Hex Along Part 3

With a project of this size (start and design) and my ability to be so easily distracted by a new exciting project, I need a device to keep me concentrating on a project. By joining in with Melissa’s Hex-Along, and promising myself that I will post up weekly progress, there is a good chance I might finish this quilt.

If I know that I am going to post up a photo every Tuesday, showing my progress, it focuses my mind. Gives me fresh incentive to pick it up and sew.  Anyone else find that they need that extra push to keep them on track?

I’m over half way through now. I can see the light at the end of the “hand stitching” tunnel. Once I start sewing these little hexagons, I cannot stop. I find myself thinking “Just one more side “. Next thing I know, I should have gone to bed ages ago! I think it is because they are small. Quite a few hexagon sides can be attached in no time at all, which is hugely satisfying. So I keep on going and time slips by quietly.

I’m still debating what to do at the edge. I’ve left off the outside darker hexagons for now. They may go on. Or I may do something else. I’ll wait until the rest are sewn up. Then I’ll experiment again with the design.

Right, off to join the last flower to the rest. Hopefully I’ll have the hexagons all sewn up by next week. So close to finishing, it is tantalising!

Anyone else stitching hexagons?

12 thoughts on “Hex Along Part 3

  • Wednesday 2 March, 2011 at 2:12 pm
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    Me too, thats why I’ve joined the hexalong, so many people I’ve mentioned it too have said they have hexies in the loft or drawer somewhere, as they gave up halfway through or moved onto something else, so I definitely want to get it finished! Love your floral fabrics and the design. Will keep an eye out for your progress next week 🙂
    Sally xx

    • Thursday 3 March, 2011 at 5:56 pm
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      Its true. There must be so many half finished quilts out there. The hexalong is really motivating me to finish mine. Its so good to see how other people are getting on.

  • Wednesday 2 March, 2011 at 7:10 pm
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    I tried triangles and made a cushion cover …I’ve never tried Hexagons :0)

    then I discovered this idea
    http://railwaycottage.blogspot.com/2010/03/to-make-crazy-square.html
    and the coordinating cushion went faster!

    The triangles were nice to piece together when I was out and about, portable and satisfying …any waiting was usefully filled.

    The crazy quilt square method was wonderfully quick!!!!!

    You quilt is coming along a treat …it’s going to be gorgeous
    (don’t mention bobbles ..I’m trying again ..lol)

    • Thursday 3 March, 2011 at 5:53 pm
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      I just checked out her web site. (She’s not far from me. Great taste in dogs too). I would be super tempted to do my next quilt using that method. Reminds me of the victorian scrap quilts. You are so right about needing a portable project.

      I won’t mention the bobbles (oops!)….. but if you need any pointers, let me know. 😮

  • Thursday 3 March, 2011 at 1:01 pm
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    The whole idea scares me – but I am loving seeing yours! 😛

    • Thursday 3 March, 2011 at 5:36 pm
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      Making the hexagons and sewing them together is easy. The size of the project, I have to admit, was a bit off putting. Hand sewing any big project looks like a mammoth job at the beginning. I’m just taking it one step at a time…… oh and a craft along definitely helps. I am going to feel so pleased at the end!

  • Saturday 5 March, 2011 at 9:47 pm
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    I’ve never tried make these hexagons as they look terribly complicated to me. I’m sure they’re not though. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.
    Anne xx

    • Saturday 5 March, 2011 at 11:55 pm
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      They are seriously not complicated. You have to be precise, but that is true of most quilt making. A great quilting project to take with me and do when I have a moment. Fun deciding on the pattern!

  • Sunday 6 March, 2011 at 12:14 am
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    cheryl your blog is just fantastic. i am loving your many projects. my son was so rapt into the cave posting he now wants to plunk, is that what you call it? love the knitting and the hexies. i am working on a quilt too..its good to get back into the normality of crafting life and my sweet bloggy friends. peace and love, angelina

    • Sunday 6 March, 2011 at 11:03 am
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      Glad to see you back again, Angelina. The fossils and caves were such a fun activity. I can definitely recommend it. Not sure what you call it. I’ll stick with “fun”.

  • Saturday 18 June, 2011 at 6:54 pm
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    Me! I am on my 3rd hexi quilt now 🙂

    • Saturday 18 June, 2011 at 10:47 pm
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      Wow. Way to go. I so love hand sewing the pieces together. 🙂

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