Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hexagon Quilt - update

I first posted about my hexagon quilt here.  The hexagon quilt will not be a quick one, but it is an addicting one!  I promised myself that I will not let it take over other projects that I have on the go.  What has happened is I steal every free moment to cut paper hexagons, cut a square of fabric or baste a few hexagons together.   I want to have a good selection of colours before I started sewing them together,  I am not sure when that will be, probably soon.

I received 100 - 2.5" hexagons from a lady named Debbe from an online sewing group I belong to.  It was very generous of her and I was super excited to receive them.  I forgot to take a picture of them on their own and some have been made into hexies already while others are waiting to be done.  Below is my hexagon quilt box.  For now, I have both mine and my son's hexagons in a box to keep us organized.

I am using paper pieces to form my hexagons, basically like this.  I am not cutting my fabric squares into hexagons though, I am keeping them squares.  I will have to take a picture of the process later.  For my 1 inch hexies I am using the printout from Texas Freckles that she supplies here.  For the 2 inch hexies I used the hexagon generator, but it only gave me 2 hexies per sheet, so I made this, it is not very professional, but it prints 5 - 2 inch hexies on a sheet.

What does 100ish 1 inch hexies really look like? This:
and this:

Looks more impressive all laid out doesn't it?  I do have a little helper that likes to join me.

When all goes well she retires from quilting and moves on to other fun things, like cars:)

Links to my hexagon posts:
1. Hexagon Quilt
2. Hexagon Quilt - update
3. Hexagon Charm Quilt - 386
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