18 May 2011

Hexagon WIP

I've made quite a bit of progress on my hexagon quilt lately.



It languished in a corner for several months, but recently I've spent a fair amount of time on airplanes, and hand-piecing hexagons is a great way to pass the hours. This is not without its hazards, as my fingers tend to be pretty sore by the end of a six-hour flight. On one trip I wore my right elbow raw on the armrest from the repetitive stitching motion. I didn't even realize it until I stood up to get off the plane.


The design has expanded a bit since my original sketch and may yet grow more. I'm currently working left to right. All of the large four-inch hexagons are done (with some machine piecing) and I have mostly small one-inch red ones to add to the right side.


My favorite detail so far is the way the small shapes meet the big shapes with half hexagons.

19 comments:

  1. I am in love with the gradual colour progression. This is fabulous!

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  2. Very impressive; you have a marvellous way with colour.

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  3. Love how you are combining the large and small hexies, the "meta-hexies" (big ones made from small ones), and the progression of size and color from side to side. Very clever of you to come up with a new and refreshing take on hexagon piecing!

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  4. Very, very cool. What a unique look it has!

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  5. Such an amazing design. I really like how it looks like stepping stones amounst pebbles. And a portable project totally rocks too... sorry to hear about your injuries.. guess it comes with the craft. Happy sewing!

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  6. Love the large and small hexagons together...great design.

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  7. Love this design! I'm a big fan of mixing block sizes.

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  8. I like how the color moves across the quilt. The detail you put into your quilts is always an inspiration. However, I'm not sure I'm inspired enough to hand piece (though I do have jury duty coming up...)

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  9. As usual, W.O.W. I've never seen hexagons done like that. So many possibilities! And I love the new blog banner as well!

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  10. I just recently stumbled across your blog looking for reverse aplique. You hit the nail on the head! So lovely - thanks for the inspiration. I have a thing for hexagons too, however I make them in rug form : ).

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  11. Love the combination of large and small hexagons. Nice work!

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  12. What an inspired twist on the hexagon quilt. Love it!

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  13. O. M. G. This is amazing! Love the two different sizes of hexagons. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  14. i just stumbled upon your blog today, and your work is AMAZING.

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  15. wow, this is great! love it!

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  16. Ohhh muh gawd.. I heart this. Working on a hexagon myself.. Just started a few days ago!! I LOVE THIS ONE!

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  17. it's the best hexagonquilt ever!!!!

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