still made it in time for the #sewvivorsewalong entry on instagram, so that's a plus, right?
when doing my project research for this sewvivor cycle, i stumbled across this hexing around block by freshly pieced, and knew it was what i wanted to do. this was actually the first project i had decided on WELL before auditions even happened. even better was i knew what fabric i wanted to do it with. remember catvent 2013? yep. same fabric! i was working through more of the batik fabric i inherited from my grandma, and all i had to purchase for this project was the gray used for the front and the back. before i chatter more about this, take a look at the full quilt!
the blocks pieced together easily, it was just SUPER time consuming.
sew two sides, iron, trim to the right angle, repeat 3 times for each color round. once i hit the green round, my pieces started to be too short and i had to connect pieced together just to be long enough, and then make sure i had enough just to get around. once i got to the orange ring, i completely ran out, and pulled some yellow left over from baby mark's petite trellis just to complete that round. i pulled in some red from that project as well, but was able to finish the blocks off and have enough to create the binding. woo hoo!
i am out of batik remainders (finally? is this true? maybe almost...) but i would love to see this done in different color schemes, and a different aspect ratio of blocks. i didn't have much of an option since i only pulled off 12 blocks, but i would have loved to see this a little bit bigger with at least a 4 block across width. something about 3 just doesn't do it for me... haha.
i'm quite pleased with how this turned out (i think i say that about all my quilts lately) and think it looks just like i imagined it in my head. i love how all the same colors mixed around on different blocks make each one unique and so different from the others.
there you have it folks! sew-vivor challenge 3: finished!