#hexchat and my own unsewn hexis

Word Lily knitsLisa of Books. Lists. Life. posted a paper-piecing quilting tutorial, and Trish of Love, Laughter, Insanity kind of ran with it, and it’s turned into an informal quiltalong. They’re having fun chatting on Twitter, using the #hexchat hashtag, and I kind of joined in the fun, tweeting them when I saw a post of beautiful hexagon quilts at NJStacie’s blog.

I love the look of so many quilts, many variations of hex quilts among them, but I’m not ready to start a quilt. I’m still scared of my sewing machine.

The eye candy and the talk, though, have me yearning to get back to my own hexagons and get my Beekeeper’s Quilt finished. (Pattern here.) I had all the hexipuffs knitted as of this spring, and I started piecing them together this summer, but it’s been stalled for months. I really want to get it done before Christmas.

Tying my Beekeeper's Quilt

Each hexagon is knitted, then stuffed and closed up, then I’m tying them together where the corners meet like you’d tie a quilt.

I’m quite a bit further along in the tying than this, it shouldn’t take more than a couple dedicated afternoons (or the equivalent in shorter spurts) to get it all done. In that photo, the wrong side is up; the ties basically stay on the wrong side and aren’t visible from the right side.

Mmm, hexipuffs …

I love how we can draw inspiration from each other, across mediums!

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16 responses to “#hexchat and my own unsewn hexis

  1. Oo, those look neat! Should be a fun, colorful finished product. Looking forward to seeing it!

  2. Oh god please stop using this silly #hexchat tag. It is an IRC client…

  3. Amy @ My Friend Amy

    That is very colorful!

  4. Oh that’s fun! Loving the colours and the overall idea :)

  5. Just love your Hexipuffs! Such a neat idea…hoping to see the finished pictures soon! I’ll be following…
    TracyAnn from http://www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

  6. Wow, I’m excited to see the finished product!

  7. That is so cool! I’ve never seen anything like it! Wow, the things people come up with. Amazing.

  8. So far I have knitted 3 hexipuffs… but I only discovered the Beekeeper’s quilt this week. Seeing your work is so inspiring. How many puffs do you have in total? And when did you start?

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