Saturday, 31 March 2012
Yes, it really is finished! See!
I got the last hexagon sewn in late Thursday evening and yesterday I sewed on a patch with my name and the year of completion.
It now has pride of place on my bed and helps to keep me and Chalky warm.
Lots of gratuitous photos coming up ...
There are 298 hexagons in total. I made all but two of them - I asked Hayley and Helen to make one each for me.
As you know, this is my first quilt, and entirely hand stitched! Bit of a mammoth challenge, but on the whole it has been great fun.
I started the project around August last year. I first blogged about it here when I had started to make them. I hadn't thought at the time just how many I would need and how long it would take!
So now it's finished I'm glad, relieved, happy and a bit sad. It has certainly kept me busy on many a train journey/cold night/boring weekend.
It turns out I had made one too many hexagons though, and I have been wondering what to do with it.
The first thing that came to mind was "burn it", but that does seem a little extreme (although a nice ending to the project in a sacrifical ritual kind of way).
However, I have decided to do a little giveaway and send it to one of my readers. Maybe it could be the start for your own hand sewn quilt?!
This is the leftover hexi without a purpose ...
To be in with a chance of winning, just leave me a comment. Maybe tell me about your biggest/longest project?
For a second shot at the prize, become a follower and tell me. If you already are a follower just leave another comment to say so.
And for your third and final chance, mention this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter and come back and tell me.
I will draw the winner on Easter Monday, April 9th, so you have just over a week to enter. With the hexi I will also send out my insruction sheet and template for how to make them. Imternational entries welcome and don't forget to leave a way for me to get in touch if you are a no-reply or anonymous commenter!