (the fact that you took that picture in the dealership. Beautiful quilt.

Jennie said...

How gorgeous! It has been a journey watching your progress on this hexie quilt and it inspired me to begin a few months ago on making my own. I work on my hexie's whenever I can grab a spare moment. I keep all the fixin's in a table drawer in the living room and just grab one up whenever I am going to sit there for more than 10 minutes. I take a bag I made up with me whenever I travel. I have about 25 flowers made up so far. Thanks for inspiring me!

Becky G said...

I agree wholeheartedly! And Karen, ever since i saw your darling "box" i've been looking for my own cue little container for my " project in a box" & will ditch my ziplocks! B

Becky G said...

A work of art. Beautiful. Classic & so contemporary! Kudos and standing ovation. One aspect of your designs i so love is how graphic and crisp they are. Everytime i see your work it is a revelation, an inspiration and a learning experience! Thanks for sharing your journey with us... Such generosity.

TheaM said...

woot woot!!! you did it!!! LOVE that hexie - will you publish it?

love that photo shoot location, too! Sew glad you shared this.

I'll be at the FORD dealership for several hours tomorrow... wish I had something that impressive to photograph & share!

Melissa said...

Love it! I have been working on my hexie project for abt 10yrs, I would be finished if my interest just stayed with it. This summer I made a lot of progress on it, and I even completed a lot of flower sections during Quilt Cam time :-) I love your design, and so many times I think about starting something similar... but considering how long this current project has taken me, I've decided to continue with it and not start a new one. If I was a hand piecing speedster/or if I did it more often, that'd be one thing. I have to know my limits and just admire other hexie quilts for now :-) But when I finish, I may start a new one!

Beth said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!! That is just so fantastic. I mean I knew it would be having seen it as it grew, but wow. Thanks for sharing.

Lkekko said...

Oh Dear I was just hoping that you weren't going to let the cars run over the quilt... Than I did read your post. LOL Love the quilt.

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Very impressive work! About this time last year, I was sewing (and blogging about) a hexagon quilt, made of way, waaaay less hexagons than that. Beautiful, beautiful.

Prairie Cricket said...

What lessons were learned from the very first stitch to the last?

Shar said...

That is just amazingly beautiful! I love the red! I want to start a Hexie project. I have some old grandma gardena that I found that need to be put together. But I would like to start my own! Not sure where to start?!