Hexagons and stars quilt by Sharon McConnell with Moda Fabrics by Kate Spain
Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Finished Top: Hexagons and Stars, Oh my!

Hexagons and stars quilt by Sharon McConnell with Moda Fabrics by Kate Spain

I finished another quilt top! I am so enjoying the summer vacation and getting so much time to sew. I told you a little about the start of this quilt last week, and now it is all finished and ready for quilting. I do plan to write a pattern for this (just add it to my growing to-do list!). Find my latest quilting patterns, here.

When I set out to make a new quilt, sometimes I have a specific design in mind with drawings and everything all figured out. But I think my favorite quilts are the ones that evolve as I make them. The fun thing about starting an open-ended project is that I often discover other design possibilities along the way…ideas I can file away for future quilts!

Hexagons and stars quilt by Sharon McConnell with Moda Fabrics by Kate Spain

The plan for this quilt started really simply: I was going to make just the diamond shapes, half solid fabric and half pieced strips of the same print with the ombre solids (just like I showed in the last post). I think that would make a beautiful quilt, but once I made  a few as started rearranging them, I discovered this star shape when six diamonds were put together.

Of course once I decided on the star shape, I had to decide how to set them together. This was tricky and I had a few different iterations before going with this setting. I love how it turned out, and it gave me an idea for a new quilt I want to make now (the  process goes on and on, right?)

The quilt-making process is so exciting to me from choosing the perfect fabrics to finishing it up. I like that there are so many options and potential designs, making each quilt unique to the maker.

Do you have any suggestions for naming this one?

Sharon

FYI:  the fabrics used here are from Kate Spain’s new collection from Moda Fabrics, called Grand Canal. The ombre solids are also from Moda, by Vanessa Christensen.

7 thoughts on “Finished Top: Hexagons and Stars, Oh my!

  1. BettyF says:

    Oh My Stars! Because of the stars and O’s, and of course because of your fabric and color choices it is beautiful!

  2. Gigi Voegeli says:

    I don’t know what to name it, but I sure love it. I think this is your best quilt yet. Can’t wait to see the pattern (some day).

  3. Rachel says:

    What a beautiful quilt! Stunning Stars.

  4. Karen M says:

    Oh my. This is wonderful. How about Starry, Starry Night?

  5. Ruth says:

    The ombre centres remind me of spiders webs and I think this would make a really brilliant spooky stars halloween quilt!

  6. Janeene says:

    When will the Hexagon an Stars pattern be ready for sale?

  7. Robyn Knapp says:

    I know I’m late to the party, but how about “Star of Sharon”. The Rose of Sharon Hibiscus is based on five petals, but with the gradients and bright Kate Spain fabrics, it seemed like an evocative name.

I love comments! thanks for stopping by.