Thursday, September 30, 2010

The 10 year project

Recently there was an exhibition of antique quilts at the Milwaukee Art Museum that I attended with a friend.  One of the quilts on display was a full size English Paper Pieced Hexagon quilt.  I'm pretty sure I said something like "I'll never make a quilt like that!".
 
Well, I changed my mind.  I was first inspired by a post from Artsy Crafty Babe.  So I followed her links to some great, simple instructions on English Paper Piecing here.  You can also get a graphing site here to print out hexagons in any size you want.

So I am taking my scraps and turning them into hexagons.  This is my hand sewing project when I'm waiting for children at ballet and violin, or feel like watching a movie.

I figure I need about 2500 for the queen sized quilt planned in my head.  At 20 hexes per week, that's 2.5 yrs.  Then putting it all together....maybe 10 years total!  Who knows, maybe I'll even learn to hand quilt by then!

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1 comment:

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Wow, that's a lot of work, I hope you'll post your progress. Boosting your blog with a follow Friday today. Wishing you happiness, Katherine