Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hexagon Thoughts :: Week Five :: Hexagon Piecing 101 Video

For those visual learners (like me) out there, here's the Hexagon Piecing 101 video!

Please look past my dry hands and raspy, early morning voice. My allergies have been terrible this spring. 

Let me know if you find this kind of thing helpful. I love actually seeing something done in addition to reading instructions and looking at photos. If you do find it helpful and would like to see additional videos, please comment and let me know what you'd like to see.

I also wanted to add (again) that I use size 9 betweens hand quilting needles and 100% cotton hand quilting thread in light brown for piecing.

If you are making a hexagon project and would like to swap scraps with other fellow hexagon addicts, please visit the discussions at the flickr group. There are some great swap ideas being proposed and we'd love for you to join us!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring to Finish 2010

It's so exciting to see the beginnings of so many beautiful hexagon quilts in the Hexagon Charm Quilt Piece-Along flickr group! There are also some fun swaps in the works, so if you are working on a charm quilt and need some additional fabrics, be sure to check out the discussions for details. I need to figure out the Mr. Linky thing so we can do a little roll-call for hexagon quilts and be sure we don't miss any fantastic projects! I'm putting that on my to-do list.

spring to finish big
Not too many hexagons here this weekend. I was inspired by Jacquie's Spring to Finish challenge and I think it's just what I need to finish up some WIPs so they don't turn into UFOs.

Here's my list. I'm considering hand quilting the Pinwheel Sampler, so I'd be happy to just finish the quilt top by May 31st. The hexagon quilt isn't on this list. It will go on the 2011 Spring to Finish list. 

I did get a few more pinwheel blocks made. This is such a fun project! 

The project receiving the most attention this weekend was my Color Wheel quilt. I'm about half finished with the hand quilting. The more hand quilting I do, the more I love it.

I hope you had a productive weekend too.