The green hexagon quilt is finished. It started with the leftover 2 inch squares. Putting those together into 4 patches and then laying them out on the design wall in a pleasing pattern.
Here is a close up of the free motion machine quilting. I couldn't decide on 1 pattern, so I took the advice of Leah Day in her FMQ project and freehand drew different designs for the center hexagons. What a fun project.
I used the new marking pens that I got from Jill Schumackers web site. One of my quilting thereapist friends was talking about how good they were at the last meeting and I had to try. To get rid of the marking lines, I threw the quilt in the washing machine and soaked it. The blue lines disappeared.
This is the edge of the quilt with just straight line quilting. I know that I have to improve my straight lines. That was one of the comments that I received from a judge. I think she said "Straight lines should be straight." Criticism hurts, but she was right. It's something I need to improve on. These were done with a walking foot, so the tension on the quilt is pretty good.
I think I'm going to make another quilt with this pattern. I enjoy making hexagons. Before I start on the next quilt though, I've got to be sure to have good templates before I get too far.