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I went back and looked, and the first photo I have of the beginnings of this quilt is from July 24th.  And today is September 28th.  Two months it took me to make this quilt.  For me, that is a long time.  Now it would be one thing if I’d done a ton of sewing otherwise, but I kinda haven’t.  The odd quilting bee block here or there, but otherwise?  Not much sewing!  Lesson I’ve learned?  Don’t start a huge quilt when you’re going to be working a lot.  Tackle smaller quilts and that way it’s easier to get a project finished and feel that needed sense of accomplishment!

But anyhow – the quilt!

Big Hexes Quilt

It’s 80″ by 88″ – a full sized quilt, but it’s on a queen sized bed in the above photo. 

Some details…

The pebble quilting, which I’ll never do on a quilt this big again (it took SO long!) really works on this simple pattern. I love it. Especially after the wash and crinkle…

Big Hexes - Quilting Detail

Love how the deer pop since I’ve otherwise used smaller scale prints.

Big Hexes - Deer detail

I used the Wonderland polka dots for the binding.

Big Hexes - Binding detail

The back – sorry for a kinda dark photo. The brown reads darker in this photo than it actually is.

Big Hexes - Back

It’s actually more like this:

Big Hexes - Back Quilting Detail

I love this quilt.  I do. But it was a huge project to get it all finished.  No more hexagons or pebble quilting for me for a long time. Improv piecing and stippling, here I come!

It’s for sale in my shop.

Hey all of you LA area readers – we’re finally having the first meeting for our new Modern Quilt Guild the evening of Oct. 12th and now’s the time to join us if you haven’t already!

Stack of Quilts

Just let me know if you’re interested and I can add you to the invite list.  Can’t wait to meet you all!

Stocking up

Oh the fabric I have to sew with as soon as my full time quilting mania kicks into gear when I finish my current job.

Fabric

I can’t wait! Just a couple more weeks… The blog is gonna be mellow until then, but oh, the sewing I’m going to get done soon!

Yay!

Does this mean I’m finally for real??

Cards

Has taken me forever to get around to getting cards. So glad that I finally did.

Busy weekend ahead with probably very little sewing time… But only two weeks left on my job before I’m back to the full time sewing.  I can’t wait! Then I’ll actually blog about, you know, sewing!

Hope that you all have wonderful, wonderful weekends!

Westside classes!

Hey LA people! Are you on the west side of town? I’m also teaching classes in Santa Monica at the Urban Craft Center! If you haven’t been there before, it’s a great space!

I’m teaching the basic “how to quilt” class over a couple of weekends this month (9/19 & 9/26) and next (10/18 & 10/25), but I’m also really excited about the improvisational piecing class that I’m teaching there in November on the 8th & 15th!

Log Cabin A - 4

Want to learn to “wing it” with your quilt blocks and free yourself from always working with patterns? This is the class for you! Click on over for details and maybe I’ll see you there!