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
Abby Glassenberg says
I love the edges and the hexie on the back! I’ve just started my first hexie quilt and would love tips on how to finish and quilt it like this!
just posted the tutorial! Have fun! It’s a great project!
Jenn AJennuineLife says
This is sooo cool! I love the way you finished it! I’ve been hankering to try my hand at a hexi quilt, but I think I’ll be starting with a pillow or something to get my feet wet!
a pillow is nice way to dip your toes in.
Jodi, I salute your persistence and your commitment! The quilt is absolutely fabulous, and I really like the edges as they are. That last pic of your sun – priceless!!
Olga Becker says
Wow! I am in awe! Seriously amazing!
Happy birthday to your little guy! =) And what a fun quilt.
abby @ thingsforboys says
Love it! Not sure I’ll ever bring myself to trying out some hexies, but your quilt is doing a great job of convincing me. Vinnie is sooo cute!
Molly Campbell says
This is adorable! I seriously loved this quilt so much that I started making one for my little boy that’s turning one this summer. The only problem is that his older brother loves it and wants one for his birthday, which is only 6 weeks after! Ha! But I did have one question – I read your post on binding the quilt, but it didn’t mention how you added the one orange hexagon to the back. I love that and would love to do something similar!
I pressed the fabric into the shape of the shape of the hexagon using one of the hexagon papers as a guide. I removed the paper, then slip stitched it to the quilt back. Does that make sense?
Molly Campbell says
I think so – thank you!