Hex Along Part 4

Ok. So all the hexagons are in place. I have a few sides, around the edges to finish, but all those lovely hexagons are where they should be. Yeh! No more leaving a trail of hexagons behind me as I walk!

Even the chickens are taking an interest.

I’m ready to stop. Move on to another project. Before I do, I need to add the back and the edging. I’m not sure if there is a similar term in quilting for the second sock syndrome, but I don’t want to leave this quilt in my work in progress pile for long. I plan to hand sew the quilting part. I’m so looking forward to seeing this quilt finished and on the bed. This is the largest project I have done for a while. My fingers are itching to get going on another crafty what-not.

I do fancy doing another project.  Not that the quilt is the only crafty activity occupying my fingers and mind. More on these felting wonders in a few days time. I love wet felting.

Oh, I also went to the craft shop yesterday. This is for about 5 different projects that I have in mind. TF chose the Camelot inspired fabric. It is gorgeous. Local landmarks are included. Too adorable!

Stepping back to my hexagon quilt. I’m going to give it a fairly wide border, with the jagged edge of the hexagon edge showing. I’m going to look around for just the right colour. After so many hours, hand piecing and hand sewing this quilt, I don’t want to rush this stage.

So what do you think? Any inspirational suggestions? Should the border be plain or patterned? What colour should I go for?

Do go and have a look at the other hexagons at One Crafty Mumma. Who knows, it may inspire you to add a hexagon project on to your to-do list.

10 thoughts on “Hex Along Part 4

  • Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 10:17 am
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    Oh wow, that’s coming along so nicely!!! I’ll share your link next Wednesday 🙂
    Melx

    • Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 9:11 pm
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      Nearly there. Oh so nearly there!

  • Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 12:39 pm
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    I love the hexagon quilt.

    I want to make one of those and also a bright colored amish one.
    I need to get my fabrics together and just get started!!!

    happy day!

    • Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 9:26 pm
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      Thanks Marcia. I can definitely recommend making a quilt. I’ve always been tempted to make an amish quilt. Good luck with your quilt. I bet it will be beautiful.

  • Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 11:56 am
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    it’s lovely! i can not imagine how many hours that must have taken. i am by no stretch of the imagination a quilter so i don’t have much advice. i DO love wet felting though and love those colors you have used! that fabric is simply adorable!

    • Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 9:19 pm
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      I don’t think I dare think about how many hours it has taken. Probably less than I first imagined. I am loving mixing colours in the wet felting. It feels hugely satisfying. I am learning to needle felt but wet felting keeps on calling me back.

  • Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 4:53 am
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    wow, your hexagon quilt is gorgeous! I so want to make one. I think it would look nice with a white border and red binding (or if the fabric youve used is pink then pink, its hard to tell in a pic)
    I love your felted project too, im picturing them as gorgeous spring flowers! I look forward to seing what they become

    • Thursday 10 March, 2011 at 9:17 am
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      Thanks Karen. I had been thinking about a white border, but I like your idea of a red binding. (The pinks are redish pink). You are along the right lines with flowers. I love wet felting. Your flower garland is beautiful.

  • Thursday 7 April, 2011 at 11:24 am
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    I just wanted to say hello i found your blog via the internet i have just finished my first ever hexagon quilt well the top part and i was looking at ways of how to join the foam and the backing and stumbled across your blog can’t wait to see how you finish yours i am bit stuck now i think the easy part was joining the hexagons together. I do have a little blog its called dee dee’s vintage retro delights be nice if you would like to check my quilt out to. dee ;-)) x

    • Thursday 7 April, 2011 at 8:54 pm
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      Its still on my list to finish. I must get on with it. I’m so glad you dropped by! I need a bit of encouragemment to finish the quilt.

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