April OMG – Hexagon Baby Quilt Top
Good morning and happy April! Wasn’t March just THE longest month ever? We’re all out on the other side and we’re not sorry to see March go. Nothing personal against the month – after all, our newest great-nephew was born on the 11th. Thankfully, it is time to set a new One Monthly Goal (OMG) for April and share it on Patty’s Elm Street Quilts linky party. We’re going to concentrate on a hexagon baby quilt top.
Hexagon Party Time
We’ve been seeing loads of different hexagon projects on Pinterest and in friends’ blog posts. I wasn’t drawn to shape or even a project until Vicki shared her snowman table topper that we had to sew for ourselves. It was followed in short order by our penguin table topper, which is a cute winner in my book. Suddenly, Sue’s boss was expecting a baby in June and their favorite theme is the hexagon. A pattern without y-seams was a necessity and Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair shared the perfect tutorial for our needs.
Hexagon Fabrics and a Template
Sue asked her boss what colors they had in mind for their hexagon theme. After a short discussion, we chose the Stonehedge fabrics shared above. For a template, I drew a half-hexagon shape in Word, printed it out, and then drew it on a sturdy file folder. Five-inch strips were cut from each of the fabrics and a rotary cutter was used for the angled sides. Sue and her co-worker, Rosalie, set about laying out the half-hexagon wedges in a pleasing pattern. Once stacked into rows, it was my turn to begin the sewing process – here’s a peek at the first three rows.
Hexagon April OMG
For our April OMG project, we will sew the half-hexagon shapes into a quilt top. We haven’t decided if we will add borders or not – the original inspiration did not have borders. Starting to quilt this piece once it’s together would be a bonus but it’s not anticipated at this point. Thanks to Patty for the linky party and the inspiration to set our One Monthly Goal.
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