This is one of the quilts that I made to enter the 2004 show in Queensland - it is paper pieced hexagons.
This project started so I would have some hand sewing to take to my sewing groups on Thursday nights. Before long, I was taking bits to uni to do in my free time, and spending all my spare time on this. Addictive!
The design was sketched out on EQ5, and then I assembled individual units before joining them all together. The side of each hexagon is 3/4 inch, and there are 4847 in the quilt top. the top measures 195 cm by 205 cm.
I machine quilted over the individual sections - mostly in complementary colours, because I wanted the hexagons to stand out, not the quilting.
Anyway, I won a first prize for this quilt at the show, so I was really happy.
So happy, I started another hexagon quilt, but with smaller hexagons. I found that this quilt got really big really fast, and I wanted to do more patterns. These ones have an edge of 1/2 inch, and I am not using black prints, so it will be a bit brighter!