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!


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

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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    Southern Gal
    January 30, 2015 at 9:07 am

    That is truly amazing. I love it.

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    January 30, 2015 at 9:36 am

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

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    January 30, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Its beautiful! Well done on finishing another WIP. 🙂 looking forward to see what else you are finishing off.

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    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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    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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    January 30, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Oh what a beautiful quilt!!

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    January 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Love this. Gorgeous work!

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    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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    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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    January 30, 2015 at 6:51 pm

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

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    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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    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 🙂

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    January 31, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Very beautiful, love it.

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    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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      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… 🙂

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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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    January 31, 2015 at 10:09 am

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

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    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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    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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    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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    January 31, 2015 at 8:41 pm

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

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    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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    February 1, 2015 at 10:51 pm

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

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    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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    June 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    Hey girl! I am in love with this quilt. I bought fabric, the pattern, ruler etc. I cut a set of leftover strips down to 2 1/4 but I am stuck on how big you made the triangles…I know this is probably a no brainer for you but I am completely stuck as a new quilter…help please! Thanks

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      Amy Smart
      July 1, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      So sorry for the delayed reply – (I’m finally catching up on comments made while we were on our trip.) I apologize if I’m way too late! I just line up my triangle ruler/template with the tip going 1/4″ above the top edge of the strips. Then rotate the triangle the other direction and do the same thing. As long as the triangles are all the same size, you’ll be fine. I hope that helps!

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    October 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    When I looked at the pattern that you referenced, it appeared to only show the center hexagon with the hexagon border around it. Looking at yours, it appears to have two outer borders. I am sorry, but an extreme newbie so not sure if I am making sense. Maybe this refers to your moving over 1/2 inch? I didn’t follow that. On the above comment, I assume you are saying you modified the original pattern so you didn’t have to cut all the strips but could use precut ones? Thank you for ANY clarification you can add!

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    October 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks so much! That does help! ……. a little nervous about trying it, but I LOVE the way yours turned out, and my daughter is crazy about hexagons! Thank you!

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    June 22, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    I am a total fan of colour, quilting – especially hexagon’s! Loved reading about your Giant Hexagon quilt, the photography is stunning too! Thanks very much for sharing your project. All the best, Jay @ thesewingwren

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