Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Progress on 99 Hexagons

Well, happy to report that I finished the center of my 99 hexagon quilt. My youngest daughter celebrated her 18th birthday the other day, so I spent most of the night in the front room with my hexagons trying to escape the noise but also having a bit of an eye on the front door.

Got heaps done and before I knew it had stitched the last of the hexagons. Very happy with the result. Now only had to read back over my posts re EPP from last year (or was it the year before?) to work out how exactly I tackled the paper removal and squaring up. This is where the blog becomes very handy...only have done that one other EPP project before so I was winging it a bit.



and a look at the back...


If you are interested in the other EPP, have a look HERE  ...I talked about that one for ages!

Continued on with my starching. Again I had difficulties getting the paper out, obviously used too much glue. In the end I had to wet the whole thing down (as the glue is water soluble) and that did the trick. This took me ages and looked like a right old mess but thanks to the starching it all turned out alright. As with my last EPP project I did stitch into the seam allowance around the edges at times. This is a hassle as you have to let the seams out around the edges to square it up. Not much I could do about this and I am hoping that the border around the hexagons will hide some of those little puckers.

This is how far I got today...squared up and ready for the inner border.


Looking good! Can't believe I have got that many hexagons in there...the whole piece is only 33" long, so I am looking at a very smallish quilt here, probably just coming in around 41"x 45".

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Karin

5 comments:

  1. I was dreaming of this quilt last night, Karin! Congratulations on getting those hexagons sewn together, unglued and all squared up! They are looking fantastic. Can't wait to see what you decide for the borders!

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  2. Love this still. The colours are gorgeous, looking forward to seeing how you finish this off.

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  3. Lovely. Great colors and those dark pieces are a good eye resting place. Great work! Do you know what you're going to do with it when it's all done?

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  4. Lovely hexies! I am surprised that you left your center hexies in until you were finished the complete section. I usually take mine out as I go to give me more flexibility in the top, leaving only the edges I am sewing to for stability. And as for it being a small quilt, I've never made anything bigger than a pillow! :)

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  5. I am loving all the hexie quilts I have been seeing lately, I really must give EPP a try! Your fabric colours remind me of bumble bees and summer, very cute.

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