Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hexagons versus Yo Yo's

This is Janice's gorgeous hexagon quilt.  It is huge (100" x 100" approx).  There is a little group of quilting friends that I sew with on a Friday.  When Janice was putting this quilt together we all thought it would be a great idea to make one.  We made two hexagons for each other every week and had a swap at sewing.  This went on for about 2 years and it ensured that we had a large variety of fabrics.  Jan and Michelle have started sewing their's together and I decided to start with mine.  This is how far I got.

I had a lot of trouble with my wrists and hands sewing them together.  I then decided that I would  make a yo yo quilt instead (after discovering the clover yo yo maker).  Jan gave me all her yo yo's and I gave her all my hexagons. 

I have made quite a few but now realise I will need hundreds of them to make a quilt!  Not to worry, the joy is in the making of them and watching the squares of fabric change into something beautiful when gathered together.

Sue-Anne xxx


Lori said...

Yo-Yo or hexagon both look hard! The end result is always amazing! Even as a table runner:)

Wendy said...

What a good idea to swap them. I love the tablerunner.
Thanks for stopping by with a comment on my scrappy quilt, it's really a good book for anyone.

Jo in TAS said...

The hexagon quilt and runner are gorgeous but I'm looking forward to seeing the completed yo-yo quilt!

broderie said...

welcome to blogging! lots of lovely bits so far for us to look at and enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Ah - a kindred spirit! I, too am stitching 'circles'. And hexagons - little ones from the scraps of the circles. I was delighted when I saw your pictures. Made me feel warm and fuzzy to think that someone else had a pile of circular fabric delight!

I love that your quilting friends all swapped hexagons. What a great way to build up a selection of different ones, and great memories of your friends.

Thanks so much for sharing.