Saturday, August 01, 2009

Hexagons on parade....

per Betsy's request here's my hexagon project.

It's a pattern from "The American Quilter" magazine, in May's issue this year.  (COOLIO, they have the issue online free to view and print - click on the link).  It was designed with 1/2" hexs, but I'm using 3/4" (which is the size of each side of the hexs).


And if you look closely the background is all hexs too.....crazy I know.  It has a total of 537 hexs.

So, it took me several weeks to cut 2" squares and then "square" them down to 1/4" seam allowance, then I've been basting!  I did go ahead and piece together one section just to feel "accomplished":


All my pieces are in baggies.  One large bag that holds the basted hexs and another one to hold the ones to be basted.  Then I have little baggies sorted by colors/sections...I'm beyond organized with this project:


(those are the unbasted hexs)

I did finish making a pin cushion with my very first hex project.  It was a free sample from Paper Pieces, in fact it is this exact size that I'm using....this is what had me hooked:


I have my girls working on a summer project with prize money involved (hey, bribery isn't a bad thing).  One is doing it with 2 1/2" hexs and all sorts of scraps from my scrap bin.  The other is using pink and green left overs from her Pink & Green Monster quilt and her hexs are 3"...HUGE!  They are in the basting process right now, but it looks like they might be piecing in the next week or so--I'll have more pictures to share then.

I'm pre-posting this post being I'll be on my way to Hershey to see Quilt Odyssey with 6 friends ...a full van!  So lots of pictures to share for Sunday's post!

Have a good weekend everyone!


  1. I love your hexies Toni.
    Thank you for the link. Don't know if I need another hexie project but that one is coming out really nice for you. I have never made the elongated ones.

  2. Looks like a fun project...Betsy is into those hexies big time too. I also like your new look, not sure when you changed, as I am behind on reading blogs...but it looks nice.

  3. I love hexagons, and I really like your work.

  4. Beautiful color choices. Congrats on being so organized. Hope you had a great time at Hershey.

  5. The Hex quilt looks awesome! It will be fun to watch you create it!

  6. You will think my hex's are huge! I'm glad to see you are enjoying yours :-)

  7. Oooo... what a lovely quilt! I can't wait to see how your version comes together. I just love hexagons... hmmm... I really ought to get back to work on my Grandmother's Flower Garden!

  8. I'm glad to see I'm not the ONLY person in the world working on this hexagon project. I have the center conpleted (with the six spokes). I am starting on the six exterior flowers and have just cut all the background hexagons. Everywhere I go people tell me how crazy I am (yes, doing the patterns' size). Tis includes people in my own guild. I can't wait til Tuesday when we all get together and they see my progress. BTW, I started mine in April, when my son started playing lacrosse. Good luck with yours!