Honeycomb quilt ~ revealed!

And now that the birthday has finally arrived, and the gift given, I can share!

Birthday girl

My Honeycomb quilt, that I started back in July, which the youngest daughter, birthday girl, helped me to design has been gifted. It was based on a quilt in Malka Dubrawski‘s book, Fresh Quilting. Amanda and I fell in love with it as soon as we saw the idea of using jumbo hexagons in a random way.

Honeycomb quiltWhen huge hexagons don’t have a precise color placement, as in a grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt, it takes on an entirely different look.

Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt

I love all the different fabrics ranging from Malka’s A Stitch in Color line, Amy Butler’s, creams, white, greens, grays, melons, tone on tones, scraps, pieces specifically chosen and all intentionally placed.

hexagon quilt

After lots of stressing over how I would quilt it, I finally chose to machine quilt it, using my Acufeed foot, 1/4″ each side of the vertical seams and then again 1 1/4″ from that same seam. Using Quilter’s Dream batting, and this light quilting pattern, created a quilt with a beautiful hand, lots of movement and coziness.

After poking around online to see what other people are doing for shams, I found very few, bed sized, hexagon pillow shams to even consider. I chose Kona Ash for the quilt backing and also for the pillow shams I finally came up with. I used the same spacing for the quilting, on the shams, but I made the hexagons a bit smaller so I could fit more on one pillow. The big, fat cording is the same yellow with white polka dots as what I used on the binding.

I love how the quilting shows up on the back. Flipping this quilt over creates an entirely different, calming look!


Another of my very favorites!!

Honeycomb quilt

~a jumbo hexagon quilt~
machine pieced, machine quilted
Quilter’s Dream batting
90″ x 100″
December 2012

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30 Responses to Honeycomb quilt ~ revealed!

  1. Jackie says:

    Absolutely beautiful quilt!


  2. Jean Burke says:

    This is just beautiful! What a treasure….love the shams too. Nicely done! Happy holidays!


  3. April says:

    It’s beautiful! I love your color scheme. And huge hexies is a great idea!


  4. mtetar says:

    Very nice quilt, and the pillowcases are uniquely done. The Tree Display has a nice blend. Thank you for sharing. Mtetar


  5. Melinda says:

    Colors are fantastic! Beautiful quilt 🙂


  6. The Honeycomb quilt is truly beautiful and lovely on the bed with coordinating pillowcases. Pretty, subtle colours.


  7. Teje says:

    Happy Birthday! That is so beautiful quilt! I thought I don’t like so much yellow but it seems be that I start to love that sunny colour and hexagons I do love! Your photo in the autumn garden is again amazing! Merry Christmas! x Teje


  8. John'alee says:

    Love that quilt in those colors. And the shams are so perfect for it!


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  10. Shauna says:

    How beautiful! So sunny and cheery. I love how you quilted it too!


  11. It’s a beautiful quilt! The randomness and size of the hexagons give it a modern feel. What a lovely gift!


  12. citricsugar says:

    It is absolutely gorgeous! Wow – what a lot of work!

    And I love love love your tree skirt, too. Have a very Merry Christmas!


  13. Susan says:

    Aren’t holiday birthdays difficult? I’m a “Thanksgiving” timeframe baby and my brother not far behind. My dad’s parents were in Thanksgiving to Christmas, also. Our parents’ anniversary was Christmas eve!

    What a beautiful quilt. I love it. I love hexagons.

    My mother hand pieced small hexagons into king size quilts for my brother and me and hand pieced them. Mine was stolen before I ever used it. However, going through her things I found some Flower Garden patches that were obviously left over from them. I have some fabric from her stash and even some blocks she had cut. So I hope to piece them into another quilt for me as a sort of replacement.

    I love your quilt and I love the quilting design. What an heirloom you have made. I love the colors and the random appearing placement. Those are not colors that I would have thought to choose and now that I see them I absolutely am in awe of them. Thank you for taking the time to blog and share with fellow quilters. You inspire us!


  14. Lauren says:

    Wow! That’s amazing. Great job.


  15. brigitte says:

    This quilt is really amazing. I like the colors you have used and also that very large hexagons. It fits so nicely together. Maybe you can tell me what size the hexagon is. I’d like to give it a try. Thanks.


  16. Malka says:

    I just discovered your version on Pinterest. Your Honeycomb quilt looks great!

    Liked by 1 person

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