I bought the latest issue of Australian Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.
It has a wonderful Hexagon quilt on the cover
Scroll down the page, a slightly better picture of the quilt and a description are there
10,339 half-inch Hexagons
I had a few remnants of 30's repro's.....ones that I actuall like and use. How hard can this quilt be? I have done English-Style paper piecing before.......
Do you know HOW SMALL the templates are??? Half an inch on each side. A smidge more than my thumb nail.........
I found a site that offers free hex shaped graph paper. I have printed off four sheets (so far) for my own "Insanity"
These are the units I have put together.
The left hand picture is the start of the centre of the quilt. There are 158 'lozenge' shaped units in total.
I have 9 together, and nine waiting to go in (18).
*Only* 140 to go. Then there is the white border, the solid border and the scrappy border.
I will be "hexing" for a LOOONG time
As a small aside....http://www.suedaleydesigns.typepad.com/ mentions the quilt on her blog.
Seems there are LOADS of orders for half inch EPP pieces at her website!!!
Ths quilt looks to be the "Next Big Thing"
In other quilty news (yes, I am SEWING) I have my units together for the "Carolina Crossroads" Quilt, (link in the side bar) and I participated in Bonnie Hunter's "Bargello Bowl", but I am still to put the icon up.
......and on a TOTALLY manic day, I have entered TWO!! quilts into the local AG show......um, they are not completely pieces yet, and are due at the showgrounds NEXT Friday!!
BUT...... (justification here) I will have used almost all of my Thimbleberries Stash.
having $$ to but a magazine
the fabric to begin a new quilt
DH who (hopefully) fixed "Ethel"
the kits are behaving today
ps......if anyone would like to contribute 30's fabrics, I need either 7" squares or fat sixteenths (9 x 11 inches) I should be ale to find either fabrics or Aust. mags to swap!
....and no, DJ isn't forgotten, I just have to cut for more blocks, they reqire more concentration than basting hex's