Hexagon Flower Garden by Bluebirdsews

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Sexy hexy love
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-03-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-05-31T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I am making this quilt for a good friend. We are bartering actually. She did some amazing website work for me and I am making her a quilt in return. She chose the pattern for this quilt; the Sexy Hexy Love pattern by Amy Butler (available free online). I had made this pattern once before in reds and white and she was drawn to the graphic nature this excellent pattern yields. 
The fabric choices were based on the bold colors and prints she liked from samples in my stash. Once I knew what she liked I went to the fabric store and had too much fun wandering the bolts and putting different prints together. It is rare I go shopping for a single quilt, most of my quilts happen from fabric on hand. 
Sewing this hexagon top was easier the second time around. I knew to watch my angles and how the hexagons fit together. I made sure to press seams open and flat and adjust if anything was off. It made final construction much simpler; especially with the y-seams. But luckily there are only about 10 y-seams all together because of the size of the blocks. 
I am in process of straight line quilting the top in a simple but awesome design that I will add more about once it's finished. 
Finished quilt measures aprox. 70" x 74".
5/4/2013: This quilt top is all quilted up in lots of diamonds and a little free motion flower in the center hexie. I made a scrappy binding out of the side trimmings and it's ready to be bound! 
5/31/13: Finally got pictures taken of this quilt and now to package it up and send it off!

Pictures

Hexagon Quilt Top
Hexagon Quilt Fabrics
Hexagon Quilt Plans
Hexagon Quilt Detail
Hexagon Quilt top in Progress

Loves

Kat
yarninaround
craftyjulz
ReapWhatIveSewn
DM82
Aizome
Thimblehollow
True
Starspry
Rebecca

Comments

Mymble

Really nice- this pattern goes on my bucket list! Love your fabric choices too!

Bluebirdsews

Mymble Thank you!

Whatthebobbin

Fun mix of prints...very pretty :)

nathessey

This is beautiful!

Sewbusy64

wow....love the colors

Bluebirdsews

Sewbusy64 nathessey Whatthebobbin Thank you ladies!!!!!!

Rebecca

Great fabrics!

Mary

This is so lovely...so bright and cheerful!

SewTam

Wonderful bright and cheery fabrics - great pattern choice for a happy spring quilt. You did a lovely job.

Sblprl1

Love it!

Bluebirdsews

Sblprl1 SewTam Mary Rebecca
Thank you for the wonderful comments ladies! I am lacking motivation to finish up the quilting but hopefully I can get some time soon!:blueheart blueheart:

Sblprl1

Bluebirdsews Don't worry about it, work on what feels inspiring right now. I have piles of unquilted tops.

SewTam

Bluebirdsews Take one little bite at a time - if you are able to leave it out where you can pick it up for five or ten minutes and then move on to something else, you will be surprised at how quickly it will be finished. I am ADD (not diagnosed but my husband says I have the attention span of a three year old); I often have many different projects going and I insist on making myself do something for only a few minutes so I can make a wee bit of progress and then next thing I know it's all finished! You will be so pleased with this when it is finished, it will be worth eating the elephant one bite at a time!

twistedandloose

Beautiful. Love the vibrant colors you selected.

Bluebirdsews

twistedandloose SewTam Sblprl1 thanks so much! This was such great advice. I did put it down for a while but then got the inspiration to finish it up; which only took an hour! Now just to sew on the binding.

Quilterinmotion

Lovely colors; great Amy Butler design. Well, done Bluebirdsews . I love using up leftover quilt fabric for the binding.

Seeneed

Great fabric choices and the pattern is amazing. Your friend is gonna love it.

Bluebirdsews

Seeneed Quilterinmotion Thanks so much ladies! I am so happy to have this done and almost ready to send across the country to be loved. I just need to wash it and package it up!

True

What a beautiful quilt!

Bluebirdsews

True Thanks, and it's finished!

Sblprl1

Bluebirdsews Congratulations on finishing! It turned out very charming! It is nice to cross something off the list.

Bluebirdsews

Sblprl1 Thanks! It feels really good to cross off the list!

Tracy

What a great quilt. Love the pattern and fabrics!

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