Sunday, 10 October 2010

This week

I've been on a mission . . . . to prepare all my hexagons for my new quilt. It is a charm quilt with one hexagon from every fabric in my stash. I have been sorting and rootling about and think I have it all sorted now. I have been cutting papers and fabrics and basting all week and have just finished them all. Here they are in all their glory.




This will be a good record of my stash and depending how big it turns out I may hang it on the wall. I have no idea of the size this will be - may become clearer once I start sewing them altogether - lol !

Now these are done I will have to decide how they are all going together - I have a few ideas but that may change.

My next project is my SSCS organised again by the lovely Chookyblue. I know what I'm making and have chosen fabrics. The pattern for this was in a box on my shelf. I got the boxes containing my patterns out and within a minute look what happened.



He is so nosey - lol !!


Actually I have just had an idea. As I passed my 200th post a couple of posts back I think I will have a little competition. If you would like to guess how many hexagons I have in my pile ( I haven't counted yet ) I will also make a little present to be posted out the same time as my SSCS gift to the person who gets nearest. So if you fancy an extra Christmas present feel free to have a go. I will let you know who came closest on my next post - a week or so.

I have a couple of quilts I have been working on that are nearly ready to be quilted. I had this for my birthday almost a year ago and have hardly used it.


Maybe I will be brave and actually use it and you may even see a finished quilt very soon. The trouble ss it is very choosey about which thread it likes so I have had a lot of frustration with it. However after a lot of experimenting I think I have found a thread to use. In fact you can see a bit of my practise piece along with the hexagons. So wish me luck - I'm going in - lol xxx

21 comments:

vtquilter said...

Good luck! Once you find the right thread you'll be sewing up a storm.

I'm going to guess 237 hexies.

Winona said...

I am so bad at guessing how many of anything there is in a pile. LOL But I will guess there are 298 hexagons in that pile. Have fun. Winona

Gene Black said...

178 hexies.

I have heard that that model is picky with thread.

Mimi said...

I am going to guess 432 hexies. And wish you luck putting them "together" in any sort of pattern....

simplestitches said...

good luck with your hexies...must try that one day! My guess is 396.
cheers Julz

Carolyn said...

I'm guessing 187 hexies...and I love that little star quilt hanging behind your sewing machine! :o)

Meisje said...

I am guessing about 225..and I can't wait to see what your quilts is going to look like.

claudia said...

I'm thinking there are about 214 hexagons there.
Good luck with that machine.
Luckily mine is not fussy, or else I wouldn't sew at all. It's old and probably just happy to get any attention at all!

wonderwoman said...

i'm rubbish at guessing, but i'll go 190! Have started my secret project to for Chookyblue's swap too!

xx

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on your 200th post.......have fun planning your SSCS parcel.......
I will guess 347 hexies.........have fun with your celebrations......

LC said...

Hi, Your organizational abilities --- well, would you like to come to my house? My guess is 322. Enjoy putting them together!

A Time for Stitching said...

I'll take a stab at 350! You've done the difficult bit, now the fun part - deciding on a pattern!
Teresa x

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Have fun! I love the charm square hexagon idea, look forward to seeing it, Tracey

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

OOps, and 227 hexes!

Floss said...

I going with 750, I know its a lot, but it looks like a big pile to me.

Have fun with these.

Suze said...

Okay for your 200th post I will guess 200. Well done.

Meggie said...

I am thinking around 1000!
I wish you luck with the quilting.
My Mojo has gone on some tropical jaunt, & does not seem inclined to return any time soon! what a worry.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Cheeky puddy cat!
My 1600P machine is still in her box...at least yours is set up! Mmmm, finicky about which thread it likes...something to keep in mind when I finally get brave enough to get her out and stitching...
Mmmm, how many hexies...oh 537...
Congrats on your 200th post

Girltwin64 said...

I have a Janome MC 6600 and I lov eto use Isacord threadit runs smooth in it. Maybe you can try it.

I am gonna guess about 527. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunnybec said...

My guess is 650 and wish I was a patient as you to do all those.

Rose Marie said...

How about 221 hexies? Am I close?

Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!