* One Quilt month 9

Posted on May 10th, 2010 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.


I’m an astounding, embarrassing one year overdue with my one quilt block for poor Sarah.  I have a problem where I procrastinate on something until it’s late, and then I have a crushing need to make it super awesome to make up for the fact that it’s late, and that in turn paralyzes me from doing anything at all because I’m afraid it won’t be awesome enough.  Today I just decided to make something no matter what.

I rediscovered Lady Harvatine‘s blog the other night and watched her brilliant tutorial on piecing hexagons by machine.  Sarah’s inspirations were this hexagon quilt plus the dense texture of this quilt.  An idea was hatched.  I cut out a few freezer paper templates for easy hex cutting (it’s kind of amazing how many times you can reuse them before the plasticy side wears off), and turned her entire stack of fabrics into a stack of hexagons.

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I am still not perfect at the method, as you can see by the pulls here and there where the corners are not lining up for some reason.  I have to say this is faster than I ever thought possible with hexagons, though, and I’m reasonably happy with the result.



4 Responses to “One Quilt month 9”

  1. Gloria Says:

    I really like the theme for this quilt. I’ve never quilted before but I’d imagine hexagons are a nightmare! It looks great to me!

  2. Chase l Oh The Cuteness! Says:

    Oh wow! I think that looks absolutely amazing. She chose some great fabrics and you made a great block. I know what you mean about procrastinating to an absurd level – you should read the post I just did on my blog about my absurd pile of incomplete projects – it will probably make you feel much better, lol.

  3. sarah n. Says:

    I absolutely adore it and loved it so much I framed it, thank you!!!

  4. Penny Says:

    “I have a problem where I procrastinate on something until it’s late, and then I have a crushing need to make it super awesome to make up for the fact that it’s late, and that in turn paralyzes me from doing anything at all because I’m afraid it won’t be awesome enough.”

    How wonderfully articulate and insightful. Love it (and relate)!!!

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