Sunday, August 02, 2009

A Girly Quilt for Hannah

Would you believe I have another quilting project on the go? I've been watching the progress on a quilt that one of my workmates has been making so I finally gave in (or should that be caved in, lol) last week and went to visit my local quilting store. A few dollars later (!!) and I came away with lots of pretty girly fabric to get started on one for Hannah.

The idea behind this particular quilt is that you use random pieces of fabric to make the hexagons, using a plain fabric for the backing, and then sew them together in rows however you perfer the fabrics to match up. How easy is that?

These are what I achieved in a few hours last night.

I've got quite a few more to go if I want to make a single bed size quilt for Hannah!! My main colour choices are pinks, purples and greens, and anything with spots or butterflies too, so I'll be keeping an eye out whenever I go near any fabric shops for suitable fabrics.

I can't believe its now August - and guess what that means for us Kiwi's - spring is now only four weeks away! yay! Thank goodness, this winter has certainly been the coldest and wettest I can remember for a very long time. I'll be so pleased when I can ditch the thermals, socks and winter boots!
Catch up again soon x


stitcherw said...

That's going to make a lovely quilt, fun pattern. Beautiful finishes in your earlier post too. I love the ladybug one and have it in my stash to do at some point.

Gaynor said...

That is going to look fantastic when it is finished. I love the hexagons. We are in peak summer at the mo...and have had nothing but rain and wind for the last 5 weeks. Miserable....four more weeks and we have the start of Autumn ;-(

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

What a fun idea and the the fabrics you chose are so pretty. You have a great start already. CJ ok;-)

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

I am getting ready to make my very first Quilt like a 9 patch or something and just use my scrap material that i have....this is going to be my practice piece...per say.

Your Quilt is going to be so pretty.

You are so talented.......I crochet and I do have a doily started too.

Take care & Happy Stitching

Andie said...

What an awesome idea! I might have to have a look at quilting.....

Kim B said...

This is gorgeous! Lucky Hannah!!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, such a nice idea. I'll have to keep that in mind. These hexagons look gorgeous.

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venus said...

I just found this blog and book marked it and i look forward to seeing lots of posts of beautiful
work.i love the hexagons..

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