Delft #3: progress

I have been industrious.

Here’s where I am today, all current hexie flowers pinned to my design wall. The layout measures 48 x 42 inches (123 x 106cm), which is quite a substantial piece. I’ve done a lot of the paler joining hexies too, but time is short today and I didn’t have the additional half hour it would have taken to fill them in. It will change the look a little, make it a little more interesting than the pale putty colour of the background.

Sorry, the lighting is bad as it’s overcast today.

I still have a lot of the dark outer hexies fabric and even more of the brighter blue and white leaf print fabric, so I’ll be increasing the size with those. This probably isn’t the final layout, but seemed an appropriate way to show what I’ve got so far.

Amazing how much Netflix you can get through while your hands are busy and your back is sore…

27 thoughts on “Delft #3: progress

  1. You have been busy! I get how much Television can be watched while doing other things, It’s time for me to call it a day though. Have a good week.

  2. Your hexies are lovely. I try restrict myself to more serious podcasts and documentaries but it doesn’t always work that way…I’m certainly enjoying Spooks on Britbox right now 🙂

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    I love these hexies so much.

  4. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Sorry to hear about your sore back but it has allowed you to do a lot of hand stitching. I am impressed by the size it has reached.

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m sort of impressed myself! I hadn’t realised quite how many there were until I started to lay them out. The back pain is always with me, but flares from time to time; when it starts actually clunking I know it’s time to rest it.

  5. Lynda says:

    I am looking at your latest piece and thinking: “Wow, that’s amazing.” (Thinking about how yo-yo quilts have voids and work) Then you told me you were going to fill in the voids. So Q: If I wanted to make a hexi flower quilt and not fill in the connector bits, would it work? It seems like it should, but… Thinking some more; I now see that I would have to back each hexi for finishing. That would be a lot of work, life is short, but I’ll give it a go! 😉

    • katechiconi says:

      You could do it more simply by basting the ‘holey’ hexie piece to batting and backing. You could then cut away the spaces, leaving some seam allowance to turn under. You’d have to whipstitch around each hole to finish it, but it would be faster than backing each piece and then joining them.

      • Lynda says:

        Thank you! Your suggestion has me seeing a washable felt and a small stitch around the edges using my machine. I am also imagining a much smaller project like a table topper or wall hanging maybe? I will try a sample hexi to see which method works best for me. In the meantime, I will be making hexies to keep me occupied after my knee surgery. All in all, I would prefer to be making them as you did while on vacation!

      • katechiconi says:

        If you don’t want to actually use it as a quilt, then for simplicity’s sake you could simply back it with iron-on interfacing, without batting. The interfacing would hold all the seams in place. If you do want thickness and padding, then the solution you suggest would work well

  6. It’s turning out so pretty.

  7. manicmumdays says:

    W😍W!! That’s gorgeous!
    What are you watching/what’s good on Netflix at the moment?

  8. Wow! Just Wow! Nice work Kate!

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