A couple of years ago I started a knitting project called the Beekeepers Quilt. Well, I’m still working on that one. But I started a new one…
I discovered a fabric version of a the hex quilt that I started in April. It’s a great little project done by hand.
I started this quilt for pretty much the same reasons as the knitted version.
- It’s small and reasonably transportable. I can work on it in the car, around the campfire or on my couch.
- Investment while adding up over time is minimal as I only buy a few fat quarters at a time and some of them were given to me.
- Many wonderful memories will be wrapped up in it as I work on it and some from the fabrics I have selected or been given.
- I like the randomness of each printed hex placement but the uniformity of the pieces themselves.
So far I have about four large hex’s made up ofabout 37 smaller hex’s each. I started with several fat quarters in blues, greens, greys and some black and add to my stash one (or several) fat quarter(s) at a time.
Since this quilt is going to be for one of our buses (a 1978 bay window tentatively named Desdemona – seen below) there are small nods to B and I in it.
Alas it features split window buses and ours is a bay window but the colors are right (I’m only using the dark grey buses) with blue background.
I have 44 different prints in the stack below. There are a few hex’s in the quilt from a friend so I only have one or two of those.
I also took the scarfs my dog comes home from the vet in and cut out hex’s from those. Another layer of meaning there.
Onceit’s the size I want it to be (something I can wrap up in) I will back it with flannel so it will be more like a blanket than a traditional quilt. I have not decided yet if I will hand stitch a quilting pattern or send it to someone with a long arm quilting machine.