l started making these hexagon's about 2 weeks ago.
But lets back up a bit. l saw an antique hexagon quilt in October last year.
It was pretty stunning!!
Some of us decided to reproduce it.
But l guess l have to back up even more.
My good friend Kathie, who many of you know from
Inspired By Antique Quilts blog, gifted me a box full of red fabrics.
Lots of older reproduction re fabrics!! l feel in love when
l opened that box of fabrics, and just knew
that l needed to use them in a very special quilt.
So that takes us back to the antique quilt.
as soon as l saw THAT quilt. l knew what fabrics l had to use!
Those very special fabrics from Kathie.
And while l make this quilt, l will stitch memories of our friendship,
and the friendships of all my quilty girlfriends into it!
There was yardage of several of the fabrics,
so l shared them with the other girls who saw the antique quilt with me,
and we all embarked on the journey to make the quilt.
Only l put the fabrics aside, and was distracted by other stuff!
Then about 3 weeks ago, we had a sewing retreat at Sorrento.
l knew that it was a good time to start the hexi journey of this quilt.
One of the other ladies on the retreat is also making the quilt.
We could encourage each other.
Only l was distracted by a request from some dear friends to help make a quilt.
So the fabrics were put aside again.
Finally over Easter break, those fabrics just couldn't wait any longer.
So on a cool Good Friday afternoon, while the family
had gone to watch a local footy game, l began.
Slowly and steadily, l covered the hexi's and made my first flower.
It was instant love!!!
l became busy cutting,
Then another dear friend gave me this birdy tray,
which is perfect for holding my work in progress.
And as the lines of covered hexi's grew, l made more flowers.
l had to take my MIL to a hospital clinic appointment,
so l prepared a tin to take with me, as
there is always plenty of waiting time.
Who knew that you could stitch this many flower centres while waiting??
l do now!!
These hexi's below were covered while driving around on several outings
on Sunday with DH doing the driving. Bonus stitching time!
And this is my progress as of last night.
9 full flowers and 13 centres, just waiting!
This morning l prepped a whole lot more fabrics.
Another gift from a friend.
So many memories will be stitched into this quilt.
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