Design Wall Monday

I thought since I finally started working on stuff that I’d participate in Judy’s Design Wall Monday over at PatchworkTimes.  I think I said the other day I was going to redesign my hexagon quilt, now it’s 50 x 50 and boy do I need a lot of flowers!  I am going to need 56 flowers, currently I’m up to 24 – 20 of them are currently sewn together.  I’m shocked at  how much work I’ve gotten done in just under 3 weeks of hand work.  I’m finding that I have a lot more time than I thought when I can work on hand projects, mostly when Alex is playing and doesn’t need me.  I used to just sit and read, sewing is better! 🙂

Status 02-27-12

Here’s an export from EQ of what the quilt is going to look like, the browns are actually scrappy, but all will have the red centers.  I’m also thinking that the red border will actually be scrappy reds, I just haven’t decided if I want to stick with 1 color for the blue border (scrappy blues) or do totally scrappy like I did with the flowers.  Anyone have an opinion? I don’t think I’m going to do the binding following all those points, I’m pretty sure I’m going to cut them off even and square it up.

I spent all of Saturday afternoon up working on getting mom’s quilt tacked so I can get it off the frame and give it to her to quilt.  Then I need to get going on quilting the one for my sister, I guess she’s redo-ing her bedroom and this quilt plays into that.  Hope it’s big enough for her bed!!!

5 Replies to “Design Wall Monday”

  1. Your hexagons look great! It is amazing how much you can get done if you really put your mind to it. I think the colors in your drawing make it hard to visualize how the borders will really look. I like the idea of the scrappy outer border, but really, you’ll have to see how it looks with your real scrappy center – just seeing the picture with brown looks totally different.

  2. Oh Kelly – please tell me how you did hexies in EQ??!! I have been doing them on hexie graph paper because I haven’t figured them out in EQ7 yet and EQ would be sew much faster.

    Thank You!!!!!

    1. Sarah, if you go to Quilt->New Quilt->One Patch it will create a quilt layout for you with whatever the default style is on your machine (I don’t remember what mine was before I changed it to hexagon). On the Layout tab you can then change the Patch Style to Hexagon.

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