Friday, April 23, 2010

Blog neglect and hexagon progress

I've been neglecting the blog this week. It's been one of those crazy busy weeks that leaves you moaning desperately for some downtime. I haven't been home much this week and when I have, I've been working. My freelance work comes in spurts and when I get a big project(s), it usually takes a while to get it all wrapped up and out the door. That said, I've still got a lot of work to do and this upcoming weekend is packed with my daughter's 10th birthday festivities.

Fortunately, hexagons are perfectly portable and I've taken them along with me this week and worked on them when I have idle moments! I was able to get a lot done during the two hours I spent at the tire store having one tire patched and one replaced. Yes, it's been that kind of week. 

   
Here's a quick visual puzzle for you. My quilt wasn't going to have any duplicate fabrics. How quickly can you find the repeat above? I was devastated when I spotted it! I had planned on using ONE fabric twice in my quilt, but this isn't the one I would have chosen. I don't think I have the energy to attempt to cut out all those tiny stitches and remove it, so I guess it's staying. That means I can't let another duplicate into my quilt and it's getting harder and harder to spot them, especially when I'm using the same prints in multiple colorways.

After I discovered the dupe, I went through my loose hexagons and found four more that I have already used. That's when I repacked my box by color and counted my hexagons. I've made 594 hexagons for my charm quilt and have 200 of them attached to another hexagon! I've really enjoyed seeing your progress in the flickr group too!

Thank you for the kind comments about the video. I have not forgotten about the requests for more and I will get some done, I promise. The video was really fun to do. On that same note, if you've sent me a message or left a comment this week, I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to do so and I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to reply.

If I'm not back there before next week, have a lovely weekend. Enjoy some downtime for me!

17 comments:

corinnea said...

If you hadn't said anything I would have never noticed. It's lovely. BTW thanks for helping to get me started again on this silly obsessive making of hexes. Really.

Poshyarns said...

Well it absolutely does not scream out, because I've gone quite cross eyed trying to spot the duplicate. It is looking really beautiful though.

venus said...

Ooooh!!!! The quilt is sooooo pretty!!! I see your dupe, but honestly... with all the awesomeness around, it's hard to spot.

Dorrie said...

You're amazing! That's quite a few Hexagons you've got there! Super cute!

Leslie said...

Ok so I love that you made a ops....it means that your human...which makes me feel better too. BTW I love that yellow dup. So beautiful!!

sojournerdiaries said...

now it's an eye spy hexagon quilt-you can keep someone occupied for a long time with as many hexes you're going to have! It will be near impossible to spot. It took me a few minutes staring at your picture.

beautifulladybird said...

I still can't find it ... and I am getting dizzy trying to find it. It is gorgeous and I am getting excited about my hex project to take to the beach!

Nichole said...

i can't seem to find the duplicates either. this quilt is looking gorgeous. i love it when you post updates. :)

izzy inspired said...

that was seriously like finding wally (which i suck at)...but I did eventually spot the duplicate. it really isn't easy to spot, but I know how picky us girls can get about things not being just right!! Ur stitching is awesome....I can't see not one of them, I am still practicing on mine, argh!!

Gina said...

Is it a yellow one that's doubled up? Looking AWESOME, regardless. I love your ordered stacks of hexes too.

I've been wondering about the using-same-designs-in-different-colourways thing... that's not cheating is it? Clearly not if you're doing it!

OK I'm truly about to get my tushie into gear and join you on this. I just haven't decided which sized hex to work with. Started cutting one inch and then had panic attack about length of time it will take. Hmmmm!!

Jessie Lathroum said...

your hexagons look sooooo cute!!! i want to make 1.5" hexagons,.... what size square would i need to use to make each one?

Christina said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I think we're always the most critical of our own work. I can't believe how fast you are, really.

Jo said...

Your hexies are looking great! I'm actually contemplating starting a second hexagon quilt, as I know that this first one is going to take a while (my stash isn't big enough to get over 1,000 hexagons any time soon). I have officially caught the bug.

Dorrie said...

Oh, they're all so pretty! I've been playing with layouts too!

Suzie said...

They look just beautiful, it does not matter if there's a dupe! And what a great box, it is an eye catcher.

kate said...

hey, i'm sorry but it literally took me about 2 seconds to see the dupulicate - but i have a very similar fabric that i've just cut and a wierd eye for pattern... so i wouldnt worry!

FlyAwayHome said...

Your hexagon quilt will be beautiful when completed! Funny... I STILL can't find the dup!