Thursday, December 29, 2011

QAYG Hexagons

This is Jack's quilt made in 2008.  It was designed to be used as a play rug on the floor.  Each hexagon has been cut from a 6.5 inch square using nesting hexagon templates from Kiwi Quilts.  It's a Quilt As You Go (QAYG) quilt.  Each hexagon has a same size batting hexagon and a larger backing fabric hexagon.  The backing fabric is folded over the front, then a wide decorative machine stitch in a contrasting colour thread sews the folded backing edge onto the front with batting.  The hexagons are joined with a ladder stitch also by machine.  Here's the other side with it's rainbow colour scheme:

Jack got heaps of use from this quilt; and then his sister Amelia used it as well. It reminds me of the poem "For Baby" by Nancy Riddell.

It's OK if you sit on your quilt.

It's OK if your bottle gets spilt.

If you swallow some air

And you burp, don't despair,

It's OK if you spit on your quilt.

There are scraps old and new on your quilt.

Put together for you on your quilt.

If your gums feel numb

'Cause your teeth haven't come,

It's OK if you chew on your quilt.

We expect you to lie on your quilt.

If you hurt, you may cry on your quilt.

On a cold rainy night,

Don't you fret; you're all right,

You'll be snug, warm and dry on your quilt.


  1. Hello Sharon - I was chuffed to read this poem, and have sent it along to my daughter to make sure she knows that the quilt I made for her baby girl is to BE USED, not taken out for special occasions only. I made a hexagon tote some years ago where I machine stitched the hexagons together, THEN added the batting and patterned pieces, THEN did the fold over hems and machine stitched them down. It worked very well. Mine were 5" hexies - I wouldn't like to try anything smaller. Love these "i Spy's" you've shown, and may well do one for my granddaughter. There are so many delightful quilts for babies and toddlers out there, it is difficult to choose which one to do. Margaret

  2. This quilt is just fabulous!! I just came across the nesting hexies by kiwiquilts and I wish I could afford them! I hope to use them for a charity quilt.