Getting there

Well, it may not be the prettiest quilt I've ever made, but Frankenblanket is slowly taking shape! 

I'm really loving all the different colours and patterns in the hexagon flowers, and though I often tend to follow specific patterns and colour schemes in my quilts, I think the variety works really well with the hexie form. You can't really tell from the photos here, but even the white hexies are different, something I worried about at first but which I now see as completely in sync with the randomness of the rest of the quilt! 

I had a bit of trouble when I actually started sewing the hexie flowers together into rows. Where I had initially intended to stack them on top of each other in straight lines rather than diagonals, my spatial reasoning and cognitive abilities seemed not to be up for it! And so, I ended up with lovely offset diagonal rows, which I now firmly believe look better than more straightforward up and down stacking (that's my story anyway, and I'm sticking to it!) Much to my chagrin, however, the layout I pursued necessitated making a couple more hexie flowers. That wasn't a problem as such, just a bit of an unexpected delay, one that could've potentially become very extended indeed, had I also made the half flowers my layout seems to demand... 

In the interest of time, however, I've decided, that I'm just going to fill in the blanks, as it were, with more white hexies and half-hexies. I'm now furiously working away at these and am cautiously optimistic.... the end is in sight!

xx Tina


  1. Looks brilliant and there is just something lovely about a hand pieced quilt. Enjoy the process!

  2. It is lovely and the variation in the white gives it texture. Di x

  3. Looks lovely. Gives me an idea of what mine will look like. If I ever get round to doing any of it.

  4. Oh this is coming together really well! You must be a speed piecer! Jxo

  5. Frankenbalnket seems such a harsh naem for this little eclectic beauty. Have fun finishing her!


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