Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The above quilt is a quilt that belongs to a friend of mine in Indianapolis I slept under this quilt while staying with her. I decided to make a copy of this quilt, so out we went to the shops nearby and far away to buy fabric that resembles that of the 1950’s when this quilt was made.
I found lots of lovely prints and Rosie gave me some too. What I did find and it did surprise me was, I bought the green fabric for the border and it was the same shade exactly which was in the quilt.
After our trip to America I came home all enthused about starting this quilt. That is what I did start. What I should have one is home doing all enthused about finishing this quilt. So now years later I am back to ‘trying to finished’ hopefully by the end of the year most of the top should be done.
I will take these little hexagons everywhere I have to wait for someone and do it. That way the quilt top will progress more quickly than just doing it at home.
One mistake I did make was not making the hexagon bigger and that way I wouldn’t have to make as many baskets or make the borders larger. Oh Well Too Late

 This is the first basket that is nearly finished I has 10 more baskets and handles made. I
 have made the centres for the flowers. Now I am making the flowers.
Next I supposse I will have to do the background which I am not looking forward to.
This is a block that was left over from that quilt. Rosie gave it to me so I would remember how to do the blocks. I may use in the centre of the quilt or maybe on the back as I do not think the blocks are going to be as big as this one.


  1. Little hexies are a time consumer for sure. I have the papers cut for some about an " in size. haven't decided what fabric I want to use. They were easy to cut with my accu cut studio. I thought I ordered a larger size, LOL!

  2. I've always wanted to make a single basket from mini hexagons. It's a classic.