Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hexagon Baby Quilt

My sister-in-law just had a baby girl; I wanted to make a special something to welcome the baby... So I made a quilt.

I don't have a half hex ruler, so I used a 60 degree ruler to cut fabrics for this quilt (don't ask me why I didn't write a tutorial for this... I wasn't thinking... I started the project in the middle of the night... who knows why). When I made a hexagon quilt in the past, it was with the traditional paper piecing method, but this is a quick and easy way to create a hexagon quilt.

After I was all done, I washed the quilt, and used the dryer to dry it. I love how shrinking the fabric helps to hide the imperfections of my machine quiling skill. :)

With the leftovers, I made a mini quilt, so the baby's big sister can have the same quilt to take care of her baby dolls.

I like the picture I took inside, but it wasn't showing the true color of the quilt.

I took some pictures outside; this is the real color of the quilt. I have so much to learn in many areas, but photography is one of the thing thats I want to get better at. Isn't it so tricky sometimes?

I am planning to send them soon. I hope the real mommy and the mini-mommy will love and enjoy the quilts.


21 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

I love the way your quilting makes the hexagons into flowers..very pretty!

jeanetteann said...

How lovely they are,you did a great job. I'd love to know the quick method. I've been making one for years using the tacking and paper method. :)

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Very beautiful! I love it. I love how they look when you shrink them after making them. I'm going to remember that technique - i want to make a quilt of some kind for my girls room

Jenny said...

That is beautiful! I admire how you seem to whip out this beautiful quilts pretty quickly. I've been working on a small one for my SIL's baby and I just find quilting so boring after the initial excitement of putting together the fun elements. :-/

piece peace said...

That is a precious baby quilt. Wow!

Sandy Workman said...

I love it!!! I have got to try a hexi quilt soon!

Sharlyn said...

It's beautiful! I would be interested in learning this technique. Could you do a mini tutorial post about how to cut it out and assemble? Thanks for sharing your talent!

Flowers in the Window said...

Aww.. your quilt is so pretty and I love that you made a little one for big sister :) And I love your quilting. I must try some more freehand quilting sometime. I know what you mean about photos - the colours can come out so different. Maggie xx

Kathy said...

How sweet to include the big sister with a baby doll quilt!

Donna said...

this is such a sweet little baby girl quilt, I love it!

Jolene said...

Awww super cute! I miss quilting! What kind of sewing machine do you have? Mine has kicked the bucket and we're looking to replace it in a few months. I had an old avocado green Kenmore for a few years and in the move across many states, somehow it disappeared! I liked that it wasn't finicky in the least. They just don't make them like they use to!

Charity said...

These are so pretty! I love the quilting on the hexagons.

Tatkis said...

Such a sweet, lovely baby quilt!
Perfect gift!!

Hugs,
Tatyana

nancy said...

So beautiful and perfect for a baby girl!

nancy said...

So lovely! Lucky baby girl to have such a talented aunt.

nancy said...

So beautiful and perfect for a baby girl!

Pamela said...

So so precious. The quilt is beautiful. I never thought about washing it for shrinkage. And I love that the "mini mommy" has one for her baby, too.

Jodi and Jesse said...

She will love it! It's gorgeous!

Maxine said...

I love the quality and design of the qult!! Stunning, my little Girl Hope Faith would love to have that qult for her Baby Alive. What a blessing!!! You are awesome, and the gift is one of a kind!!!!!

Jessica Gomez said...

I really like the way your quilting creates the hexagons into flowers..very pretty and lovely. Grood job!

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ellen said...

I saw both quilts last night -- they are BEAUTIFUL!

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