Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A little...ok big project I have been working on

Back in August I started working on a Hexagon Charm quilt. I lovingly refer to her as Hexie. I got the idea from Melanie over at Texas Freckles. I chose to make it a Christmas quilt and used Kate Spain's 12 days of Christmas for Moda. I started out with just one charm pack to see how I would fair. I kinda fell in love so I am in for the long haul.

I have made quit a few hexagons so far but I would say I am only about 35% done with constructing to Hexies.
I will need about 1500 total to complete the quilt top and I hope to have that done by next Christmas. In each charm pack there are 42 squares that makes 168 2.5" and that is what you need to make the Hexagon. So I buy 3 charm packs at a time to keep the hubs at bay. That is 504 at a time. I will need a total of 9 Charm packs to complete this project!
For he first 100 I made them and then attached all of them into a block of 100. Then I made another 100 and attached them into another block and attached that block to the first. I like this method because I see progress as I go. It keeps me interested and lets me set small goals and then achieve them.

My goal for the rest of January is construct the rest of the Hexagons that I have the fabric for so I can buy the rest I need and it will be easier to just attach after that. I will still just do it in the 100 Hexie blocks.
This is what I have done so far as well as about 400 hexies sitting in an empty popcorn tin waiting to become attached to its friends. I have tried to not let any of the same colors touch but I am also not so anal that when it happened once or twice (ok like 8 times) I wasn't going to pick out my stitches because all this hand sewing takes a lot of time and it is very small and very tight.

Thanks for indulging me with a look at a project that will take me forever but I promise to give you updates.


  1. Oh my goodness, that is so pretty. You've done a wonderful job, the quilt is gorgeous. I have a hexie quilt that my grandmother made and my mother has a hexie quilt too. They are among my favorite quilt examples. Kudos to you, it's looking fabulous!

  2. Oh, wow! This is so pretty. I'm doing random hexies, but this makes me wish I had one coordinating charms.

    By the way, I love your blog background. :-)

  3. Genial, unos colores muy alegres.
    Un abrazo...

  4. When I read Christmas theme I was scared- but that is beautiful. Feels more winter theme. I haven't read though our other posts but I hope this quilt has come along or finished since I am commenting more than a year later. I am thinking about starting my own small hexy quilt. I like the idea of a portable sewing project.

  5. How is your hexie project coming along? I too am thinking about starting a small hexie quilt. I'd love to see a new picture of it.