|My AMH hexi pillow|
|Photo courtesy of http://www.talesofcloth.com/blog//2014/03/a-quiet-welcome.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.