Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hexagons and Insanity

I enjoy hand piecing, it's portable and sociable

Ever since I saw this magazine, I was hooked on half inch hexies

The award winning cover quilt is titled Insanity by Rhonda Pearce

10,339 half-inch-a-side hexagons

Insanity I started on February 1st 2008 (2009?)  Originally, I cut my own papers and just used scraps of 30's repros.  Decided I really liked the pattern and bought pre-cut hexagon papers.  The background is a not so great no-name homespun.  The accent border is a 30's repro pink from 2000

Rubbish photo, but too big for laying out anywhere in my house

Insanity II started on the 24th July, 2010.  The day that a Kaffe Fassett workshop was announced for 2011.  I wanted some show and tell for the day.  Background Emma Louise 707 and the accent color is a Japanese solid from Amitie Textiles

Insanity III started on the 6th August, 2011.  Jo Morton fabrics and a lovely Judy Rothermel turkey red for accent, background is a natural homespun

I don't think it's odd to love a pattern so much that multiple quilts are made

These quilts have taken on a life of their own, they are mini celebrities.  I often go places and get asked if I've brought one.

Insanity II is within 1500 pieces of being finished and I'd better get cracking.  There's a Kaffe Fasset workshop next year, and I'm GOING!!!!

and if anyone's wondering, I do have several other hexagon quilts on the go.........

showing off my stuffs at Hexie Friday and Design Wall Monday

Saturday, November 2, 2013

It WAS a Friday finish!!

A teacher at the kids school left yesterday on maternity leave.

It was decided that said kids (well, mum) would make her a quilt

Here's Liz's quilt, a couple of days in the making

A bright and cheery I Spy, perfect size for a first quilt, 38.5 x 44.5 inches

the back is the same red as the accent border

Sometimes you just have to have a "quickie" finish to make you feel good

Linking up to AmandaJean and Sarah