I finished my Smitten Quilt! It measures 160 x 125cm
I love the way it turned out, sort of scrappy but still organised. It looks complicated but like any project… you “eat the elephant one bite at a time”. It is just lots of hexagons pieced together.
To completed the quilt, you will need – the pattern created by Lucy Kingwell. It is a good English paper piecing project. The blocks are all hexagons. I did add a border which made it slightly larger than the original pattern, but only by a few inches.
I used an assortment of fabrics, in the top. There is 570 cm amount for the binding and 2.5 metres in the backing. I did manage to use most of the fabrics that I picked out at the beginning. I grouped them in the beginning into colour bundles – green, blue, neutral, grey, yellow and solids. I kept the hexagons in varying shades of light, medium and dark to make the pattern work. By grouping the fabrics, it makes deciding on the colour grouping easier for each hexagon.
What do you think?
I also finished my pouch that I mentioned…
I am still working on my green hexagons. Starting to think about a few other projects as that is the only project that I really have that is partly started at the moment. I do like to have a few projects on the go at one time.
I have found an Instagram hashtag to start following this month. Check out #craftingismytherapy_may I also have a button on my page to link you to the blog of the creator –
Me, You & Magoo is about their life as a family of three. The focus of the hashtag is crafting for pleasure, basically taking some ‘me-time’ to unwind in our busy lives. It doesn’t have to be a finished project, it can be planning a project too. Each month the hashtag changes to reflect the month we are currently in. At the end of the month, they will feature favourite images.
I just love looking at what everyone is crafting. Taking their me-time to unwind.