Red Hexie Scrappy Quilt for the Hexie Queen blog hop ... the big reveal!
'If you are going to participate commit' they said, well I certainly did that. For someone who is a beginning quilter and had never sewn a hexagon before this challenge, cutting out 60 four inch hexagons before attempting to even sew a row may have been overly optimistic!! I used scrap fabrics from my $50 Craigslist stash:
|60 Hexagons cut from scrap|
But I did make this bag the day after I signed up for the blog hop to test my hexagon skills:
Even though I began to realize I may have bitten off more than I can chew, I persevered. First by just sewing a few test rows:
|Machine blanket stitch appliqued onto the backing fabric|
I made backing from leftover fabrics as well and then sat the project aside for a few days to focus on other quilts (because i hadn't bought the batting yet).
|The quilt top and backing awaiting batting|
|My little $200 brother machine is doing pretty well|
|I love the maroon Laura Ashley print on the back|