YEAH, I'm in!!! Yep, another Quilt Along:) You may think I'm crazy, but I joined the Hexagon Charm Quilt Piece Along. Through the blogging world I met Cindy at Live A Colorful Life blog and she led me to Melanie's blog Texas Freckles, isn't that the cutest name? Anyway she, Melanie, started this QAL over a year ago. She has easy tips and a video on piecing a hexagon quilt. These have always intimidated, but also intrigued me. This is a great project for travel and beach and well, just about anywhere. I'm so excited! On Thursday we are leaving for our annual 2 week vacation to Montana. So I put together this hexagon sewing kit:
Needles, thread, clippers, and 1 1/2" English paper piecing pack from Sew Deerly Loved on Etsy. I've modified the paper piecing a little for easier pinning. There's only one thing missing, something to keep them in. Hmm, I'll have to use a baggie for now.
These are the delicious 4" reproduction fabric squares I ordered from Hoosier Quilter on Etsy. She has so many bundles like this, it was really hard to choose only one. But I think 50 should cover me for our two week trip, just around the corner.
This too is a 'go at your own pace' group. I know, what your thinking, I'll fit right in;) I've chosen to do a 50" by 60" throw size quilt, so I'll need to complete 540 hexagons. YIKES!!! Thanks to Melanie, who did the math, I've got this fun little chart to fill in as I go:
See, one down, 539 more to go. And you may have already noticed...I added a Hexie Progress Bar to the left column of my blog. Aren't hexagons cute? I love my first one.
One other thing, I'm really looking forward to on vacation, other than the boating, hanging with 4 of my favorite families, and horseback riding, is this book:
I couldn't wait, I already read the first two chapters and I can already tell, its gonna be a good one.
And so, I'm off to pack for a very long road trip. Please forgive the gap between my last post and this one. I do intend to keep in touch during vacation. There are some great antique shops, quilt shops and the fair will be on while I'm there, so definitely good stuff I can share with you!