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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Hexies

Section 12 hexies

This is my project of the week.  One more section of hexies.  I find I turn to my hexies when I just want to relax and take life at a slower pace.

A little aside:  On the home front my two older kids tried out for A1 hockey and both made the teams.  They are both very excited.  We will have a very busy and exciting year.  This will be the first year my son will be a full time goaltender and my girl is a natural defenceman.  On top of hockey tryouts, football and soccer a cold is running through the house.  Hence the need to step back and slow life down with my hexagons!

Back to quilting!  My hexagon quilt will almost be a  charm quilt, meaning almost every hexagon is a different fabric (I will have one repeating pattern in it).  However, I cannot completely give in to randomness, so I created a 'system' to ensure a random charm quilt is born.

Here is the little diagram I am following:
Hexie colour/organization sheet

See how I have the quilt divided into numbered sections.  The ones on the left side of the sheet are bigger because I wanted one grey hexagon in each section (hey, we all have our quirks).

My daughter helped me sort the hexagons, first they were sorted by colour, then we picked up one colour at a time and evenly dispersed them throughout the quilt.  I then put each section in a bag like this:
Hexie storage bag
The section number (12) and how many hexies are in the bag (25)
Now, I can grab one bag at a time and begin to sew!  A lot of work to create a charm quilt right?

When I pulled out bag 12 I found 3 hexagons that I just could not stand.  I do have fabric in the quilt that I do not like, but 3 of them were beyond usable to me, so I made replacement ones with similar values and I am much happier.

This is what I have completed so far, the above group will be added to it.

I am linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.  There are always great blogs linking up, pop on over and check them out.
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