The hexies are finished and I've named it 'Blowing Bubbles' but am open to other name suggestions. Feel free to be more creative than me. I won't be offended because I'm sat here smiling, liking what the end result looks like - no matter what it is called.
If I am going to suck up the courage and put a quilt in a small show then I am happy I made this for that specific purpose.
It's not huge - measuring in at 49" x 53". There are approximately 500 1.5" hexies, or partial hexies in it. In terms of hexie quilts I don't think that is a huge amount. But for me it was enough. I didn't grow bored with basting and hand sewing them until just before the end. Obviously you will not see me making a bed sized hexie quilt in the near future. That would be pushing my boredom threshold a little too much!
As with many of my quilts, the idea for this pattern just popped into my head one day when I was playing with some hexie graph paper. it grew into a quilt from that original doodle. If you haven't read the continuing saga of creation, it is hand pieced then machine quilted in a swirly snail pattern in each LV hexie. The blue hexies were hand quilted with perle in threads that I had as close a match to each blue. This does render the hand quilting slightly invisible though. Oh well.
I love the LV, in the way it gives a uniform(ish) background but as you look up close it provides more and more colour and lots of whimsical detail.
I tried to do an ombre effect with the binding but it doesn't show up in these photos so well. I used the blues that were used for the 'bubbles' and then went into LV fabrics but tried to stick with LV with blues in them.
So, one hanging sleeve to attach and then it gets popped in the post and the next time I will see it it will be hanging with a great deal of other quilts for company and my heart will be leaping out its chest to see it there.
I haven't written my Q2 FAL post yet but I am putting this on that list. The hanging sleeve will have to to count as the finishing bit. There is not way it is falling between the gap of the two quarters!