Sunday, August 30, 2009

Slow but Sure

Here is something i have been working on for a little while now. A few months back i was seeing lots of paper pieced hexagons and i really wanted to give it a try. I found some easy directions to follow and went for it at Cia's Palette. I have been using all scraps, so far. I envision this as someday being Avery's wedding quilt...by virtue of how tiny all these pieces are(about 1.5 inches) and that she is only 7 now... so you can tell i am figuring in lots of time for this one. Of course there is the chance that this plan will go bust if i get overwhelmed by the sheer volume that i would need, but there are enough of them currently that they could be something else, right?
I have been keeping them on and in my sewing bag in my purse, working on them when i get the chance...at the doctor's office, at the library, at my sisters house, just wherever. You can see my idea plan in the top picture. I am thinking about bordering all of them in black hexagons and then outlining it all in white. What do you think? There is something about a project totally done by hand that is on one hand soothing and on the other really daunting!!!!
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12 comments:

Deb said...

Wow that's amazing!

Grammie/Mom said...

It sure is! I've seen the work in progress...and those hexagons are tiny. It will be so beautiful when you complete it in...what?...15-16 years. ;0)

Colleen said...

Don't think too hard about "finishing", just keep taking pleasure from the "doing."

Looks great, Leslie.

AJ said...

They are so tiny and amazing! It will surely be an heirloom to be passed down when you finish it.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Those are so sweet! I would love to do some of those and put on a shirt~

Elizabeth said...

I love the idea to border them in the black and white. It looks really cool! :D

angela said...

I love your plan, with the black and white. That is a fantastic project to take along!

Brown Family Blog said...

all I have to say is wow!

Jodie B-C said...

Oh I love the idea! I've been working on a wedding quilt for my daughter (she's two...there's still a chance I can finish it in time!!) I decided to go with yo-yos for her quilt. Love the look of yours too!

MLE said...

these are way cute, but i would never have the endurance to finish something like that! it's a good idea that you're keeping them with you at all times. good luck!!

MaryMary said...

So pretty! Love your fabric too--you are so talented dear friend.

The Tripp Family said...

I love it. I wrote a longer comment that got lost in the blogger abyss.

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