Thursday, 24 June 2010

Love it!

I thought it was time to show you an update on my hexagon quilt which, I have to say, is now so lovely it makes me want to sing and cartwheel around the garden shouting yippee at the top of my voice. Of course, I am much too much of a lady to do anything so outrageous...and besides, I would probably seriously injure myself in the process and then where would my lovely quilt be then?
So, at the beginning of the week I had neat little piles of 6 hexagons, and by midweek they then became rows of 18.

As I explained in my last post, I was really struggling with the layout of the quilt. I just couldn't seem to get it right. I decided that I did want it random after all and just joined everything together and crossed my fingers. This afternoon I rushed home from work and took the plunge. I have very little floor space, so decided on the bed as that is where it will end up.

In the end, it was easier than I thought it would be. I only had to swap a couple of rows around to avoid duplicates, but essentially, it just fell into place and I have to say I Love, LOve, LOVE it! YIPPEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, what do you think, go on be honest, do you like????????? Please say that you do. I still have a way to go yet sewing all the rows together and then actually quilting it. I haven't decided on the material for the back or the binding yet. First things first as I still have a lot of sewing to do..and on that note, I'd best make a start.

Dev x

13 comments:

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Looks fab, love all the pretty patterned fabrics you have used.
Can't wait to see it sewn together.
Keep up the good work.
Luv Sophie xxx

Toria said...

Looks gorgeous laid out like that.

Amy said...

Love your quilt. Are you sewing the hexs by hand? If so, you are a better woman than I. Have fun....it looks lovely on the bed already!

Amy

Itch2stitch.com said...

Oh yikes! Don't be a lady! Go dancing about the garden with your arms a flapping! I love it... is that a Laura Ashley bed I spy. No/yes? Anyway I lov ethe look of it. We have just bought one similar and I can't wait to assemble it, but we have to wait . as bedroom needs decorating first. Suzie x

Just be happy! said...

Dev, I don't like it... I LOVE IT!

marigold jam said...

It's really lovely, you are so clever! I would never have the patience. If you really, truly want comments though I'd take one of the darker hexagons from the left to somewhere over on the right just to prevent a line of darks. However since I couldn't do it at all I am not really qualified to criticise!! Good luck and it will be beautiful when it's all stitched together.

Jane x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Fantastic... a real proper random quilt just like my great Aunt use to make... Oh how I wish I had inherited one of Auntie Elsies quilts...lol

Loving the colours... not sure I really understand the process though... what happens to the paper that is sewn inside the hexes? I know this is probably a daft question but I am after all a little daft! ;D and no quilter at all! lol

big hugs and have fun finishing it!

x Alex

Sarah said...

Looking brilliant! can't wait to see it finished.
x

melanie said...

Absolutely fabulous, I love it, wonderful! xxx

Tabiboo said...

It looks fabulous Dev and very old English cottage(y) - hope that makes sense??

Nina xxxx

Barbara said...

I love it...and I can completely understand the flipping and the cartwheels..you are ecstatic..go for it girl!!just once around the yard...
It makes me want to make one.. LOL..if I could sew....

Libby said...

This really looks great! I'm just wondering now how you're going to sleep in the bed while you wait for the sewing to be complete. LOL

Bumpkin Bears said...

Delighted to find your Blog. I have to say I LOVE LOVE it too, the colour combos were perfectly, it will look gorgeous all together. Catherine x