Sunday, 17 February 2013

Hexagon Quilt

I made this quilt a while ago for my little girl.
It is hand pieced and hand quilted.  The fabric is Love u by Deb Strain for moda.  It was made from a jelly roll.  It was the first jelly roll I ever bought so I didn't know much about machine piecing then.  So I cut it all up and made hexagons.
I made up the design.  The pale pink dot fabric is from spotlight and I used two fat quarters of it. That was all I had and I just managed to get enough hexagons out.  I don't know where the white is from but it was in the stash.  It is ribbed and a bit too thick really as it was rather hard to sew.
The backing is ikea fabric and the binding is from delilah by tanya whelan. For the hexagons I do not have a plastic template to work from.  I used word and I drew hexagons and printed out the pages and cut them out.  I tack the fabric to them and do not use adhesive.
I also made a cushion with the same love u jelly roll.  I just did it random patchwork and quilted it by machine using a swirly freehand pattern.
I did round corners on the quilt and I love them.  It means you have to use bias binding which is a pain, but looks so cute rounded.
The chair is painted my favourite colour.


  1. It looks great. Phew, all hand done, huh? Way to go! Pretty combination of colors and binding.

  2. Wonderful quilt, I have never ever tried hexagons. But when I see your quilt, all the hard work is worth it. Lovely choice of colors!
    Stopping from Plum and June

  3. That is really pretty. What a great idea to use a jelly roll. Very nice work!

  4. this quilt is darling. if you don't mind, what size hexagons papers did you use?
    thanks julie

  5. Hi Julie, I made the templates myself and each side is just over 1", or about 27mm.