When I was organizing my fabric the other day I was reminded that I had cut a ton of half hexagons when I was making a baby quilt for a friend a couple of months ago and tossed them in a bin. With the addition of some freshly cut pieces from some updated fabrics I figured what the hell? Let’s make another Big Dumb Hexagon Quilt.
They’re not actually all that dumb but they are quick to go together. Particularly if you already have 3/4 of your pieces cut. Still, this one is a lot bigger than the normal “baby size” quilt I typically make. I’ve been seeing a scaling up in the size department with my quilts. Probably has something to do with my comfort level with quilting something bigger on my tiny machine.
See the size of that thing next to that little bitty sewing machine? I also decided to back this with home decor/upholstery weight fabric so it’s kinda unwieldy. That was after Happy Hour though, so I got significantly more organized and methodical on Saturday morning. 🙂
Winston pitched in the best way he knows how. BY BEING ADORABLE. Behind him on the floor is a blanket my Grandmother crocheted for me. He likes to lay on it when I’m working in the sewing studio. He hasn’t even tried to eat it yet.
On Sunday I cut out the pieces for another quilt I’ve been wanting to make. The pattern is called Flowering Snowball. I don’t know why.
Here are all the pieces. It’s not at all what I started out with in my head. In my head I was going to make this super girly, super sweet quilt with this fabric I already had at home but when I looked at it again, I realized it was much too muted to stand on its own. So I chose some yardage I bought about a year ago during the Shop Hop.
This is a really pretty mustard yellow flower with cornflower blue centers and a little bit of white peeking out. It is SUPER luxe. Just really soft like the sheets you want on your bed. I had a cornflower blue linen on hand for the centers and while this looks “ok”, it just feels sort of Holly Hobby to me. Maybe it’ll look better when it’s pieced but I was working on it this morning before work and it still feels sort of…meh. We’ll see.
I finished the binding on the Big Dumb Hexie last night and washed and dried it this morning so finished photos will be taken after work today. Stay tuned!