Saturday, 29 September 2012

Hexagon frenzy

Hi everyone out there in quilting blogland. This post is well overdue but I am wrapt to say I am back into my quilting.  My friend, Flash, has been helping me, as always....
The projects I am working on are two hexagon quilts - one single bed size and one queen size. I am doing a class at Stitch in a fortnight and I need to have all the hexagons cut and marked prior to attending. The class will teach us how to machine piece hexagons! I am so excited! I'm a bit over pfaffing around with English Paper Piecing, so I'm keen to learn a fast new technique that will help me churn through my stash. I'm afraid, despite plans to the contrary, the stash has gotten a bit out of hand...

For the queen size I've gleefully cut into my Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi stash. Sigh - so gorgeous! You can see in this photo how helpful Flash was being by settling on the fabric offcuts and then not moving as I continued to turn and trim on my nifty circular cutting board. I have yet to train him to pick all the bits up at the end but he did leave a trail of them through the house when he eventually stirred himself.

The single sized quilt is going to be out of Paula Prass's stunning Botanika. I adore this fabric! (What am I saying, I adore ALL fabric. But, this one is particularly pretty, don't you think?)
We can do the class in two different sizes of hexagon. I've gone for the largest size because it uses up more fabric and because I wanted to fussy cut as much of the Wingstudy print as I could.

So far I've cut all the hexagons out and have about...oh, 120 to mark the 1/4 inch selvedge of. This is because we need to match points, apparently. As to the rest of the process, I'm blissfully ignorant.
I'll update progress in a few weeks!

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