I'm really enjoying the half hexagon quiltalong. I have now cut out all my half hexagons and laid them out on my temporary design wall (more of this in a minute!!). After much arranging and rearranging, I have decided I am very happy with the pattern I will use. (Sorry, my photo's are not great quality).
I love the circular design that hexagons lend themselves to. A bit like concentric circles moving outwards, plenty for the eye to see.
I'm putting little 1/4 hexies (half hexie chopped in half!) on the edges of the quilt to square it up.Then I numbered each row and placed them in neat little piles all ready to sew.
Back to my temporary design wall. I knew when I was planning this quilt that I would definately need to lay each of the half hexies out somewhere to come up with this pattern. Trouble was, I don't have a design wall. In the end I had to make do with pinning some flannel fabric onto a quilt I have hanging in my living room.
You can see the quilt poking out at the edge. Not a very effective design wall, the half hexies were falling off a lot! Later, while I was doing a bit of blog surfing and reading some of my regular blogs, I came across Karen's idea for a fabulous portable design wall that looks very easy to make. Karen gives wonderful step by step instructions for making this small design wall.
In a future post Karen will give us the instructions for a much larger one.
What a wonderful idea...I'm off to the hardware shop!! If you haven't visited Karen's blog before, check her out at Sew Many Ways, I especially love her idea's on Tooltime Tuesday!
Now if you want to see a beautiful half hexie layout, checkout Aneela's hexi's...and she has very good instructions there too if you are interested in making your own half hexie quilt.
Have a lovely week xo