I have always many sewing projects in progress.
One of my fave projects is the hexagon quilt.
I started to cut the 2 x 2 inch squares in may 2011 when I was on a trip with dad & sis.
Since may I worked nearly every week on this project. I cut templates & fabrics, sewed templates and finally put the hexagons together.
Last week I finished 127 hexagon flowers in different colours and fabrics.
I used all my quilting weight fabrics (no linen or medium weight fabrics) except for the grey and the black ones.
Last week I took another big step. I draw the pattern for the quilt.
When I draw the pattern I planed to use 130 hexagons. But after some calculating I thought it might be better to add 13 hexagon flowers to make the quilt wide enough to use it as a blanket.
So here are the plans for quilt:
- 143 hexagon flowers made from 1001 coloured hexagons
I finished the first 127 flowers so I already used 889 hexagons.
- sash the flowers in ash kona
I have no idea how many grey hexagons I need to make. Must be something around 1500+
- quilt size: around 112 cm x 182 cm
I might add another row with 13 hexagon flowers when the quilt turned out to be to small.
Last weekend I finally start putting the first flowers together. I have to admit that I used every free minute to work on this project (which wasn't a lot since we visited mr. artistics parents) but the result is already breathtaking.
If I add one flower to the blanket each day this project should be finished in 143 days.
But since I'm working on a few projects it might take a little longer.
I'm not sure if anyone is reading my blog but I'm looking for someone who likes to swap 18 little fabric squares (2 x 2 inch) with me.
I'm looking for 6 purple, 6 dark pink and 6 orange squares for my hexagon project.
I run out of different fabrics and I don't want to buy any fabrics just for some tiny squares.
So if anyone wants to swap some little squares with me feel free to contact me .