Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Hexagon Quilt-Along

Sitting on a shelf in my sewing room, the jelly roll kept winking at me. Beside her, the three half yard cuts whispered my name.  Then the charm square pack started throwing spit wads. What's a girl to do?  I turned and looked. My 3 bff's were holding up signs that said, "Go ahead, you know you want to!"
So I did.
I grabbed the jelly roll named Hope Valley, fired up the computer, found Jaybird's post about the Hexagon Quilt Along and got busy.  Old Red Barn hosts a different quilt-along every few months.  I've been watching, but never joined in.  Till now. 
The Hope Valley fabrics are just old fashioned enough to be perfect for this pattern.  I've been hoarding  saving them for just the right project. Having never made this block before, I thought I would need a special ruler.  Wrong.  My 8in x 24in Cut Right ruler had the 60 degree angle I needed printed conveniently and conspicuously right in in the center of the ruler.

No need to buy another ruler this time!

After sewing my strips together, I was ready to cut.  I was really hoping that I wouldn't mess up my precious fabric.  The HV charm pack kept staring at me from the shelf, hoping the same thing!  Not to worry.  It was easy.  With a little swivel of the ruler my triangles were quickly cut.

Look how pretty they look all cozied up together!  I'm ready for the next step.  If you've been wanting to join a quilt-along, why not join me (and about a thousand other people)
Here's the supply list and flickr site.

Now if my Hope Valley friends will just keep it down over there, maybe I can get some sewing done!


  1. Fabulous hexies! If all goes as planned, I will start mine tonight. AB Love or AMH Good Folks? I'm leaning toward the Good Folks, but we'll see....

  2. I signed up for the hex challenge as well, but need to get back to my studio to get started. . . Yours looks wonderful!

  3. Just beautiful! I love Hope Valley and I love hexies. Hmmm... I think I just found another new project...

    Jennifer :)

    PS I got my package in the mail! Thank you for the boxers AND the charm squares. You are the best!

  4. Love your quilt! I made a hexagon quilt last year and love it!!