Jellyfish Hexie Quilt by Gail

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Top Assembled
Started:
2014-01-14T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

Here we go...

After reading about the masses of jellyfish in our oceans clogging up nuclear reactors, I decided a jellyfish would be the subject of my next quilt.

Last night I stayed up late and made my flat design.  It's all I have right now... but it's a start, and that's great because I'm jonesing for some hexie action.

As planned, this quilt will be 24" wide x 48" tall using 1/2" hexies.

*Feb. 3, 2014* A good start on the hexie-making - have about 350 made in 10 days, need about 2000 before I start piecing them together. Happy to have my used hexies from the dragon to re-use, I can make many extra and have more options when laying them out in the future.
*Feb 8* 600 hexies made!

*May 19, 2014... long time since I posted about progress, but I just finished making all the hexies needed, including the border hexies (white and cerise). For the last few months I've been working on the layout of the blue hexies, and finally am happy with it and have committed. No more moving hexies around... it's time to stitch them all together!

*July 14, 2014*  Thanks for your patience :smiley: I stitched all the rows together, and I recently started joining the rows! The quilt is starting to come together! Working on my whip stitching for the row joining.

*Sept 19, 2014 - The top is DONE! Woot Woot!  Time to contemplate the quilting!!

Pictures

Finished top 9.19.14
Finished top
8.24.14 progress
8.5.14 progress
7.27.14 progress shot
stitches from front
growing quilt
connecting rows
connecting rows
ladder stitch from front
ladder stitch
stitching hexies into rows
rolling up the hexies to sew on the go!
rows of hexies on batting for "rolls"
starting my strip piecing!
blues are close... and border almost done
took blues out to start over
Starting the layout
600 made... Feb 8, 2014
Feb 3,2014
Feb 1, 2014
used hexies ready to be reused
Jan 29, 2014
hexie piles
Jellyfish Hexie Design

Loves

kellyrn
libertycakes
Caribousmom
Mymble
HawkFan
threadovmetal
crimsonrabbit
Sagebrush
picosailors
cedacanthus
sew_what
eatmyoxygen
ArloDeanQuilts
janepez
Skynme
Sewnsew
Scientificquilter

Comments

True

Wow!

HawkFan

Ooohh - what a great modern version of a jellyfish. This will be amazing (as was your dragon)!

Jojo

Fabulous!

sew_what

Awesome! The colors just pop. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Aprilc

this is going to be gorgeous! i look forward to seeing this come together

LolaSews

this is amazing! I can't believe you made so many hexies so quickly!

Jenniesthreads

You may, quite possibly, be mad! But a good kind of mad - I look forward to seeing this quilt develop - that will be a lot of hexies!

sew_what

Wow. I can't imagine how patient you must be making all these hexies. This quilt looks like it's going to be awesome.

HawkFan

you are fast with those hexies!

Gail

I started with hexies in 2010 and I have 2 finished hexie quilts. This one is my third quilt... and I'm going faster with this one than with the other two. I think practice makes you faster wink

crimsonrabbit

Exciting plan! EPP is totally addictive, isn't it and I agree - practise does make you faster! Looking forward to seeing how this one progresses. Apparently, the Japanese have started eating the problem jellyfish - hope they taste good wink

Skynme

This is going to be gorgeous!!! I cant wait to see it. I really want to learn how to make hexies now.

sew_what

It's looking great so far!

Sewnsew

Gail, you are inspirational!

Florence

Wow !

picosailors

This is amazing. Much in admiration!

Gail

picosailors Florence Thanks! So excited to be starting this phase of the project!

Skynme

So gorgeous!!! I just love this so much!

threadovmetal

You are amazing! I love it!

HawkFan

Just gorgeous. I love the bright colors!!

Mymble

Love, love love it!

Caribousmom

OH my goodness - how amazing is this!??!? Love it. You are very, very talented!

True

As always your work amazes me...gorgeous!

Gail

True Caribousmom Mymble Thanks so much!

cally68

Wow! Stunning!

Mrsquilt

Thank you so much for sharing! This is just amazing :)

Charwirfs

So beautiful. Your colors are bright and vivid, the design is fabulous, and your execution is flawless. Thank you for sharing the photos of this amazing quilt.

HawkFan

Just gorgeous!

Drnic2c

beautiful jelly!

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