Monday, 11 January 2016

hexagons now a quilt

These last few days I have made my hexie quilt from the BOM 2015 challenge.    The hexies have been sewn by hand onto the backing fabric then a decision had to be made about the sashing,  as there was not much red in the quilt I choose to use red with the background fabric as corner stones, the sashing is 1.5" and the borders are 3.5", overall it measures  94" x 66"   my largest quilt to date.
It is now on the spare bed along with all the others waiting to be quilted!




Here is the next mini quilt in the series of 6   this is the 5th one and called Carousel ride,  it measures 27".  so many HSTs   72, I make them with 2 squares back to back but they all have to be trimmed back to size    what a pain!  Likewise there were 72 flying geese,  these I also make with a big square making 4 from each square and had them to trim too,  It might be small but took 2 days to do. When all 6 are done, the last will be released in feb, I will have a go at quilting,  I am hoping smaller will be easier and might turn out to be doable and then give me a bit of confidence to  attempt some of the bigger ones





Lap top is back working,  the shop had to take it back to earlier time, they are very good as it is out of guarantee, fortunately I had things backed up both on a memory stick and external hard drive.  Was concerned windows office 2007 would not reload but it went on fine along with my printer so fingers crossed all will be well 

24 comments:

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

These are great Margaret...and so much work in them :) xxx

Maria said...

Love your hexie quilt top; it looks wonderful! The mi in quilt looks so stunning with those strong colours. Good to hear that the computer and its programs are now behaving.

Anneliese said...

Thank goodness for the laptop! I am so happy for you. The hexie quilt is perfect and the red sashing fits wonderfully, with the cornerstones. What I would like to know: What means "BOM". I simply can't figure it out.

SewLittleToSay said...

Your piecing looks amazing for the HSTs - the points are so sharp. Good news on the laptop - hope it behaves itself now.

Gaia said...

You always do incredible piecing, love different patterns on each blocks. Mini quilt looks lovely too.

Lady Locust said...

They both look great. I love the red sashing in the hex. quilt. If you need more HST's to trim up to size let me know:) I know what you mean about those little things.

Nana said...

This top I really like, especially the spiral hexagons.

Nana

Cattinka said...

I like your hexagon quilt! Your next challenge will be quilting?
KATRIN W.

Monica said...

Great work, Margaret! All that time trimming HSTs paid off -- your mini is perfect! I'm glad your computer is fixed, it must feel great to be back in touch again!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

The quilts are looking fab, and great news about the lap top! X

Boud said...

You're so productive! and the results are really wonderful. I wish I could handle them in person.

Rebecca in AK said...

Your hexagon quilt turned out wonderfully! I think red was the perfect choice. Trimming blocks is such a chore, but necessary for things to fit correctly. So glad the problems with your laptop are solved!

Jillian said...

These are both amazing, Margaret. So precise - and the colours are terrific. Well done! Great about your laptop. Mine is now sorted too.

SUSSEXMOUSE said...

The Hexagon Quilt is so neat. The designs remind me of crop circles. Very creative and unique. Marion x

Queeniepatch said...

What a beautiful hexi sampler! The red sashing was a good choice.
Good luck with your computer!

Anita said...

Lovely quilts! I agree with everyone that the hex quilt looks very beautiful with red sashing.Your piecing skills are fantastic Margaret and it shows in your HST blocks :-)

Jane Galley said...

Love the hexagon quilt, the sashing really does set those blocks off beautifully

Séverine said...

Beautiful work! I love your hexie quilt,the red sashing is such a good choice and the colors of your miniquilt are beautiful.

Sarah said...

Two lovely quilts. Your colour choices and work is excellent! Glad the computer is sorted.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Both quilts are beautiful! Great choice with the red sashing and love the bold colors of your mini.

Celtic Thistle said...

That red sashing really sets off your hexie blocks Margaret. Glad to hear that your laptop is back up and running too.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous hexie quilt!

Jill said...

I love your hexagon quilt! Such a fun variety of blocks.

desertskyquilts said...

Ah, ha! Now you know it worked. I can comment, and say how much I love the way you put those hexagons together!