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 (3 comments)

  • 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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