Thanks

for all of your nice comments about my last post.  I’m feeling much better about it all.  I think that I just needed to get it off my chest and now I’m going to not to let it get to me.  I think that Jacquie put it best… I’m going to try to “blog without obligation.” 

Plus I had a nice full day of sewing yesterday! I made major progress on the hexagons.  It’s been so long since I’ve made a queen sized quilt that I’d forgotten how much longer it takes to get a big top finished up.

You know what I need?  A much bigger design wall.  But not having one has forced sorting out some organization systems or else I loose track of all the hexagons!

Organized hexes

Just have to sew the columns together and add a white border to either side, trim the top & bottom and it will be done!   It’s nice and big.  It will be 91″ x 93″ once I add the borders.

Big Hexes

Maybe it’s time to start pulling fabrics for the next quilt…

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  • Courtney

    August 10, 2009 at 7:08 am | Reply

    Love the fussy cut Fresh deers! and really glad you’re feeling better :)

  • beth

    August 10, 2009 at 7:52 am | Reply

    lovely! can’t wait to see it quilted…i really like all the fabrics!

  • wendy

    August 10, 2009 at 7:58 am | Reply

    Love it! Love the Red Letter Day. Very fresh with all that white.

  • Sarah

    August 10, 2009 at 8:28 am | Reply

    Another beautiful one, my dear! Love the hexagons on white…

  • Ashley

    August 10, 2009 at 8:44 am | Reply

    it’s looking fabulous! i also love the paint by number deer – so fun!

  • Amber

    August 10, 2009 at 9:06 am | Reply

    It looks amazing – and I can’t wait to see it all done!! And I can’t wait to see the people you cast for the new Project Runway :-)

  • Audrie

    August 10, 2009 at 9:24 am | Reply

    It looks beautiful!! I’m still mustering up the strength for my next queen quilt… in the meantime I’m going to stick with baby quilts lol

  • Cara

    August 10, 2009 at 10:29 am | Reply

    Its turning out beautifully – design wall or no.

  • Kit @ Diva Quilts

    August 10, 2009 at 11:11 am | Reply

    VERY pretty! Love it! :)

  • Cheryl Arkison

    August 10, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Reply

    I use my new fence as design wall when the weather is good. I just tack a sheet to it or hang it over the top. Not sure what I’ll do when the snow comes…

  • Kate

    August 10, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Reply

    Well done Alissa, your half hex quilt top looks beautiful and like Ashley…I really love the inclusion of paint by number deer!

  • Cate

    August 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Reply

    Love love love the paint by number deer! So great!

  • Janice

    August 10, 2009 at 7:48 pm | Reply

    I think this might be one of my favorites…ever :) I think I say that with each one you make, but it’s always true :)

  • Becky

    August 10, 2009 at 8:11 pm | Reply

    I haven’t tried a hexagon one yet…I imagine it would take me awhile. And I like to finish quick so I can get to the give-it-away part.

  • amandajean

    August 11, 2009 at 11:53 am | Reply

    this quilt looks great! i know what you mean about bigger quilts taking more time. i’ve made a lot of twin size quilts this year…and it’s amazing how 3 extra inches on one side and an extra 12″ on the bottom makes it take that much longer to finish. i need to get into a baby quilt groove. badly. :)

  • Amy

    August 11, 2009 at 12:02 pm | Reply

    It’s fantastic – I’ve never made a hexagon quilt but I think you’ve inspired me to try. Did you use a particular pattern for making them?

  • jaybird

    August 13, 2009 at 3:29 am | Reply

    yes it takes a while.. but it’ll be so worth it! as for the design wall i know what you mean… mine is 5×5 and often i keep making things that extend past it!

  • jacquie

    August 13, 2009 at 9:22 am | Reply

    pretty, pretty pretty! i’m going to concentrate on a few bed sized quilts in the next month. you’re right…take a lot longer, but they’re so great to have.

  • Molly

    August 13, 2009 at 6:52 pm | Reply

    This quilt is scrumptious–really makes me want to try the hexagon pattern.

    Thanks for your inspiration!

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