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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Still hexing!

I'm still working away on The Princess's pink and gray hexagon quilt. As of this post, I am at 937 hexies done, with 1993 to go (and some half hexagons, but who's counting? Oh, right. I am.) to make a full sized quilt.
937 down, 1993 to go!

For my birthday I bought myself a new quilting book, all about paper piecing, called Quilting on the Go. And now I want to make other designs too. I started with 6 point stars.
First 6 point diamond #epp   Feeling a bit disloyal to my hexes tho. @trinicapini #paperpiecing @paperpiecesepp inspired by @jessica_alex

My plan is to do a table runner in Christmas colors and then hand quilt it so that I can find out how much I hate hand quilting before I take the plunge on the big quilt.  I'd hate to get a little ways in and discover that I hate it completely. I feel a bit like I'm cheating on the hexagons, but it's nice to finally get to sew something together. (I'm not sewing the hexies together until I get much farther in, I want a nice random distribution of prints.)

A little #handsewing at the lake. Sand washes off, right?

I discovered that these little plastic boxes that Playmobil sets used to come in are perfect for traveling with hexes, so I expect to take them around everywhere now. (No worries, I stole them from the kids years ago, they've just had other sewing bits in them before now.)


  1. Wow, that quilt is going to be a true labor of love!

  2. WOW, that is a lot of hexies...

  3. Impressive stacks of hexagons! Beautiful colors! And what a great idea to make Christmassy stars! Great work!

  4. I hope you keep your hexes on a very high shelf.

  5. Soon you're going to need a new bin!! I really need a good TV show to come on so I have an excuse to sit and sew in the evening. Without anything good on I've been more tempted just to pick up a book and read.


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