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a hexagon baby quilt for natalie

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
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liberty of london hexagon wall quilt

When my husband and I traveled to London in the spring of 2012, a trip to the Liberty of London flagship store was obviously a must on my to-see list. As a souvenir of my visit, I purchased a packet of precut Liberty Tana Lawn hexagons, prepped and ready for English paper piecing.

As I traveled over the next several months (and years!), I stitched together linen-cotton half hexagons, solid white...
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star system quilt + a giveaway

When I attended my first Quilt Market back in 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa Lunden, of Lunden Designs. Melissa designs gorgeous quilts, and I've had the chance to test a few of her patterns. The first pattern of hers that I tested was the Star System.

When Melissa sent me this pattern, I knew I had a stack of fabrics that I'd pulled months earlier that would be perfect. Fabrics...
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my etsy shop is back!

I'm so excited to announce that after taking a bit of a break, I've reopened my Etsy shop! It's currently stocked with quilts and a few other goodies, most of which I've never actually blogged about here.

I also have lots of quilt tops in the queue (and a new studio space to work in!), and hope to finish them in the coming weeks. I hope you'll stop by the shop and take a look around!

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mini quilts for the alzheimer's art quilt initiative

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) is one of my favorite charities to support. The work they do to raise money for Alzheimer's research is amazing, and I have my own growing collection of quilts that I've purchased from their site over the past year and a half. I've been wanting to donate quilts to AAQI for quite some time, and last month I finally did.

I made two mini quilts---each one...
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