Monday, April 30, 2012

1.950 hexagons later...

It started last year while I was on vacation with my dad and sis.
 Do you remember this pic ?

This is where my love for paper piecing started. Since I made my first hexagons I'm completly hooked.
In the past 12 months I was always working on my hexagon flower project when I was traveling or when I was in mood to hand sew.

Finally 5 weeks ago I added my last flower.

1.950 little hexagons were made into this lovely quilt in less than a year.
I used one tiny piece of each of my fabric in my stash (minus the ones I bought in the last months) and sashed everything in kona ash.

Now there is even more work waiting for me because I decided to hand quilt this baby.
I plan to quilt around each flower with grey embroidery thread.
I already finished the backing and I'm going to baste this quilt as soon as I'm leaving the hospital.

I already made my decission for the binding.
Gladly I was able to find yardage of the Annie's Seed Catalogue so I can use the same fabric which I already used for the center of the flowers.

After 1.950 tiny pieces I still love hexagons so I already started another project.
I will have lots of time durring chemo so hopefully the next one wont take me a year to finish.


  1. AHHHHH! Isa it is so beautiful! It's going to look even more amazing with hand quilting! :)

  2. Wow Isa! You have been busy! This is amazing. I'm working (slowly) on my own hexie quilt so I understand just how much work it takes!! It will be beautiful with the hand quilting too. x

  3. Amazing quilt, Isa! You've done a fantastic job. I love how the flowers stand out against the light grey background.

  4. Der graue Hintergrund läßt die kleinen Blumen schön leuchten! Ich mag solche Arbeiten und die Tatsache, dass man überall ein paar Sechsecke mit hinnehmen kann!
    Ich bin noch auf die Rückseite gespannt und schon jetzt eine supertolle Decke.
    Liebe Grüße

  5. Sometimes it's nice to have such a long-term project. No thinking. Just plenty of hand sewing therapy. Congratulations on being done! The fabric at the center is very interesting. I was able to zoom in a bit to see that it is a black & white newspaper type print.

  6. WOW! What a wonderful and beautiful project. Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Cant get over how beautiful this is, but sorry you have to stay in hospital and chemo! But chin up girl, I went through it 20 years ago and am still alive and well so wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart! Keep sewing and your spirits up, lots of love from me!