Thursday, 13 October 2016

A Hexi Quilt, Do I Dare?

My AMH hexi pillow
Photo courtesy of http://www.talesofcloth.com/blog//2014/03/a-quiet-welcome.html
http://marysemakesthings.blogspot.co.nz/2014/08/amh-honeycomb-quilt-finish.html
Photo courtesy of http://marysemakesthings.blogspot.co.nz/
photo courtesy of http://marysemakesthings.blogspot.co.nz/

After the success of my AMH hexi pillow, and then seeing these fabulous hexi quilts by Maryse and Jodi, I have an inclination to start a long slow hand made project. (Not that I have finished all my other projects). I am thinking a hexi quilt could be it.

Do I stick to one designer/design house, so there is sort of a cohesive scrappiness to it, or do I go totally scrappy?

Part of me would love to use all my Anna Maria Horner fabrics for this, as I did in my pillow, and as Maryse has done in her Honeycomb Quilt, there is something almost bohemian  about the richness and clashiness (is that a word)  of  all that colour and pattern together in a single quilt. The other part of me says it is sacrilege to cut up all those beautiful prints into tiny squares, and I did have plans for an  AMH Irish Chain Quilt.

The scrappy option is realistically feasible too.   Each year my sister and I swap 100, 2.5" squares of fabric from various projects we have worked on throughout the year, so I have a good collection of precut scraps  ready to start using.  I am anticipating I would need at a minimum 1000, 1" hexis for a relatively good sized quilt.  Maryse said hers took eight years to complete, hopefully mine wouldn't take that long.  I figure if I work in blocks of 100 it makes it a little bit easier to feel as though I am making progress.

What do you think - am I mad?   I am trying to talk my sister into doing one at the same time.  Any one else want to join me - perhaps this could be a project we start on New Years Day 2017.

7 comments:

  1. Cut it up!! Yes, you must make a hexagon quilt and please make it bohemian, rich and clashy!! I loved it when you said my Gypsy Wife had bohemian vibes, so can a hexagon quilt!

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  2. I'm making another one but, before I get back to it, I want to finish a couple of projects before the end of the year. I might join you next year. Among all EPP patterns available, hexagons are still my favorite!

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  3. A wonderful plan they were both wonderful creations, I am in awe of such skill.

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  4. There's something really captivating about a hexi quilt, and these are all lovely examples! Look forward to seeing what you decide to do!

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  5. Oh my! I am excited for this. :-) Good Luck my friend, they are amazing full of color and beauty.

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  6. I definitely agree with using the AMH fabric! It is better in a quilt than in a cupboard! However- 1" hexies???!!! Are you crazy? What about a simple patchwork? I saw a lovely 2" square one today at Amitie, and it was just delightful! Although looking again at Maryse's with those beautiful stripes, I find that very striking! What ever you decide, at least you would have a cushion to add to the quilt on the bed!!!!!

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  7. The circular hand quilting on this one is amazing! I had been working on a 3/4" hexagon quilt, but after 4+ years and 2000 hexagons I don't want to continue anymore. I am not trying to talk you out of it, just giving you my perspective :)

    -Soma

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