Monday, January 13, 2014

I'm the Last One to Join the Hexie Club

You may remember from this post that I picked up an amazing nap-inducing quilt kit & pattern from The Quilting Loft a-ways back.

It has EVERYTHING (except backing) that you may need, including binding and all that jazz. Without a quilting project and while waiting for fabric for my next project (post coming to explain) I turned to this adorable quilt to get things started.

I am super in love with the fabric choices for this quilt. A great mix of reds, blues, pinks, greens, creams, and grays. All are Denyse Schmidt fabrics. They look really vintage, which I am a sucker for.

I even had to purchase two new rulers for the job. A 60 degree triangle and a hexagon ruler. Now, I realize that hexagon quilts have been all the rage for the last like two years. I finally joined the club and bought myself a ruler. Now I have to make more hexagon quilts to make it worth it. So far, it's a life saver when it comes to quick cuts.

I literally spent a good few hours ironing and cutting fabric yesterday. Neti at my side, and for the first time not necessarily in the way, for the whole process.

I finished all of the hexagons. They are staged and ready to go.

I also finished all of the contrast triangles, all 108 of them. All I have left is all of the background fabric to cut down, as I've already got the appropriate widths cut down from a few yards of fabric. Maybe I'll start that tonight.

Looking forward to my upcoming three day weekend! Unfortunately, this hexagon quilt may get set aside, once it's all cut, in lieu of some amazing fabric I have heading my way.

Also, I'm still sitting on that Swoon trying to decide what to do. If I want someone else to quilt it, I have to seam rip everything I've already started. It's just folded up in the corner for now until I have the energy to deal with it. I think I may actually be juggling more projects than I thought.

Happy Crafting!

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