So naturally (as the light bulb clicks on in my head) I decide that I'm going to make one for Hazel for when she moves into her toddler bed here in the next 6 months or so. I bought the fabric that I had been dreaming of using for such a purpose, ordered the hexagon template, and began to cut out all my hexagons (a pain in the neck literally from staring down all day). So here are my pictures from so far.
2.) Since I don't have a pattern that I'm following, I just laid out the pieces until I was happy with the pattern. This took a few tries.
By this time I was thinking that it was moving along fast and that if I really worked on it, I could have this quilt done by the end of next week. Well, reality hit me in the form of my MIL. I couldn't figure out how to attach two rows together so I took two of my rows over to my MIL to see if she had any words of wisdom to help me out. We went through some of her old quilting magazines to see if there was anything about hexagon quilts, there wasn't. So we hopped onto the Internet to see if there was any directions. There were. And they all said the same thing.............you have to sew the rows together by hand. *SIGH* So she showed me how to do a running stitch (where has this been hidden all my life??) and off I went. Below is a picture of the first two rows sewn together by hand and ironed out. Only eight more to go. When will I ever learn and not jump into a complex project the first time I try something? I'll post more pictures as it goes.