Y’all, this hexagon quilt. You are looking at so many hours of work right here. So. Many. Hours. All hexagons were sewn by hand using a method called English paper piecing.
Hexagon Quilt Love
I’m going to teach you how to do this in future blog posts but for now just bask in the glory of these finished quilt photos. Because every single stitch of this quilt is stitched by hand (thousands and thousands of tiny stitches), it might need to be mended over the years. But I’m ok with that because I’m just so obsessed with the finished blanket. I love it so much I could cry. And while it is absolutely riddled with mistakes it is completely perfect to me and perhaps my favorite thing I’ve ever made. ( I think I say that about every quilt ha! This is the triangle quilt I made for Sally and this is a special sight words quilt I made for Gracie.)
I used 126 different fabrics for this hexagon quilt. 126 beautiful quilters cotton prints. Some from my own stash, others from amazing quilting friends I’ve met over the years. No repeats!
And the backing is 6 different strips of random prints that I just happen to really like. The hexagons on the front are so visually busy I wanted something interesting but more simple on the back.
The bright pink birds are one of my all time favorite prints in this hexagon quilt!
I made my own 2.5” binding like I usually do and machine bound the quilt too. My hand binding just doesn’t ever feel secure and this quilt needs to be tough for lots of washing.
Have a wonderful weekend!