Saturday, 19 September 2015

WIP: Hexagon Quilt September 2015

I've recently taken to working on my hexagon quilt on the tube in the mornings. It's only a 10 minute journey and I only have a seat about 50% of the time but I've been making some (very slow) progress!

Hexagon quilt: tube ride WIP

On my recent trip to St. Petersburg I finally managed to decide on the overarching design and the quilting. I also want to do some fancy quilting in the white triangles that the design creates and have been playing around with the idea of using my initials in an art deco style font but I might do some sort of geometric design instead.

Hexagon quilt: design sketches

I'm planning on making a king sized quilt so the dimensions of the sketch aren't right but you get the idea. I laid everything out on my queen sized quilt today to see what it looks like in real life:

Hexagon quilt: design layout

Progress so far:
Individual flowers: 2 green, 12 pink
Sections: lots of bits sewn together - the longest continuous bit current has about 8 flowers
Total flowers:37
Loose basted hexagons: 24 white, 115 print

Hexagon quilt: 14 flowers waiting to be connected

I'm going to need a lot more white hexagons! I'm not sure whether to be lazy (and applique the flowers on to a white background) or crazy (and piece the white sections from individual hexagons). Being generally crazy, I'm leaning towards option 2. What do you think?

I'm flying to Germany for a wedding next week so hopefully I'll get a few more done on the aeroplane.

Me x 

P.S. This week I'm linking up to with Jessica's Monday Morning Star Count. There are some gorgeous projects going on over there - you should check them out some time!
Check out WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced as well. Seeing what everyone else is working on really motivates me to do more sewing - even if it's just some hexagons on the tube.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

WIP Wednesday: Hidden stars binding

Hidden stars is almost done! I'm in the process of sewing on the binding. I managed to finish two sides before my poor little fingers got sore and my shoulders got stiff. I have terrible posture when I'm hand sewing.

Here are some snaps:

All squared up and ready to bind

WIP: Hand sewing the binding to the back

WIP: Front view of binding
Time to start scheming for the quilt label. I've promised myself that I will actually take the time and make an effort with this one instead of just sewing on a square bit of fabric with an embroidered name and date. Perhaps something star shaped...

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced aka the font of all inspiration.

me x