Quilt As You Go Hexagon Quilt
I have been crazy for hexagons lately. I have seen so many hexagon quilts that I wanted to make. I also am intrigued with the Quilt As You Go process. Where I live it has gotten pricey to have a quilt quilted by someone with a long arm quilter. I like the idea also of completely making the quilt myself. Recently I have been traveling and these wonderful little hexies were so much fun to sew on the go.
Step One:The templates
I went old school on this quilt in a couple of ways. I did not buy a plastic template for this quilt. I downloaded a hexagon template here and cut it out of heavy paper. I then cut a pattern for the back of the hexagon. I did this the old school way also. I cut it one inch larger on all sides.
Step Two: Cutting the fabric and batting
I cut all of the fronts as I organized my fabric one day. I cut the fronts out of my scraps from other quilts and projects. The back I wanted uniform. I cut the batting mostly from scraps of batting left over from other projects.
Step Three: Making the hexagons
I used clips to get my hexagons ready to sew. I used this project as a quilt to make when I was on the go. I hand sewed the hexagons. Using all black and white dots made hiding my stitching really easy.
Step Four: Sewing the hexagons together
The beauty of making the backing of the hexagons uniform is that when they are sewn together the stitching is almost invisible. I used a zig zag stitch to sew the hexagons together.
The hexagons are a perfect place to show off decorative stitches. This quilt was made by my sister-in-law and she also added details to the back of the hexies.
This quilt was made for a wedding present. The names of the bride and groom were stitched into the back of the quilt along with the date of the wedding.