Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Project Hexi Update

It's been a long road to this point, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This hexi project was started back in 2004, with the original design being one that required each template to be hand cut. I then discovered that I could buy the paper templates, but they were not available in the strange size I started with. The project got revamped to 3/4" hexi's. Translate that to mean "I started from scratch". This was the perfect project to take along for all my radiation treatments last summer and I re-engaged with this project. I had to set it aside while I dealt with some issues with my arm and wrist, but fast forward to today and I'm getting the rows joined. It's now in 3 sections and very close to being one piece. I've decided smaller and finished is better than abandoning this again. I'll have some border options next week.
I've also been keeping at the longarm quilting and have finished this beautiful Christmas quilt for my friend Muriel. I love the colors and fabrics she's chosen. The back is a winter print flannel and it quilted up so nice and snuggly. Now she gets to square and bind and there will be a new quilt in her house for the holidays.
I never thought I'd be saying this, but I'm on quilt show overload. There is one more in LaConner, WA this weekend but I have to take a pass. Just too little time and a lot of things going on. Moonlighters Guild in Bellingham just had their show and it had some amazing quilts. This one was my favorite,
My friend Betsy completed the 60 mile walk for Breast Cancer Susan G Koman event this past weekend. I'm so proud of her. We will wrap up our fund raising efforts in two weeks, with the final event being Oct 15th.
Way to go Betsy, you are my hero!


Mimi said...

Wow. I am impressed. What an accomplishement on the hexis and the Christmas quilt is very pretty. Now the one from the quilt show is quite a visual experience. Lots to look at. Good for you for getting things near finished.

John'aLee said...

Love your hexie quilt! You've got to try the 'plastic' templates instead of the paper. I love them so much better. For one...once you've bought them, you don't have to keep making your templates or purchase more. They last a lifetime.

Sharon said...

Wow, I love your hexies too! I've not seen them done with a red background, and I LOVE it! You've made it YOURS. You must be anxious to finish, now that you're so close.

When you say "3/4 inch", is that the measurement of one side? Any way you slice it, that sounds pretty small!

Karen said...

Lots of wonderful things to see! I just love the red around the flowers. It makes them pop!

*karendianne. said...

Wow! Your hexies are delightful. Very happy, cheerful. Thanks for sharing!!! Sure glad I stopped by. *karendianne. Living Life at LeeHaven

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

loe the hex's on the red! wowza!

Renate said...

I enjoyed seeing your quilts. Your Hexies are beuatiful!

belinda said...

I was so glad you told me/posted about how to sew these hexies together....in a row...I would have never figured it out!!!
Great Christmas quilts too girl!!