Stitches away from finishing my first quilt (Its horrible by the way), I thought about tossing it and starting over. I won’t, I’ve come too far on this project not to finish it. I did however look around online for a free quilt pattern since I didn’t use a pattern on this one and I clearly need instruction. I really liked the Sexy Hexy free pattern from Amy Butler, but since I just spent $80 (I realize this is probably cheap for a quilt, but I’m on a college budget) on my first quilt I wasn’t quite ready to plop down my hard earned cash for more quilter’s cotton. I did however stumble upon Texas Freckles hexagon charm quilt piece along, considering that this will take a huge amount of time and tiny pieces of fabric from affordable charm packs I’m in!
Tonight I cut out 1 hexagon from each of the 4 quilter’s cottons that I have. Later this week I’ll be headed to Whipstitch here in Atlanta to buy a charm pack.
I’ve decided on the 1.5″ hexies so I’ll be cutting out 540 hexies. I’ll probably cut them all before I start piecing them together. I think this is a good project to start right now because I’m very busy with school so I don’t have time to sew alot but I can set a goal for myself to cut a few hexies a day and scratch my sewing itch. Once I have them all cut out I can easily carry a few with me to work or class to piece together when I have a spare moment.
I read over all of the posts for the piece along and I think that I will layout my pieces in same colored flowers and then arrange the flowers at random.
I have some large scraps of quilter’s cotton that I would be willing to cut up and send to people in need of charm sized pieces.
I’ll be adding a page for this piece along to post pictures and record my progress.