Now that my new cattery57 is up and running, and doing quite well, I needed a crafty project…… the cats only want so much cuddling and play during the day. I wanted something that I could sit and do whilst being in the cattery with the cats, something that didn’t need a sewing machine, was easy to transport but not boring…………..
I had seen some beautiful hexie quilts, I do enjoy making all the hexies, but sewing them together is too repetative for me, especially for a quilt. Then I saw tiny 1/4 inch hexies, gorgeous but how many millions would I have to make to get a quilt size? So I went for 1/2 inch hexies……..I know, just as bad……………….. after making a few hundred of them I decided I needed to do something a bit more interesting or all of those little hexies would be put into a box and forgotton about. So this is what I came up with.
I needed something with different elements, so I didn’t get bored with the project……………
And here is my first hexie:
Applique, Embroidery, Quilting, Quilt as you go hexie, more Embroidery and Crochet. The crochet will make them so much quicker to put together to make up the quilt, not as time consuming as sewing the hexies together, also crochet gives, so they don’t need to be that exact.
Having so many things going on in each hexie makes it interesting and each one is different, but the same, if you see what I mean. So to keep me occupied I am going to make a King Size Quilt, I don’t know how long it will take but it will be an heirloom when finished.
I need to be doing something crafty and this has been a lovely project to develop.
My tutorials start here for Tinas Scrappy Vintage Hexie Quilt