a hexagon baby quilt for natalie

Hexagon Baby Quilt by Salty Oat
I have another baby quilt to share with you today! I started this quilt back in 2013, over the Thanksgiving break, while vacationing on the Outer Banks with my family. I love bringing English paper piecing projects with me when I travel, and that trip was no exception. I brought a stack of hexagons with me that I'd made by piecing together solid scraps from my stash.
After I sewed them all together by hand, the hexagon cluster went up on my design wall, where it hung for quite a while. During that time, my dear quilty friend Natalie noticed it and commented on how much she liked it, many times. ;)
So when I found out she was expecting her first baby this March, and knowing I wanted to make her a quilt, I immediately thought this work in progress would be the perfect gift for her. 
Hexagon Quilt Detail
For the quilt's top, I hand appliquéd the hexagon shape to a solid navy background. For the back, I raided my stash for lots of colorful prints, which both coordinated with the top and spoke to me as being fabrics Natalie would like: vibrant blues, teals, and pinks. 
Hexagon Quilt Back by Salty Oat
I even included a bit of leftover piecing from my Fernweh Quilt in the bottom left corner. 
Quilt Label by Salty Oat
I loved putting together this quilt knowing that it would go to a fellow quilter, and I am quite happy to say it was ecstatically received. Now I'm excited for March to come, so that I can snuggle that new baby!
Pieced Quilt Back by Salty Oat

Comment on this post (4 comments)

  • Fran Pelzman says...

    I’m new to your blog. I’m so grateful that Spoonflower has created a great way for those in the creative community to discover each other. Your quilts are beautiful, and this one is just extraordinary. Thank you so much for blogging about it and posting these great photos.

    March 29, 2017

  • Natalie says...

    I love looking at these photos of the quilt, and I love love love seeing it every time I go in the baby’s nursery!! This quilt is so gorgeous, it is just one of my most favorite ever! I can’t wait to snap some photos of the baby on the quilt soon! And I hadn’t realized how many times I commented on your hexagons, but they’re so perfect I was just drawn to them every time I saw them! I have one lucky baby :)

    February 27, 2017

  • Myrna says...

    Really a beautiful quilt. I love the abstractness and the geometric qualities of the design.

    February 23, 2017

  • Nicole says...

    I love the way the hexagons pop off the navy, such a punchy setting. Lovely! No wonder it was ‘ecstatically’ received :-)

    February 02, 2017

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