Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hexagon Progress

I have made a lot of progress on my English Paper Pieced hexagons:


All that is left is to finish the top and bottom rows, and insert half hexagons along the sides.  This section will measure 10.5" by 14".  You may recall that these are 3/4" hexagons.  It will be the centre panel of a 16" by 20" wall quilt.  There will be appliqued borders added all around.  I love the colours, and I think it is going to be a very happy quilt!

By the way, there has been no problem with running short of paper pieces.  As I described in my first English Paper Piecing post, I am basting the pieces without going through the paper.  So as soon as a piece is sewn in on all sides I can just pop it out and reuse it several times.  I have only had to discard four or five so far.

This first project has gone so well that I have decided to go ahead with a large original design that I've been mulling over for quite some time.  I just ordered the fabric yesterday, and I'll share my plans tomorrow!

2 comments:

  1. They are gorgeous. I have done a little bit on my bright hexagon quilt but need to baste more LOL. Just finding time when I am enjoying knitting and cutting out Farmers Wife blocks LOL is a bit of a problem. But I have finished Tess's mauve aran and also started on the bands of my rust cardi from last winter.

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  2. Thanks, Katherine! Did you check out the video I posted earlier about basting and sewing all in one go? It is really easy and fast, and your hexagons are 3/4" too I recall, so it will work perfectly for you.

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