Sunday, September 26, 2010

Help me to quilt this wallhanging, please.

I'm sure this is the longest I've ever gone without writing. Such a busy month. We're in the middle of the Sukkot holiday and have a big bunch of relatives coming for a BBQ today.

On September 5th, my daughter was ready to go to work in the morning at the hospital she works in, but changed directions and decided to go to the delivery room instead! My third grandchild, second grandson, was born that day. I was supposed to be at the delivery, as I was last time, but they called me too late and I couldn't get there in time. It's a two hour ride. From the hospital, I took home my granddaughter and the others followed two days later. Rosh Hashana followed the next day after that. Then the brit milah and festive meal to celebrate it. The next day they went home and I went with them, until Yom Kippur. A few days after that, they came back for the beginning of the Sukkot holiday. Holiday still going on until the end of this week. Busy enough for you?

I was going to wait until I had quilted this hexagon selvage wallhanging to show it to you, but it's still hanging on my design wall, waiting for me to figure out how to quilt it. I'm really stumped, so would welcome any ideas you have.

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  1. Fun hexagons done with selvages. I'm still saving them, but not quite sure what I'm going to do with them.

  2. Congratulations on your new grandson - is that his big sister? They're both so beautiful!
    I love your wallhanging, not sure about the quilting - I think I would keep it simple - I don't think it will show much.

  3. Your grandbabies are beautiful! I, too have a hexagon project that is awaiting quilting. What if you stitched an arc from point to point, on the inside of each hexagon? When you get down it should look like flowers where the hexagons meet. (I can draw it better than I describe it.)

  4. Congratulations on the new grandbaby.

    love the quilt. It is all straight lines, I think you need some curves or swirls in the quilting to give it movement.

  5. Congratulations!!
    Maybe do some cross hatching on your quilt. It sure is neat looking!

  6. Thanks for the chance to win and visit your blog.

  7. I have been peeking around your blog...wonderful projects! This is my favorite! I would stitch in the ditch in hexagon shapes...very fun!

  8. Mazel Tov from the Quilting Corner. Such welcomed news.
    The kids are beautiful. Best wishes to the family.

  9. What a great way to use salvage edges! I would probably stitch in the ditch around the hexies too!

  10. I love the way you used the selvages to make the hexagons. Lovely. Not sure you can go wrong however you do the quilting.

    Congrats on the new grandbaby!

  11. Congratulations on your new grandson!

    Your selvage hexagon quilt is stunning!


  12. What a cute baby!!! Mazal Tov, Mazal Tov!
    May you always have only nachas from your children.
    Love the wallpaper "quilt".

  13. Congratulations on your new family member. Love the selvage quilt. Maybe use the traditional quilting 1/4" inside each of the hexagon shapes? Simple, but really the liveliness is going on in the strips within each shape. Show us when you decide.

  14. Beautiful children. I love your selvage hexagons. What a great idea. Maybe you could quilt 1/4 inch in from the edge of each one.

  15. Beautiful idea to combine selvages and hexagons. I love the careful color combinations.

  16. I love your hexagon wallhanging...just lovely! I will never forget my time in Jerusalem...It must have changed since i was living there years ago.

  17. This hexagon selvedge quilt is gorgeous. I would probably stitch in the ditch. You want to keep it simple so the hexagon is the focal point - not the actual quilting stitches. Let us know what you finally decide.

    Your grandchildren are adorable K'H.

    I expect to attend a family simcha in J'lem this summer. While there I want to visit quilt shops, visit injured soldiers, learn in a women's seminary, and do some touristy stuff.

    My email is dorisjaffe613 at

  18. I love this beautiful hexagon wall hanging and seeing as I am a collector of selvages as well. I can't begin to tell you what a great idea as well as a charming way to use up your selvages. I LOVE YOUR WORK....I agree that the simpler method of stitch in the ditch would enhance the hexagons instead of overpowering them. This is beautiful.....oh wait, I think I mentioned that already.

    What a beautiful picture you have showing of your new grandson.


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