Disclosure: Crafterhours‘ Susan provided one of the the I Spy charm packs to me. I was gonna buy it anyways though, but full disclosure ‘n’ all that, yo.
It’s been a year. A YEAR! My baby is one, and for his gift, I gave him a quilt that was just shy of a year in the making.
One hundred thirty-eight 2 1/4 inch hand-sewn hexagons. Now I know others have sewn hexagon quilts so much faster, but I only worked on it when I couldn’t get to my machine. I was trying to keep it a leisurely.
A purist would insist on quilting and finishing this blanket by hand as well, but, truth be told, I’m kinda done with hand piecing for a while. English Paper Piecing doesn’t fit the Go-Go-Go! speed of life now that Vinny is mobile and oodles of trouble.
Crazy kid, he doesn’t sit still for a second.
So, with the quilt top done, I wanted to quilt and finish the blanket by machine, and I wanted to keep the hexagon edges, but without any binding.
I’ll share how I finished it in another post. [Edit: here it is!]
In the meantime, happy birthday, kiddo! You definitely contribute to the crazy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
… fabrics used…
- “Alloy” and “Eden” Spoonflower I Spy Assortment Sets from the Crafterhours Shop
- Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda (for outer columns)
- quilt backing unknown, purchased at JoAnn Fabrics