per Betsy’s request here’s my hexagon project.
It’s a pattern from “The American Quilter” magazine, in May’s issue this year. (COOLIO, they have the issue online free to view and print – click on the link). It was designed with 1/2″ hexs, but I’m using 3/4″ (which is the size of each side of the hexs).
And if you look closely the background is all hexs too…..crazy I know. It has a total of 537 hexs.
So, it took me several weeks to cut 2″ squares and then “square” them down to 1/4″ seam allowance, then I’ve been basting! I did go ahead and piece together one section just to feel “accomplished”:
All my pieces are in baggies. One large bag that holds the basted hexs and another one to hold the ones to be basted. Then I have little baggies sorted by colors/sections…I’m beyond organized with this project:
(those are the unbasted hexs)
I did finish making a pin cushion with my very first hex project. It was a free sample from Paper Pieces, in fact it is this exact size that I’m using….this is what had me hooked:
I have my girls working on a summer project with prize money involved (hey, bribery isn’t a bad thing). One is doing it with 2 1/2″ hexs and all sorts of scraps from my scrap bin. The other is using pink and green left overs from her Pink & Green Monster quilt and her hexs are 3″…HUGE! They are in the basting process right now, but it looks like they might be piecing in the next week or so–I’ll have more pictures to share then.
I’m pre-posting this post being I’ll be on my way to Hershey to see Quilt Odyssey with 6 friends …a full van! So lots of pictures to share for Sunday’s post!
Have a good weekend everyone!