Sunday, August 23, 2009

the hexagon extravaganza has commenced

It's quite a process - making a quilt from hexagons. Cutting out the paper templates, cutting out the fabric, sewing/tacking the fabric around the template and then sewing the hexagons together. I'm cutting and sewing together as I go, I couldn't imagine preparing hundreds of hexagons before sewing any together. After completing the first flower I thought "what am I doing????" but now that I've done a few I'm enjoying it. I keep saying to myself the overall look will be effective, it will, it will. The hexagons measure from straight edge to straight edge just over 1 3/4".

A couple of close ups and a couple more Liberty's were purchased this afternoon, I have to make sure I have enough...

Bells and I went to Patchwork on Central today, she chose 2 fat quarters from which I made a quilt for her big pink puppy (far right). There are no close ups for a very good reason, I did it on the machine in about 45 minutes - enough said. Rest well little friends.


  1. wow! you're a braver woman than I!!! Don't stress, it's going to be fantastic, especially with Liberty fabrics xx

  2. I am very impressed. The hexagon quilt is going to look amazing. I love your fabric choices - all that Liberty is making me drool.

  3. I just stumbled on your blog, and I love seeing all your pretty quilts and extras!! I am eventually going to get my own blog up and running, but right now I am too addicted to reading everyone else's blogs.

  4. i heart hexagons. yes they take some time but they are sooo much fun!