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Hexagon Progress

It’s been a while since I managed to get a photo of my hexagon quilt in progress. Today being a sunny day, I thought I would peg it out on the washing line and take a few snaps. It’s getting biiiiig!! The squaring off is going to plan too, so hopefully the finished product will be a more practical shape for a bed.

hexagons july 2014
hexagons detail july 2014
corner of hexagons july 2014

I wonder how many more months (years) before I get this top finished? And then I will *only* have to quilt and bind it. A labour of love for sure but I’m not in any hurry 🙂

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Whoop Whoop – Another Round of Hexagons

It’s getting harder to photograph this quilt, as it’s getting so biiiig. The best light in the house is in Gman’s room so I went there to take the photo (hence the random pieces of lego etc around the edges)

hexies december 2013

Here it is a bit closer up:

hexies december 2013 closer

I’m beginning to concede that a hexagon shaped quilt may not be all that practical, so I am going to start squaring off the corners next, still with alternate rows of light/medium/light/medium/light/dark. Fingers crossed it will turn out ok!

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Hexagon Update

Yep, I made it round once again, so it must be time for a hexagon quilt update. The weather’s a bit grey and dull today so the light’s not great and doesn’t do justice to all the colours but ho-hum, you get the idea!

hexies at october 2013hexies at october 2013 (2)

Next is a round of dark hexagons, then I might start looking at how to finish it off eg a round of half hexagons to keep the overall hexagon shape but give a straight edge for binding? Or maybe applique the whole kaboodle onto square borders? I dunno. I’ll just keep letting it grow organically and see where it takes me 😉

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Sewing a Hand Pieced Quilt is No Picnic

There may not be any new challenges going on round here, but my hexagon quilt is still very much in progress.

It’s getting harder to get a decent flat shot but I quite liked the look of it draped over the picnic bench in the garden. No, this doesn’t mean I’m giving in and calling it a tablecloth!

flat shot hexagons July 2013not a tableclothhexagon quilt is no picnic

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Hexagons on the Sofa

I (finally) finished the latest round of hexagons. The light rounds are the least fun, cos there’s not as much colour to play with, but I know they are needed to give the eye somewhere to rest so I plod on ;-). The patchwork is now big enough to just about cover our two seater sofa as you can see:

hexagons on the sofa april 2013

The next round will be a round of medium value colours, so I get to play with oranges, pinks, greens, blues…fun!

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Waif & Whatnot

Inspired by Maud, Waif decided he would like to have a go at making a soft toy. He is a bit obsessed with penguins, so that was the natural choice. We found some instructions via Pinterest (where else?) and raided the felt stash. With a little help from mama, here’s what he made:

Waif & Whatnot strike back
Waif & Whatnot again
Waif & Whatnot
Whatnot with Waif

I think it’s fair to say he’s pretty pleased with himself 🙂

And, after some deliberation, he has named the penguin “Whatnot”.

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Fourteen Times Around the Stars

fourteen rings of hexagons

That’s 547 hexagons sewn together. Approximately 33000 stitches hold them together. About 45 hours work so far, by my reckoning. Patience, patience.

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