Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Lesson Learned: Sexy Hexy Insanity

I was recently commissioned to make a quilt for my niece's bed.  I was given free reign in fabric and pattern with the only constraint that the colors were to be the colors of a peacock.  Purple, green, teals, etc.  I immediately thought Amy Buter's Love in the soul palate fit the bill. 

Well, here is my first and final hexagon.

It looks cute, but boy was it a pain to put together!  There's pattern pieces, lots of cutting, freezer paper, GLUE STICK, sewing a hexagon ring, and then finally psuedo-appliqueing the center hexagon on.  It ends up being quite a large hexagon- about 25" across (29" at the points).  If you really wanted to tough it out, at least you wouldn't have to make too many of them.  However, I think I will be abandoning this pattern.  This will probably end up as a pillow.  Back to the drawing board for the quilt pattern though!

On a positive note, I did get to learn how to use my edge stitching foot that came with my sewing machine.  It's pretty nice! 


Rebekah said...

wow...that is a lot of work for the block! Can't wait to see how the rest of the quilt turns out...that is such a pretty fabric line

ohnikki said...

I actually have this pattern cut out and ready to go...just waiting for my Love to arrive in the mail...but now you have me NERVOUS!!! Is it really bad??? Just time consuming??

Phyllis said...

I made an actual hexagon using stack n whack techniques of B. Reynolds.