Sunday, September 27, 2009

1302 Hexies




While at the Jacksonville Quilt show this weekend , lots of beauties were displayed. But the one quilt that received many many comments as I walked around was the top postage stamp quilt. Each square measures 1.5 inches and they were individually hand stitched. There were 2500 in the quilt I am showing you.
As many of you know I had 3000 -1.5 inch squares ready to make a postage stamp quilt but because the 1.5 inch squares came from several swaps well when I started the piecing process, they did not sew up evenly.

Hence was born my hexagon quilt. I now have 1302 hexies on it and barely measures 20x20 inches.

Well the postage quilt generated comments like " That woman had to be insane" . "who in their right mind would work with such tiny blocks" On and on it went.

So my cyber friends, what will be said about me when I complete my hexie quilt made of 1/4 inch hexagons and display it at a quilt show??

23 comments:

Janet said...

EEk, well you will probably get the same comments so if you show it, be sure to stand next to it. I would say I admire the fortitude to make a quilt like that.

Karen said...

holy hexies!!! ur quilt is going to be AMAZING! Someday. keep giving us updates!

grendelskin said...

They will almost certainly call you insane! But I love your breed of insanity, it's producing such lovely results.

Tine said...

People say evil things when they are envious! I think the quiltshow-quilt -and you hexie wip- are amazing. I cannot imagine ever having the patience to do one, but I really wish I could :)

luv2quilt2 said...

You will hear repeated "wows"! The picture is great, but it's really hard to truly imagine the size.

Quilt Hollow said...

The same will be said...with envy!

Pat said...

And who cares if they call you crazy? THEY won't have such a great quilt in their homes, will they???

Caryn said...

You'll hear lots of jealous comments but lots of admiring ones too! I keep a container of 1 1/2 inch squares for a postage stamp quilt but I keep forgetting to throw squares in when I cut other projects!

Mimi said...

1/4"???!!!!!!

kheli said...

Wow. These small pieces scare me! But I think it is beautiful!

Lurline said...

The patience of a saint? Bet you had fun, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Susan said...

Oh yeah, "insane" comes to mind immediately! Your hexies are looking great...keep at it!

Mary-Kay said...

You already know what will be said. Wow!

Natalia said...

That's awesome that you have the patience to do that quilt! It'll be so neat when it's finished!

Barb said...

It will be said that you have the patience of Job.

That is amazing!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

We will all say you are amazing!!!

GARI said...

You wrote it here! Everyone knows a person who hand pieces 1/4" hexagons has to be crazy/insane. LOL

Lori Holt said...

It will be said that you have the patience of a saint!
It really will be a masterpiece when you are finished...no matter how big it is, it';s already amazing.
x
lori

Karen said...

That's not insane! That's wonderful!

Carrie P. said...

I think a lot will say you are crazy too but who cares because you are having fun and I say it is going to be one amazing when you get done.

Jean said...

I love this quilt...you are doing a great job!!!

The Calico Cat said...

I would say, "I love that quilt, I only wish I had the patience/perseverance to make one myself."

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

"This woman must already be locked up and taking other people's meds on the side!"

Actually, it is AMAZING!!!!!!