Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Snippets Hexagon Quilt

The hexagon quilt is finished.
Very pleased with how this quilt turned out. And it was fun to do!
(Not nearly as tricky as it looks.)
As I was piecing the blocks together, I was really worried about it looking too crazy. But now that it is put together and quilted, I think it looks cool. I used a pattern from American Jane called Merry-Go-Round as my inspiration, but I modified it a little - making it smaller and making the sides straight edges so that I could put a border on. I like the framing and calming effect of the yellow border.
Since this quilt is staying at the store, I just used a solid back - but a fun print from the Snippets collection. I'm not sure yet how I'll put mine together. We'll just have to wait and see!
Since the whole quilt was made from one fabric collection I added this little piece of selvage. I kind of like the effect.
One down!

29 comments:

  1. Uh, is there any chance you could post a tutorial on these hexagons?? LOVE! AMAZING!!

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  2. The quilt looks great! I do like that idea of including the selvadge!

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  3. I love your hexagon quilt! I would love to make one like it sometime. American Jane is one of my favorites.

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  4. This is gorgeous! I particularly like the way you pieced the striped hexagons.

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  5. amaizing!!!! i love the hexagon quilt pattern!

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  6. i really love that quilt! the eclectic patterns really came together nicely.

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  7. That looks awesome! I have a twin size (or maybe large throw size) quilt top pieced in the Merry Go Round pattern, using the Recess line. The pointy edges were holding me back, though. I was NOT looking forward to binding it. Maybe I'll add a border instead!

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  8. Wow.. love this one.. so much summer..:o))

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  9. I LOVE it! I agree--tutorial next! The selvage in the back is a cute touch (not to mention the lovely flower pattern.)

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  10. I have been dying to make that Merry Go round quilt. I like how you varied the widths!

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  11. I LOVE this quilt! The playful fabrics as hexagons really works well--it's retro yet very contemporary. Great idea to include that bit of selvage. Nice work!

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  12. The quilt is simply beautiful! I love all the different colors and patterns, it makes it a real eye catcher. Totally agree with the yellow border. Great job Amy!

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  13. h, i love this one. great job!

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  14. I love your quilt. Great design & color.

    Thanks for sharing. I'd also be interested in a write up (tutorial) on how you made it.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  15. This is so cutest! I love it...you did a great job! Keep up the great work!

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  16. Love this quilt...and the selvedge strip on the back is a great idea!

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  17. Wow! That is one amazing quilt.
    Not sure how hexagons are not difficult...I seem to have a problem with straight strips,LOL.
    Love it.

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  18. Great quilt:) I LOVE the piece of selvage on the back!

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  19. Fabulous quilt!! I love the bit of selvage on the back - as an identifier Good thinking!

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  20. I have that pattern and have wanted to make it. I love how yours turned out! Very cute and fun!

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  21. Joining the chorus: This is my favorite one so far. I don't know if you've ever seen the "circles" that Nana Jean makes, but this quilt looks like the piles of them she's had on her tv tray for as long as I can remember. Someday when you're trying to decide what you should make me when I'm getting married, choose this!

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  22. Fantastic finish! I have that pattern too and I like your straight border. It really does have a calming effect. The little bit of selvage was a stroke of genius. Love the whole thing.

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  23. i love the hexagon quilt! i made one with all jelly roll strips from neptune.. i'll be posting it soon!

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  24. That is so incredibly darling. I love the stripes in the hexagons.

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  25. LOVE the inclusion of the Fabric name on its selvage. Brilliant.
    And the Merry Go Round pattern is terrific with the Snippets collection.
    Also, I appreciate the yellow in the border as it draws from the fabric colors and yet controls all the pattern action. Well done!

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