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Mama said sew hexagons WIP

After a stressful January, I thought I would take some therapeutic time for me, and spent some time the last few weekends working on my own projects.  I very quickly cut and pieced the hexagon quilt using a lovely moda fat quarter bundle called Mama said sew which is still in progress up on the design wall, waiting for a few more hexagons to be sewn together at home.  Its not quite there yet and I haven't been in the mood for it this week but I love looking at it whilst I work - and I just love the design wall it is so cool.  I really need to sew them together though, as each time I hoover my studio it blows a few off the wall.....

While I was making it though, I had a gorgeous delivery of some Art Gallery fabrics, which I very easily became distracted with, and very quickly put together a small quilt with large triangles to showcase the fabrics which was fast to make.  I seem to like making very geometric shape quilts just lately.   I have used some larger sashings so that I can quilt some lovely modern quilting on that solid grey. Although I think it will be quite some time before I have the time to quilt them, so off to the "to be quilted" pile they go. 

You may notice the asymmetry of this quilt, which I did not really take account of when I just threw it all together, and I really don't like it to look at so I think that I will be adding some appliqued half triangles to the large grey side areas on each side to balance it up.  Next time I will remember I need to have an odd number of triangles in each row to keep it symetrical ....  LOL - so watch this space with this one as I may just leave it and make use of those large areas for something different.  I already have some fun quilting ideas for this one too.  If you like the fabrics used on this quilt, I have some fat quarter bundles for sale too.

2 Comments to Mama said sew hexagons WIP:

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NICOLA on 12 February 2013 21:59
Love your hexagons quilt Janette - look forward to seeing it quilted! hoping to get some of that fabric from the quilt show at Duxford next month as I really "need" some!!
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Janette on 14 February 2013 08:28
Thanks Nicola, after my blog post the other night, it spurred me on to get the final blocks pieced. It is now all laid out nicely ready to piece the blocks and rows together. I couldn't get any more of this fabric from the supplier, I hope you have luck at Duxford though. It is a quick seller.

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