Finish It Up Friday ~ Dutch Hexies!

After 20 years, this UFO is DONE! It seems quite fitting that this is my last finish for the decade!

You may remember that it looked totally different at the beginning of the year.

I was never happy with it, and I finally decided to take it apart and try again. Now it is finally done. It is handpieced, except for the borders, and machine quilted.

I purchased these fabrics in Amsterdam in 1999. I started piecing the flowers soon after.

I’m still not 100% happy, but I think my fear of ruining these special fabrics kept me paralyzed. Now I can enjoy them on a wall instead of in a box.

I’m not happy with my machine quilting in the hexies, but I love the border.

Finished is definitely better than perfect. Have a great day!

Linking up with Alycia Quilts , Confessions of a Fabric Addict

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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20 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Dutch Hexies!

  1. grannyandpoppy says:

    So pretty, well done!

  2. Sue says:

    Its absolutely gorgeous Katy, i hope you do enjoy it!

  3. anudge says:


  4. Lovely finish–the quilting is gorgeous

  5. lois92346 says:

    It’s FABULOUS, Katy! The border is a perfect compliment to the hexies. Well done and well worth the 20 year wait!

  6. Diane Muldoon says:

    A wonderful job! Great quilt great quilting great pictures!!

  7. Anneke Hoogland says:

    With pleasure did I follow the growing of your Dutch hexies !
    The result is beautiful: a strong quilt, nice colors , very nice quilting!
    Thank you Katy.

  8. Vivian B. says:

    A wonderful finish! Especially feels good when it is long awaited. You are right, it’s the perfect end to 2019!

  9. Sandra B says:

    Love this quilt! Could you tell us the finished size?
    It doesn’t matter how long it took… The end result is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Li says:

    Your long experience making quilts is showcased with this piece. It turned out very well. May I ask the size of the quilt please?

  11. Oh I think that is gorgeous!!! and yes – it will be much more enjoyed if it is out of a box! That quilting in the borders – stunning!

  12. Dortha says:

    Such a pretty quilt. I love the quilting.

  13. Gretchen says:

    I think the hexies look fine, I love the border quilting! What a lovely project to end the year and decade with. Happy Stitching!

  14. Sandi says:

    You have done an amazing turnaround on that quilt! It’s just beautiful. Hugs,

  15. LoriD@Humblequilts says:

    I LOVE it! Good for you for finishing it up!!

  16. Judy Blauer says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful! I like the revised version!

  17. Kathy D. says:

    What a special quilt! Very appropriate that you started it in the last century and are finishing it at the end of the second decade of the new one.

  18. Renea Yarolim says:

    Love your quilt. I am tempted to start a new hexi quilt (I have made one already). thanks for sharing.

  19. Val W says:

    That looks so pretty – it looks like it belongs on the front cover of a book about vintage quilts.

  20. Elizabeth T. says:

    Beautiful! I love it and don’t see anything wrong with your did a wonderful job!

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