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Half Hex Birdie Quilt

In the past year I've gotten really into making baby quilts! I got pregnant in August with my third baby and set to nesting in a crazy flurry of quilting! I made this quilt for my friend who was due with a little girl in January. I've always wanted to make a hexagon quilt, with the end goal of making a queen sized Settlers of Catan quilt. Unfortunately, my quilting skills weren't up to doing paper piecing or precision cutting or anything. I decided I needed to work my way up to more complicated projects before I tackle something like a queen hex quilt. 

In the meantime, I saw a tutorial on youtube that used Lori Holt's Half-Hex ruler template and I thought I'd give it a try. I had this adorable fabric from a fat-quarter bundle from Joann's Fabrics that reminded me of my friend (girly without being too much pink), and set to work! 

I think that the front turned out really good! I used 55 half-hexes in the large size and added a border in green and lilac satin blanket binding. (The green wasn't part of the bundle, I bought it separately because I wanted another contrasting solid).

The back...well my quilting still has a way to go. I backed it in light green minky, which  is tricky and stretchy. It was a little bit bumpy. :( Considering this was the third baby quilt I ever made, it's not so bad!

I also had played around with some of the leftover fabric and made this cute little tag ribbon toy to go along with the quilt.