After I saw the giant hexagons that Claire at Self Sewn was making,
I decided to jump on the bandwagon and make some too.
I started making them and told the family I was making a table cloth,
but they are not having a bar of it,
so I think it's going to be a quilt.
Claire's one has about 200 hexes and I decided that sounded like a good number
so the other night I cut all the fabric to approximately the right size.
And cut a load of papers from a magazine.
Now it's all neat and tidy and ready for anytime I want to make a few.
I'm thinking this is a long-term project that I can plod away at.
I love using up random colours of vintage thread,
you know the ones that are too old to go through the machine
but perfect for a temporary running thread.
I love using these old scissors too,
I keep them in my hexagon kit.
It's a perfect project to cart around,
spread on a quilt and enjoy in peace and quiet.
This is the basket I keep it all in.
It's probably the nicest basket of this sort I have,
I think I have four or five of these shape, it's so useful.
I wish I could remember where I got the tutorial for the background quilt from,
I made it a few years ago and although I didn't love it much when I made it
because of the raw edges, actually it's worn well.
I really love vintage sheets in quilts,
their colours just go so well together.
Annie loves playing with the hexagons sorting and re-arranging them,
they are actually perfect for her to play with,
my wee quilt designer.
I think I've made about 40, so 160 to go,
that's no too bad is it.
Giant hexagons are absolutely the way to go.