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Scrappy Giant Hexagon quilt

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt

Three cheers for a LONG overdue finish. This is a quilt that has been on my bucket-list for a long time. It’s based on a Sandy Klop pattern called Merry-Go-Round. It’s one I’ve wanted to make for years and was way excited when my sister-in-law choose it as the pattern she’d like for their wedding gift. Perfect!

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The only hiccup is that they got married, oh, 15 months ago. Well, better late (and looking fantastic) than never, I always say. ๐Ÿ™‚

The quilting on this was done by Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting. It was a lot of fun to play with the fabrics for this one and just make it a big, scrappy party. My SIL picked the colors and some of the fabrics from my stash, and then I ran with it. Lots of old and new favorites in this one.

I have to say, this is the biggest and most intense quilt I’ve made in a while and, even though I really enjoyed the process, it feels good to finally get ‘er done. This quilt is made using a 60 degree ruler. I modified the original pattern just slightly to make it so that I could get all of my wedges from one strip-set of fabric by cutting the strips down to a 2 1/4” width and then staggering the strips by an inch when I sewed them together. I also used left over wedges to fill in the sides so that I could make them straight. The rest of the construction is the same.

Old truck + Scrappy Hexagon quilt

Happy Wedding Lynn and Eric! Second finish of 2015 and first WIP crossed off the list. Only 47 more WIP’s to go…

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43 Comments

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    Southern Gal
    January 30, 2015 at 9:07 am

    That is truly amazing. I love it.

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    Lisa
    January 30, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Prettiest quilt I've seen in a long time! BEAUTIFUL!

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    MicT
    January 30, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Its beautiful! Well done on finishing another WIP. ๐Ÿ™‚ looking forward to see what else you are finishing off.

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    Thimbleanna
    January 30, 2015 at 9:43 am

    What a great quilt — it's beautiful Amy!

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    Karen - Quilts...etc.
    January 30, 2015 at 9:47 am

    it turned out really great – I love that it is hexagons but made easy for machine sewing. I bet they love it.

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    Jeanne W.
    January 30, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Haha! You make me feel better. I am in the process of making a wedding quilt for my brother and sister-in-law, who got married 5 months ago! I finally finished the blocks and need to add the sashing….It is just sooo big I got burnt out! Yours looks gorgeous and gave me a kick-in-the-pants to get moving on mine!

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    Q @ JAQS
    January 30, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Looks AMAZING Amy!

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    Samantha
    January 30, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I'd happily wait that long for a wedding gift that wonderful!

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    Podunk Pretties
    January 30, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Hip Hip Hooray, just send it my way! wink wink….It's going to be well loved.

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    Laura Chaney
    January 30, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Beautiful quilt! I'm sure the lucky couple will love it.

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    Lisa C
    January 30, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I've had this pattern on my mental list also. Great finish.

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    QuiltCandy
    January 30, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Oh what a beautiful quilt!!

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    tracy_a
    January 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Love this. Gorgeous work!

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    tracy_a
    January 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Love this. Gorgeous work!

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    Funky Kim
    January 30, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Beautiful! And WTG getting a WIP done!<br /><br />Also, congrats on your second place finish in the Craftsy blogger contest. You&#39;re the bomb-diggity!

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    Kitty
    January 30, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    There certainly is something about finally finishing a large quilt that is especially gratifying. Finishing anything is wonderful, but those big boys really feel good!! Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!!

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    BillieBee (billiemick)
    January 30, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I love it!! Congratulations on a finish.

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    Karen
    January 30, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    What a great quilt (as usual)! Congratulations on a beautiful accomplishment.

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    mypiecedlife.com
    January 30, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Your quilt is beautiful! Congratulations on a great finish!

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    Mary on Lake Pulaski
    January 30, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    This is such a great quilt Amy! Your tips for adjustment to the pattern are great – wish I had seen that before I made mine with Authntic because wasting fabric kills me!!

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    CandyR
    January 31, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Beautiful! I love it!

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    Emily Carroll
    January 31, 2015 at 12:39 am

    absolutely love this! adding it to my pinterest inspiration board right now ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Bรฉa
    January 31, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Very beautiful, love it.

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    Rosemary
    January 31, 2015 at 1:50 am

    I love this quilt and the way you finished it. I am working on this quilt at the moment. (Great minds?) It&#39;s fun to make and goes together so nicely. Have half of my hexes done and am loving it. I&#39;m excited to finish mine now. Thank you for sharing yours.

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      Rosemary
      February 1, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      It does go together (the 1/2 hexes) easily but you are right … it is intense and I&#39;m not sure why I suddenly am having issues. /sigh It may be me … lol Ya think? I am still excited about finishing it but I think it&#39;s going to take longer than I thought. This is the year for scrappy quilts for me and this #3 and have a couple in progress. This may be &quot;in progress&quot; longer

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      amy smart
      February 4, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Aww, thank you Rosemary. That is so sweet. Hang in there on this one! Sometimes I need to just step away from a project that is frustrating me for a couple of days… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Swedish Scrapper
    January 31, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Really bold design. Love it!

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    Lauren Deel
    January 31, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Lovely! Great job finishing such an intense quilt! What a lucky couple… (nevermind the tardiness. good things take time.)

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    Sigi G
    January 31, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Love how you color-matched all those lovely fabrics. Beautiful Quilt!

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    Patchwork Reflections
    January 31, 2015 at 9:36 am

    whoa those are giant hexies! very colorful and happy. I like to see quilts outside, great job with the fence and blue truck. Quilts just want some fresh air and sunshine sometimes, <a href="http://patchworkreflections.blogspot.com/2015/01/quilt-talk.html&quot; rel="nofollow">if quilts could talk</a>

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    Pattie
    January 31, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Wow! What a lot of work, but what beautiful results. Congrats!

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    Andrea
    January 31, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful quilt, I love the fun happy colors and fabrics. What a wonderful gift!

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    sandi s
    January 31, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    It&#39;s so pretty! I love it. Hugs,

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    Cindy
    January 31, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Problem is- I don&#39;t think I could give it away. Probably never make another one in my lifetime! haha! I&#39;m sure it will be enjoyed for many years! Wonderful job Amy!!

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    Elaine
    January 31, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Well done and BRAVO! What a happy quilt I love all the colors.

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    Christals Creations
    January 31, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Lovely. I am making a blanket/quilt from fabric people brought to our Godsons Baptism. So far I have done some applique of name and date from the minuscule scraps someone gave. I haven&#39;t figured the rest out yet. Opps. :(<br />

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    Lisa E
    January 31, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, impressive finish! Thanks for the tips of conserving fabric. Good luck on the remaining 47 WIPs! :^)

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    lilyrose
    January 31, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I love those big, bold colors! What a happy quilt! Beautiful.

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    Lilpuddin
    January 31, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    I love your quilt! It&#39;s so colorful &amp; cheery – great work!

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    Elaine Randall
    February 1, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    That is one gorgeous quilt! Love the giant hexies! Love the colors!

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    Lana
    February 1, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Very lovely!!! and Your photos just make it! Your work is stunning…

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    Dominique
    February 3, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Love, Love, Love, Love that quilt. I like the mix of bright, happy colours, the movement… And that picture on the old truck is beautiful!

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