Friday, August 14, 2015

Progress on the Forever Hexagon Quilt

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.

I don't have dates for the photos above. I sure wish I did.
March 11, 2015
May 30, 2015
June 15, 2015

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.

August 12, 2015

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.

 

5 comments:

Kathleen Loomis said...

I think it wants to be a hexagon when it's finished. Why abandon that shape at the very end, having invested so much in it to date?

Robbie said...

I have to agree with Kathy. Guess it all depends on what or where you are hanging it or laying it! I think it is fabulous!!!!! I certainly appreciate all your work in this!!!! Amazing and just a wonderful piece!!!

Grit said...

Looks so, so fantastic.

Lisa Greenbow said...

It is looking good Beth. Keep after it. You will win. I like the idea of putting this big piece on a solid color. I know what ever you do it will look great.

Teresa Duryea Wong said...

This is just incredible. You are doing a fantastic job. I am not sure about the finish, but one way is to just add a very thin solid border under the odd hanging hexies - just one inch or less. that would finish off the edges, focus the eye in yet allow you to keep the overall piece in the hexie shape - which I think is a must. But I am sure you will figure it out. Love this!