Now that Ring Around the Hexies booklet (16 pages) is off to the printers. And I have the next copy of Pieced Hexies in the hands of my editor. (Special Note: BOOMER the Pieced Hexie design used in Ring Around the Hexies was originally to make it’s debut in the next Pieced Hexies Book. I have since pulled this design from the book and replaced it with another. Yes a whole set of samples was furiously made, the graphics drawn, and wordage written in just 5 days when I came home from North Carolina.
Let’s just say the last two weeks of August I really don’t remember…LOL.
But I had decided at the retreat that I was going to make a bed size version of Ring Around the Hexies. The original timetable I had in my mind was “over this winter”. But then the booklet was born and I have been sewing like a mad woman to make at least the top in time for Market in October.
The full size version is truly just 4 wall hangings sewing together 4 patch style. But I plan to show some “recoloring” in my rendition.
Since at the time I thought I was going to be off to Madison Wisconsin to Quilt Expo for two nights (hotel room sewing retreat with a friend) I cut and packaged up all the makings of the 36 pieced Collaboration Star blocks.
Then life happened and I couldn’t go. But having everything cut and packaged did make the sewing part extremely easy and quick. Did I mention that my rendition is going to be done using Civil War Repros. And Semi-Scrappy in style. Just for the blocks alone I used over 200 different fabrics. Yes the Civil War Repro stash runs deep.
Each block has 4 – 4patches in the corner. Each 4 patch in my version is made using 4 different fabrics. 2 lights and 2 darks. So just in 4 patches we have 144 different fabrics. (all these numbers make the math geek part of me happy)
Strip sets were sewn.
Cut down into units.
4 patches assembled.
This is what the design board looked like at the end of the day.
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