It's not a true "finish it up Friday" but I've got 6 quilts going right now in all sorts of stages. This is more of a wip.
Part 1 - Quilting
Baste together your front back ground fabric to your back.
Baby size 50" x 42" (I like that size, no piecing)
Quilt to your liking:
Part 2 - The Hexagons
Cut yourself a template from an old file (card stock weight).
Press your fabrics, cut around your template, leaving 1/2 inch on each sides.
Leave the template in the hexi while you press (w/ starch).
. . . nice stack of hexies.
Now to attach your hexies. The trick is to get them all centered correctly.
Mark the center horizontal and vertical centers of your quilt.
First, lay a row of hexies on your horizontal mid line. You can choose your favorite applique method, or use the directions below.
Second, lay a row of hexies on your vertical mid line, attach. Continue the process of attaching rows of hexies vertically, leaving 1/2 an inch between each one.
Pin a row of hexies in place.
Baste down with a large stitch.
Baste 1 or 2 rows at a time, max.
Sew along the edge of each hexi. My advice is to go slow. I free motion quilted them on, less turning of your quilt that way.
For a nice finish, fish your strings through your quilt.
The hexies on the left are sewn down I still have some on the right. And you can see where I experimented with some quilting on the gray hexi on the right but I like them plain.