Friday, December 10, 2021

Modern Hexagon Quilt

A Finished Quilt
Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Hexies are my favorite! I keep coming back to this shape for English paper piecing, and even though the hexagon shape doesn't lend itself to continuous piecing - there's a lot of stop/start sewing - I still love it. Hexies are so versatile, the layout possibilities are endless, and with the right mix of fabric you can have a traditional quilt with a modern feel.

Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

The fabrics used for this quilt (other than the background fabric) were once again pulled from my stash and many are from my loved hoarded Japanese fabrics (by Yuwa Fabrics and Kei Fabrics). The solid background fabric was specifically purchased for this project and it is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Malibu. 

Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

The quilt has been machine quilted (domestic sewing machine) with edge to edge vertical lines, spaced one inch apart. Keeping the stitching lines straight is easier than it looks as there are lots of stitching guide points to ensure that the quilting lines stay nice and straight. I do also use a quilting guide attached to the walking foot, which also helps to keep the lines parallel.

Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021
Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

For the back of the quilt I have used one of my very favorite Japanese fabrics by Suzuko Koseki for Yuwa Fabrics. This is such a fun design, and perfectly suited the aesthetic of the quilt. It is a beautiful quality cotton fabric, featuring random items including clothing items, hats, shoes, handbags with contents scattered throughout, and the Eiffel tower. Fashion + Paris.

Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

For the binding I have used the same color solid fabric: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Malibu.

Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

QUILT DETAILS
Modern Hexagon Quilt
Finished quilt measures 52 inches x 60 inches.
Started: September 2021.
Finished: November 2021.
English paper pieced and machine quilted (domestic sewing machine).

Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Materials Used:
Cotton printed fabrics for the hexagon "flowers" from stash.
Background fabric: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Malibu (approx 3 yards).
Acrylic template: 1 inch hexagon template
(plus 3/8" seam allowance).
Paper Pieces: 1242 hexagon paper pieces
(46 complete hexagon "flowers"
 plus 6 half hexagon "flowers" for the top and
bottom edges of the quilt).
Low loft cotton batting.

Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

This quilt is listed for sale in my Etsy Store.

You will find the listing details here:

Modern Hexagon Quilt © Red Pepper Quilts 2021

Thank you for stopping by and scrolling through the photos. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions - leave a comment or email me: redpepperquilts@gmail.com.

More soon,
Rita

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5 comments:

  1. Really love this one, Rita! The blue for the background makes it really pop.

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  2. Your new quilt is absolutely beautiful. Gosh you are a quick EPPer - only 2 months to finish!!

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  3. That turned out beautiful. I am a sucker for scrap quilts. I really donn't care for EPP but you have almost talked me into taking it on as a side project for this quilt.

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  4. You are amazing. I can't imagine getting that much EPP done and constructing a quilt in a couple of months. Wow. It is incredible!

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