So, as I was trying to get to sleep the other night, I got thinking about some of the modern quilts I've seen. I haven't made a 'quilt' size quilt in quite sometime. So that, along with pictures of modern quilts in my head (to put me to sleep!) I decided to start making one on Thursday!
This was my start! I knew I wanted to use white cotton sateen for the background and wanted something bright AND I wanted to use hex's in the quilt! So, I started to slice and dice, as they say!
I purchased these fabrics while in Florida to make the wine cozies for my sister and friends. Just happen to have enough to cut into wedges for my blocks.
Yes, the girls had to help! Actually, we had to have our air conditioner replaced today so the girls were watching out the window at the servicemen. Kept them occupied!
These are the blocks I made, which measure 12" x 16"...next up I looked in my stash of hex's already made up...I did find some to go with my color theme but I needed more so I made a few more from the scrap fabric I had left from the wedges.
And this is what I've come up with so far! Looks like a lot of hex's but not really...at least I don't think so at the moment.
So far I have the two rows sewn to white blocks, which will have hex's on them, as well as the borders. I already know how I'm going to quilt the piece...I'll outline the hex's and continue with the hex 'outline' throughout the piece...quilting in white thread, of course...or perhaps teal. I must still have our grand daughter's wedding party color in my head! HA
OK, I really don't know the layout for the hex's yet. That will have to take place tonight or tomorrow night when I'm trying to fall asleep! I accomplish a lot at night...in my head!