Hex On the Beach: I Got Me Some!

1/21/2013 06:38:00 PM

Amongst all the handbag pattern making this year, I'm taking on some seriously fun and challenging quilting projects. I've been away from quilting for awhile and it feels so good to get back into it.

I've already shown you the two "Block of the Month(s)" I'm doing this year, but I also indulged in a precut hexagon kit out of my most favorite fabric at the moment.  I am absolutely gushing over Free Spirit's "Saltwater" by the very talented designer, Tula Pink.  I just fell in love with her hexagon quilt done in a chevron pattern and had to order it.  Isn't this beautiful?  Sunset on the sea.

Source: Tula Pink

My kit arrived today, and I have to admit - I am big time scared.  What have I gotten myself into?  I am planning on machine piecing, using THIS awesome tutorial by Jacquie at Tallgrass Prairie Studio.  I actually didn't think the hexagons would be so small.  YOINKS!!  They are 2 1/4" cut and will finish at 1 3/4" wide.  I hope to do 1 row per day.... maybe?


I purchased my precut kit from Pink Chalk Fabrics, but now I see they are out of stock.  No worries, if you are interested, Hawthorne Threads, as well as quite a few other shops, have them.  The best part - no cutting!!  Wish me luck.
 
 Janelle

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13 comments

  1. hehe...hex on the beach! Looking forward to seeing the end result next year ;)

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  2. That quilt is gorgeous and I have complete faith that your project will look just as wonderful! You go girl!

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  3. I have secretly wanted that kit since I saw it in the Hawthorne Threads newsletter... I love Tula Pink.

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    1. I Love Tula Pink too, and I do think this is my favorite line of all of her fabrics. Love the colors in Saltwater

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  4. Was just thinking atleast u don't have to cut them out" and then you said it. Absolutely love this quilt!!! Can't wait to see the work in progress!

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  5. Wow, that is a beautiful quilt! You have more guts than i do. I had some one ask me about a hex quilt the other day and i put my fingers up in cross form and started backing away, lol. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  6. Thanks for showing some pictures, looks like fun!

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  7. I really wanted this kit but I just couldn't commit to all those littles hexagons. :D

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  8. I purchased this kit too! I love the colors and anything that is beachy! I just started my kit and I'm enjoying hand sewing while watching TV or sitting on my patio. I love the portability of this type sewing. Of course, this will take me some time to complete. Good luck! I can't wait to see your finished quilt.

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  9. Is there anyway to get a copy of the pattern? Would love to make something like this!

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    1. Hi Meghan, I think you would have to contact Tula Pink for that. She probably still sells it.

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