Monday, June 03, 2013

May Hexie Project

It all started at quilt retreat when Cindy, Nicole and I went for a little retail therapy. I picked up a package of diamonds. I planned to make a lone star quilt. I was too excited and didn't read the package. I picked up a couple 1/4 yard cuts on Monday the 6th and got started. I basted like they were going out of style. Diamonds are MUCH quicker than hexies.
I put my first diamond together in less than a day. I soon realized I had picked up a package for a 6 point star, not an 8 point! Oh no, but there was no turning back, the fabric was cut, the hexies were basted and I plugged along.
I was easily able to do about 2 diamonds a week.
On Friday I finished the top of the star. It actually turned out pretty good. I'm going to have to take out one diamond and re-do the stitching. I used dark thread and it just shows too much. I love how it turned out and can't wait to d a lone star with the same fabric.
I put it on my purple cutting mat just to see what it would look like, but I do have a purple/dark navy fabric I am going to use for the backing. I just have to find the steam a seam to attach it all down. It's turning out amazing and I am really hopeful I can finish it time for the mini quilt challenge.
I have ordered 8 point diamond pieces and will start that when I get them. I love how quickly this pieced together.


Sara said...

Oh my - this is really going to be stunning!

Deb A said...

Wow! That is stunning. Great job Moneik.