In Praise of Friends and Graph Paper

So, yesterday I was in the company of friends, working on my hexagon quilt. You may remember last week, I showed you this photo of my hexagon quilt and noted that The plan is to carry on with the light/medium/light/medium/light dark, but to reduce it by a hexagon each end for each round (I’ve started doing this – you can see on the right of the picture), so that eventually it will work its way to a point and be an overall square. At least I *think* that’s what will happen. Spatial skills are not my forte 😉:

squaring first corner Feb 2014

Well, it turns out that I was right about the spatial skills! My friend pointed out that, if I carried on with my plan, then I wouldn’t end up squaring off, but rather creating a star point. My first thought was “hmm, a star quilt, that wouldn’t be so bad!” Then I realised that would really make the quilt ABSOLUTELY GINORMOUS! Instead, I decided to do this thing properly and plan it out on graph paper (thanks Incompetech). This is what I came up with and by Jove, I think it will work 🙂

hexagon plan

Thank goodness for friends and graph paper.

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8 thoughts on “In Praise of Friends and Graph Paper

  1. annjrippin says:

    And that hexagon paper is not easy to find anymore.

  2. Wow, yes it would be huge. But beautiful too! I love the pop of bright colours against the lighter and dark shade. Lovely combos.

    …. and now I’m going to have to look at the insides of envelopes too lol.

    • vivjm says:

      Thank you! My husband does like to joke that the quilt is going to be the size of the house by the time I finish it 😉
      I must admit I had never noticed the hexagons on the inside of envelopes!

  3. Andria says:

    Good for you, seeing through until the plan made sense. I would definitely be thwarted by the spatial skills aspect of it all! Looks amazing ANY way you choose to finish it.

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