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…

19 Responses to “Thanks”

  1. Courtney August 10, 2009 at 7:08 am #

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

  2. beth August 10, 2009 at 7:52 am #

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

  3. wendy August 10, 2009 at 7:58 am #

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

  4. Sarah August 10, 2009 at 8:28 am #

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

  5. Ashley August 10, 2009 at 8:44 am #

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

  6. Amber August 10, 2009 at 9:06 am #

    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 :-)

  7. Audrie August 10, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    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

  8. Cara August 10, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    Its turning out beautifully – design wall or no.

  9. Kit @ Diva Quilts August 10, 2009 at 11:11 am #

    VERY pretty! Love it! :)

  10. Cheryl Arkison August 10, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    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…

  11. Kate August 10, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

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

  12. Cate August 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm #

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

  13. Janice August 10, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    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 :)

  14. Becky August 10, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

    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.

  15. amandajean August 11, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    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. :)

  16. Amy August 11, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    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?

  17. jaybird August 13, 2009 at 3:29 am #

    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!

  18. jacquie August 13, 2009 at 9:22 am #

    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.

  19. Molly August 13, 2009 at 6:52 pm #

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

    Thanks for your inspiration!

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