Saturday, July 7, 2012

Ambitious!! Hexagon Baby Quilt - Part 1

Over the past few months, I have fallen in love with English paper pieced hexagons.  I have made a few items so far (including this mug rug), but nothing very big.

This summer, I will be in New York visiting my family for 3 weeks and won't have my sewing machine (sniff, sniff!).  I knew I needed a hand sewing project to keep me from going crazy productive, so I decided hexies would be the perfect thing.

I found out that a friend of mine is pregnant with her 2nd child (due in February), so I decided to make her a hexagon baby quilt.  It's too early to know if it's a boy or a girl yet, but I'm going to take my chances on "girl" and start making this:

I only have 1" hexagon templates, so it will take 371 of those little beauties to make what is shown above.  I'm hoping this will be a decent size baby quilt (I haven't done all the math yet to figure out just how big it will be) but if it's too small, I'll add more green around the outside, or maybe a few rows of the light pink to frame it.  I'm planning to bind it in the same dark pink I use for the flower centers.  

As of now, I'll need 13 dark pink centers, 78 light pink petals and (gulp!) 280 greens for the background. I'm planning to use many different green fabrics for the background but I'm using all stash fabric in 2012, so I'll have to see how many I can find in my stash that work together.  Green is so hard to match, but my fingers are crossed. 

Next steps: Fabric selection and cutting.  Lots and lots of cutting!

~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kat ~


  1. Oh, you're daring in both doing the hexagon quilt and going with a "girl!" But, heck, I always say, "who decided what colors should be boy or girl anyway!" I just go with what I feel is telling me to choose:-)
    Have fun cutting out!

  2. Girl you're my twin, it's spooky! I've just ordered Tacha Bruecher's 'Hexa - go go' book for the express purpose of trying out hexies:) Those numbers are daunting - what's your hexie PB so far? I definitely think I can run faster then I can hand sew. Good luck!

  3. Wow it's going to look great. Looking forward to seeing your progress with it. good job it's not me making it or else the poor thing would be getting it for it's 18th birthday. LOLLLL

  4. Hi Kat! Wow that is an ambitious project. Nothing better in the world than a new baby!! I love the pattern. 371 Hexies is an amazing number!!!

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