Thursday, October 20, 2011
Woo hoo! Here is my progress so far on my new Dragon Quilt! The plan is for 3,942 1/2" hexagons to complete the image. I completed 432 in a week ~ so if all goes well, in 10 weeks I'll have all the pieces made. Then I'll put them all together and try to have this finished by the end of 2012 since it's the year of the dragon!
Tonight is the PMQG meeting and I'm pretty excited about it, I have 2 quilts to show!! One is the Villa Villa Kula quilt I posted earlier... and the other is a baby blanket for my friends new daughter, Ona. I'm really super happy with my free-motion-quilting on that project. Here is an up close shot, I'll post more as soon as I have good photos of the finished quilt.
Friday, October 7, 2011
I've had the idea for a dragon hexie quilt even before I finished my squid quilt. After a long summer, I finally have the design finished! What do you think? It's just a rough idea of what actual patterned fabric will look like, and I may change color families as I go ~ but it's a good start.
This quilt will need at least 4,000 1/2" hexagon pieces which is a much bigger project than the squid at 1,432 hexies. Am I crazy???? Maybe... but I really miss having something to work on wherever I go ~ and honestly, finishing a hand-pieced quilt is pretty satisfying! I ordered some of the pre-cut paper pieces today ~ that means I will start sewing in about a week.
The dragon image was chosen because 2012 is the year of the dragon ~ my hope is to be able to finish by the end of 2012.... we'll see how that goes ~ wish me luck and quick callouses!