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!

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  • Shannon

    July 17, 2009 at 7:41 am | Reply

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

  • Ann Champion

    July 17, 2009 at 8:01 am | Reply

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

  • Cate

    July 17, 2009 at 8:30 am | Reply

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

  • Amanda

    July 17, 2009 at 9:09 am | Reply

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

  • Cristin

    July 17, 2009 at 9:10 am | Reply

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

  • Allie

    July 17, 2009 at 9:11 am | Reply

    Looks great. I like the quilting.

  • RosaMaria

    July 17, 2009 at 9:12 am | Reply

    it is lovely!!!

  • Audrie

    July 17, 2009 at 9:14 am | Reply

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

  • Rita

    July 17, 2009 at 9:34 am | Reply

    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?


  • chris

    July 17, 2009 at 9:50 am | Reply

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

  • Stephanie

    July 17, 2009 at 11:14 am | Reply

    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.

  • pamela

    July 17, 2009 at 11:34 am | Reply

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

  • Corinnea

    July 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Reply

    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!

  • Annika

    July 17, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Reply

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

  • Nancy

    July 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm | Reply


  • Jackie

    July 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!!

  • Isa

    July 17, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Reply

    Oh, its gorgeous!!

  • Taylor

    July 17, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Reply

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

  • jaybird

    July 17, 2009 at 8:21 pm | Reply

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

  • Kate

    July 17, 2009 at 10:55 pm | Reply

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

  • eila

    July 18, 2009 at 2:47 am | Reply

    Just unbelievably beautiful! I love this quilt!

  • Carol

    July 18, 2009 at 3:34 am | Reply

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

  • aimee

    July 18, 2009 at 3:41 am | Reply

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

  • anina

    July 18, 2009 at 7:52 am | Reply

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

  • Jackie

    July 18, 2009 at 9:23 am | Reply

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

  • Carrie

    July 19, 2009 at 6:46 am | Reply

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

  • LizzyM

    July 20, 2009 at 9:03 am | Reply

    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.

  • Cheryl Arkison

    July 20, 2009 at 9:51 am | Reply

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

  • amandajean

    July 21, 2009 at 7:09 am | Reply

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

  • jacquie

    July 21, 2009 at 3:29 pm | Reply

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

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