I finished stitching up the last couple seams on this
flowerburst hexie block last night. The sides of these blocks are finishing at about four
inches. So let's see... if I want a finished queen sized-quilt, that
would be roughly 24 blocks long and 22 blocks wide. Which would be a
total of 528 blocks. WHAT?! Can that even be possible? Someone check my
math and tell me I'm wrong, please.
Nevermind, I just checked it myself and I definitely was wrong. No big surprise there! While the sides may be four inches, the diameter at their widest point is eight. That means 12 blocks long and 11 blocks wide, totaling 132 blocks. That sounds a LOT more doable. Just to be safe, go ahead and check that math for me, would ya? I don't have the best track record in regards to calculating quilt pattern dimensions.
FBH group shot
Here they all are together. I have 15 of them so far. Yikes, this may take a while! It's quite a bit of effort to get those little half-hexies basted and stitched in there, but I'm sticking with it because I think they look pretty cool this way.
leaning tower of hexies
There's no deadline in mind, obviously. I tend to have a hard time with those, have you noticed?! It'll be years, for sure. I think there are about 35 hexie flowers waiting for borders. This project has it's own plastic storage box that is handy for grabbing to take along on car rides, so I'll be bringing it with me this week for all the Fourth of July traveling we have planned :D