Can I admit something? Hexagon projects have both intrigued and intimidated me for years. I’m a girl who likes to see results quickly and the idea of spending so much time hand sewing hexagons together has always put me off.
This weekend I ran across a book, Quilt-opedia by Laura Jane Taylor with a hexagon project that helped me break through my hexagon timidity.
Quilt-opedia: The Only Quilting Reference You’ll Ever Need: Laura Jane Taylor: 9781250044792: Amazon.com: Books.
In her featured project, you wrap a larger hexagon around a smaller hexagon with some batting sandwiched in between. She gives you the option of hand sewing them together, but again because of my impatient nature and the fact that I believe a machine stitch will better secure the pieces against the wear that my intended baby blanket may encounter, I have been machine stitching them with a decorative flower stitch.
I am using some Anna Maria Horner Little Folks Voile that I have been holding onto forever and combining them with a peppered cotton in brown/grey. Within a couple hours, the project is well under way. And the best part . . . to finish it off, I will just need to trim to a rectangle and bind. (By the way, these clover wonder clips are the BOMB. This has been my first project using them and I am in love.)
13 thoughts on “Machine Quilt-As-You-Go Wrapped Hexagon Quilt”
Those are gorgeous!!
Thanks for the great pattern and wonderful book. So glad I bought it. 🙂
this is the kind of tiny feedly projects that scare me! you seem to be very patient! (well I guess you have to being a doctor!!) love the end result.
Love your dress series and all of your attention to detail. I’m actually not very patient-seriously this is one of the easiest quilts I’ve worked on lately-a nice surprise. 🙂
What a great way of working with hexagons! I have your same feelings about them, anyhow I started a diamond quilt ages ago that continues to be a work in progress. It’s a great project to carry around, though. I love your choice of fabrics and the end result is lovely.
Ooh, the diamond quilt sounds lovely. My knitting and embroidery compete for my couch time(which is rare). Would love to see your quilt
In awe! You just bought that book on Saturday!! You are amazing and so is your quilt!
I really love how they look! I would love try to do it!
You should. I would love to see what you come up with.
Oh my god these look AMAZING! I too love the look of hexies but don’t think it’s the type of thing I’d enjoy making. I’m going to have to look into this kind though. Can’t wait to see it finished!
this will be simply spectacular when done and a great size for a baby too. Great twist on hexies as well. Can’t wait to see it done.
Your bias tape corners are done perfectly ! I think I’m a little jealous!
I haven’t seen this before since I didn’t follow you back then, but I’m loving it! You wrote a tutorial about this in 2014 and it’s a big insta hipe right now from other designers. Maybe you should bring your tutorial back :o)