Hexagon quilt is finished!

All done!

Hexagon Baby Quilt

It measures 40″ x 40″ – perfect for a baby quilt.

Hexagon Baby Quilt

I used the 4.5″ template from here. After sewing together the columns of hexagons, I off set them so that the color hexagons would be surrounded in white half hexagons.

Then, being inspired by this and this, I gave “pebble” quilting a shot. I’m super happy with the results!

Hexagon Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail

I think that it works well on a really simple quilt pattern, like this one, but would overwhelm a quilt top that is more involved. I do love it though and I’m certain to do it more on other quilts that I think it’ll work on.

Hexagon Baby Quilt - quilting detail

Boy does it use a lot of thread… 11 bobbins for this little baby quilt!

30 Responses to “Hexagon quilt is finished!”

  1. Shannon July 17, 2009 at 7:41 am #

    11 bobbins! WOW! It turned out absolutely lovely, though!

  2. Ann Champion July 17, 2009 at 8:01 am #

    I LOVE that pebble quilting! Your hex quilt is so pretty and I love the setting that you chose. :)

  3. Cate July 17, 2009 at 8:30 am #

    That’s a whole lotta thread! But it looks beautiful, so it’s worth it.

  4. Amanda July 17, 2009 at 9:09 am #

    It is amazing! A quilt like this is going on my (very long) to do list!

  5. Cristin July 17, 2009 at 9:10 am #

    Gorgeous! Dang, 11 bobbins of thread – thats gotta be a record :-) I’m totally gonna try it though! Well done~

  6. Allie July 17, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    Looks great. I like the quilting.

  7. RosaMaria July 17, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    it is lovely!!!

  8. Audrie July 17, 2009 at 9:14 am #

    That’s just gorgeous! And the pebble quilting is so pretty on the quilt :) Love it!

  9. Rita July 17, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    I love this quilt. It’s different, but still looks like you.

    I want to stiple a quilt I’m almost done putting together, but I don’t know how. I’ve done some freehand quilting, but what has me stumped is how you get an even design all over the quilt. Also, do you start in the middle and go out? Can you give me some advice on this? Do you know any good books or blog posts about it?


  10. chris July 17, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    beautiful. you have inspired me to add yet ANOTHER quilt to my list and i haven’t even done my first one yet!!

  11. Stephanie July 17, 2009 at 11:14 am #

    Great job, it’s just adorable! I love how bloggies inspire waves of techniques – wonky, whirlygigs, pebble quilting, hexagons… It sure helps to get me out of any particular rut.

  12. pamela July 17, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    That looks for great. I love Hexagons. They are one of my favorite!!

  13. Corinnea July 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    You are seriously killin me. I love your quilts. If I had more time, I would copy them! As it stands, I live vicariously. Thanks!

  14. Annika July 17, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    The quilting is so nice! The whole quilt is just adorable! Have a great weekend!

  15. Nancy July 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm #


  16. Jackie July 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  17. Isa July 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    Oh, its gorgeous!!

  18. Taylor July 17, 2009 at 2:53 pm #

    wow, this quilt is amazing! I love the pebble quilting!!

  19. jaybird July 17, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

    it looks great… the quilting is perfect!! how long did it take?

  20. Kate July 17, 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    This looks fantastic, the colours are set off beautifully with the white sashing.

  21. eila July 18, 2009 at 2:47 am #

    Just unbelievably beautiful! I love this quilt!

  22. Carol July 18, 2009 at 3:34 am #

    This is fantastic! The quilting is perfect with the pattern.

  23. aimee July 18, 2009 at 3:41 am #

    It is really gorgeous. I love the setting – very original. Great job with the quilting!!

  24. anina July 18, 2009 at 7:52 am #

    Cute! 11 bobbins! Wow! But so worth it.

  25. Jackie July 18, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    It’s gorgeous! I love the close up of your quilting too. I’m always interested in seeing that part of a quilt!

  26. Carrie July 19, 2009 at 6:46 am #

    I love that quilting! This is one of my favorites of yours too.

  27. LizzyM July 20, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    GORGEOUS quilt. I’ve been intimidated by half-hexagons, but your baby quilt is so gorgeous I may just give it a shot. Truly beautiful.

  28. Cheryl Arkison July 20, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    That must be heavy with all that thread, but so gorgeous! One of my favourite of the half-hexagons I’ve seen.

  29. amandajean July 21, 2009 at 7:09 am #

    i do love this quilt!!!! the quilting is great! isn’t it fun to branch out?

  30. jacquie July 21, 2009 at 3:29 pm #

    11 bobbins…i think my hands would fall off! so worth it though. really cute!!

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