Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Hexagons

About a week ago, I decided to joing the Hexagon Charm Quilt Piece-Along Flickr Group.  I tthought that I might like to make another hexagon quilt, this time for my Mum.  I have been dreaming about fabrics and layouts and had pretty much decided on a plan:  French General Rouenneries + navy japanese style cottons in a Grandmother's Flower Garden design.  I even ordered the freezer paper templates for the project from Jackie at Canton Village Quilts, which will be here any day now.  The problem is...

In the mean time, I couldn't not make hexagons!  I was so excited to be starting another hexagon project, that I just had to make some while I waited to start the "real project".  This is what I've managed so far...


180 x 1.25inch sided hexagons made out of Judie Rothermel civil war reproduction fabrics!  Once I started, I just couldn't stop.  So, change of plans.  I've ordered 10 more fat quarters of the Judie Rothermel fabrics from Quiltsmith's and I'm going to save the Rouenneries and freezer paper templates for the next project.  Crazy, I know.  This just seems to be how I do things. :-)

I've also managed to finish the hexagon quilt top I have been working on for my unborn daughter (due this Saturday!) for the past 14 months.  It's all ready to be quilted.  What do you think??



I'm so chuffed.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

OH. MY. GOD.! The hexagon quilt looks amazing. And 180 more hexagons?!! You are a machine!! Been thinking of you lots, getting close now! xxxxxxx

Kathleen said...

Looks TOTALLY AMAZING Sarah. The border really sets it off. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING!!!

Jackie said...

Wow, you have made progress. I just love the quilt for your new daughter!! I bet you just can't wait until she is born. Keep us posted on the happenings. And yes, your hexagons should be there soon!!

Stephanie said...

What a sweet and special quilt for your daughter.

Sherri said...

Wow...you did make a lot of hexagons...they are so fun! And congrats...for Saturday...you must be so excited...and your daughter is going to have the most gorgeous quilt! Looking forward to more hexagon posts too!

woolywoman said...

What a wonderful birthday gift! I can imagine you telling her that you worked on her quilt the whole year before she was born. What a cherished baby!

As for starting a quilt the moment you think of it- what other way is there? I have to say, I thought I didn't like Civil War repros, but I love the colors you've put together! Super smart of you to have some things cut out and ready to sew for those first hectic months after baby comes.

Melanie said...

What great stacks of hexagons and beautiful quilts! The flower garden quilt for your daughter is lovely. I can't wait to hear of her arrival!

And I love blogland. I learned a new word... chuffed. I had to look it up!