Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hexagon Quilt Update

I've mentioned a few times on my blog that I'm working on a hexagon quilt so I thought I would show how much I've gotten done.

Here are my hexagons before they are cut out.  I they are about 2" hexagons.

I then cut them out carefully & pin them to the wrong side of the fabric.

Then comes the fun part of basting them.  I don't baste through the paper as I don't want to have the extra step of taking out the basting later.  I like the basting part except my thimble is to small.  So I need to get a new thimble.

So now I have piles of hexagons basted on the fabric.

So there that is all my hexagons at the moment.  They are from reclaimed fabric, donated scraps, and stuff I had on hand.  My goal in doing this is to not buy any fabric new.  I find that reclaiming fabric from pillow cases picked up at thrift stores great resource.  I also discovered that you can buy scraps on ETSY reasonably priced so I'm going to check that out.

Now I need ideas.  I don't want to do a flower quilt.  I want to do more of a colour blocking idea.  So all the blues together, red, green etc.  More like a rainbow.  However I'd like to start sewing some of the hexagons together, but should I wait until I have more?  Should I get OCD about it & have a plan.  Or should I just start grabbing blues & sewing them together?  Keep all dark together?  Mediums together?  Lights together?

HELP!!!!!  What would you do?


ColorSlut said...

FLOWERS would be perfect. Could I get you to email me the paper outline for the hexagons? I've been wanting to make one of these and don't have a good template! Do you leave the paper in the fabric?

Crunchy Diva said...

Yeah i just started doing flowers. So right now working on blue flowers, but I'm just randomly grabbing colours as I do want it to have a scrappy look. Here is the site where I got the instructions & template

Additionsstyle said...

I can't give you any suggestions cause I don't know anything about quilting, but it look pretty cool so far. I love that you are using recaimed fabric.

Crunchy Diva said...

@additionsstyle ~ hey no worries! i love using reclaimed fabric too!

cpcable said...

These are really beautiful. I can't wait to see what you decide to do with them!

Ariel said...

They're so cute!! I planned on making one flower at a time but I love your piles. :-)

Crunchy Diva said...

@ ariel i'm doing like a rainbow quilt so all colours in their own section sort of. i'm in the process of sewing them together & will post a WIP pic tomorrow.