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?


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.

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  1. BettyF July 20, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    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 July 20, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    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 July 21, 2016 at 2:53 am

    What a beautiful quilt! Stunning Stars.

  4. Karen M July 21, 2016 at 3:30 am

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

  5. Ruth July 28, 2016 at 10:26 am

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

  6. Janeene March 13, 2017 at 11:09 pm

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

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