Twelve Rings of Hexagons!

Phew, I have completed another “round” of hexagons on my English paper pieced charm quilt.    It’s too big to photograph indoors now, so I took it outside and pegged on the line to take the pictures.  It was a bit blowy, so didn’t get a full flat shot, but think you can get the idea 😉

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I love how this quilt is evolving. For those new to this blog here’s how it has progressed:

August 2010:
hexagons with five rings

September 2010:
hexagon with six rings

October 2010:
hexies on the garden chair

July 2011:
8 rings of hexies

August 2011:
showing off my hexies in the evening light

September 2011:
10 rings of hexies

November 2011:
hexies progress nov 2011

As you can tell from the dates, I haven’t worked consistently on this, but have stuck at it. It’s certainly not fast sewing, but I find it relaxing and therapeutic, and I love seeing how it slowly evolves and changes with each ring of hexagons. Next round will be very dark fabrics. But don’t expect it any day soon 😉

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11 thoughts on “Twelve Rings of Hexagons!

  1. Angela says:

    This is fabulous, really terrific. We have one here of similar style which my Great Nan and my Nan started a long long time ago; the paper backing pieces are all from year’s gone by. I was inclined to finish it but it’s not really by thing, the whole sewing bit I mean because I adore the finished products. I had considered attaching the whole lot to a duvet rather than finishing it properly – naughty really?

  2. Janet says:

    I can see that this would take a long time to finish. It’s so beautiful that in the end you’ll feel such a sense of accomplishment…it will be worth every stitch.

  3. I love your hexagons. The colours are beautiful 🙂 and it looks like an heirloom in the making!

  4. Vicki W says:

    It’s really coming along beautifully!

  5. Andria says:

    Awesome!! I can’t imagine the patience and perseverance required for this project, but you have it, Girl! Love it.

  6. Clare says:

    It’s looking good!

  7. vivjm says:

    Thanks for the comments everyone!

  8. LuAnn says:

    This is just beautiful. I keep sewing my hexagons into flowers as soon as I have 6 plus a center. I really love what you are doing!!

  9. Sarah says:

    Wow. Incredible. I don’t have the patience for that kind of thing, but I like how you plug away at it. Eventually it does get done! Will you finish it into a square or just leave it a hexagon?

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