I have been diligently working on my hexagon quilt. For those of you who are new to the blog, this quilt has been an on-going project for quite awhile now. I was inspired to draw this up after visiting a hotel in French Lick, Indiana. The floor in the hotel is made up of thousands and thousands of individual tiles laid by Italian craftsmen years ago.
The fabric hexagons I'm using are 1/2" hexagons. Here is the progression of my work on this project.
This is the latest photo. At this point in time, the quilt measures 86" at it widest point and is 47" tall. There is a maroon "spike" I'll be adding to the top (similar to those on the sides), but I haven't done that yet. I figured it would get in the way as I work on adding rows to the piece.
I'm starting to see the "light at the end of the tunnel;" I might actually finish this thing. The biggest problem I'll have is how to finish it off. I love the shape it is (more hexagon-ish; not square), but I might have to "square it up" using hexagons to fill in. I COULD applique it to a solid background. That would provide lots of space for some interesting quilting. Hmmmm, decisions, decisions. What color background would set this off the best? How would YOU finish it off? I'm really interested in suggestions. PLEASE leave a comment.