I am excited to release my Floating Hexagons pattern. I originally designed Floating Hexagons in 2017 and worked with amazing testers at the end of the year. It has been a long time coming, and I'm so pleased to be sharing it with you today. I was inspired to work with solids, and I wanted to work with a block-based design with a twist, playing with placement of my hexagons to create interesting negative space. Floating Hexagons is a beginner friendly block-based design in three sizes.
Last month I shared my Petting Zoo version of Floating Hexagons. This variation features different fabrics in each of the hexagons.
As a bonus, you can choose to make five blocks from the baby or lap size quilt to make a table runner, as I did for Modern by the Yard for my Fall Fleurish runner.
A great big thank you to my testers, Anja, Laura, and Mary. (See their versions here.) Since I chose to change the construction method of my hexagons after my testers created their quilts, I worked with Sarah Ruiz for technical editing. She was fabulous to work with. I appreciate her keen eye and I look forward to working with her again.
Floating Hexagons quilt pattern contains three sizes:
- Baby: 30 1/2" x 42 1/2"
- Lap: 45 1/2" x 63 1/2"
- Throw: 60 1/2" x 84 1/2"
My pattern includes:
- fabric requirements and cutting instructions in clear charts
- detailed precision piecing instructions, tested and professionally edited
- clear diagrams
- three block sizes
- a coloring sheet for planning your design
- quilting ideas
- instructions for creating binding
- photos of testers' quilts for inspiration
It is my pleasure to share my latest quilt pattern for Modern By the Yard, the free quarterly e-zine by Benartex. I was excited for a chance to work with Christa Watson's new Modern Marks line of fabric. I love the geometric designs on her prints and the bold, saturated color!
My design super fast one-seam blocks. The placement of the blocks gives the quilt it's tossed design, like confetti! It coordinates so well with the ocean wall in my daughter's room.
I chose one of my favorite prints, Half Ovals in Teal for my backing fabric. It is free motion quilted with a triangular meander motif using 50wt Aurifil.
I'd love to see your project if you make this project or any of my other patterns. You can use #sarahgoerquilts on social media.
I hope you enjoy this issue of Modern by the Yard. Head over the Sew in Love with Fabric for previews of all the projects in issue #7 and a link to the full issue which you can view online or download as a PDF. This beautiful cover quilt, Icicles, was designed by Chris at made by ChrissieD.
I'm linking up to TGIFF, Needle & Thread Thursday, and Finish It Up Friday.
I'm pleased to announce that my first self-published pattern is available on Craftsy! (Update: The pattern is no longer available online. It can be purchased by emailing me directly at email@example.com.) Last Fall, I designed the Zoom Zoom quilt that I gave to our 4-year-old friend who had just become a big brother. The race car fabric was from my stash and I designed the cuddle quilt to feature the fun print. From that design I created the Back and Forth baby quilt pattern for you. This new version features Guppies for Lunch by Michael Miller Fabrics and coordinating Kona Solids. It would also be lovely featuring a different novelty or floral print.
The Back and Forth baby quilt pattern is designed to feature a medium to large scale print, surrounded by coordinating fabrics. It works well with a variety of solids or blenders. It's the perfect size for a baby or as a cuddle quilt for a toddler.
The quilt goes together in a day and the instructions are thorough enough for you to easily complete this quilt with no prior experience sewing partial seams. The pattern includes quilting ideas as well as instructions on creating straight and bias binding. The quilt finishes at 35 1/2" x 41". Consider using my machine binding tutorial for a super fast finish!
Below are my original Zoom Zoom quilt and the Kaffe version that Laura created when she tested the pattern.