14 January, 2013

I gained more sisters...

... or the challenging project of 2013.

After the meeting with my Romanian quilting friends, we decided that it is the time to work together on a group project. And after  my wonderful experience of working with my sisters for this quilt, I thought that would be great to repeat it. The only difference will be that there will be more sisters involved! And the pattern will be different!

So I chose a design I made some time ago. I loved it but I thought that I will never make it; it is one of those projects that you don't even want to start it because you are sure you can't finish it. 

So this is our challenge for 2013: we want to make it. The whole quilt will be hand stitch using English paper piecing. The fabric is Kona cotton.  And it will be huge-  almost 100".
But with 7 persons working  on it (me, my sister Nina, Ela, Silvia, Sanda, Mihaela, Ortansa) and with the occasional help of my other 2 sisters,  we hope to finish it  some time this year.
I am happy that Sanda and Mihaela accepted to be part of this, they have never stitched hexagons until now but they are anxious to try.

I started with the hardest part, and  it is only about 1/3 of what I have to make.

Working at this scale is an experience that teaches you that stitching regular hexagons (of decent size) is really easy!

The large pieces (the easy  part :))- were stitched by my sisters Oana and Nico, I did not want to scare them!


Happy stitching to us!
We have to stitch about 1250 irregular pieces and about 1250 regular hexagons.
From time to time I will show you our progress!

Have a great stitching week,
Geta

9 comments:

  1. Geta - in English we would say you have the patience of a saint! I am sure this will be beautiful.

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  2. I'm sure this is going to look amazing as does all your work. I wish I had the patience.

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  3. I am waiting for sneak peaks of this through the year. I have just started on your flower ball hexie pattern, but have reduced the size by half, so have some sympathy with the small pieces.

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  4. love the colors. I understand the hexies but what are the little pieces?

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  5. Wow, I wouldn't want to tackle that without a lot of help from other people either! Who gets to keep it when its done?!

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  6. How much fun will that be! Do your friends live close to you? Will be looking forward to seeing your progress.

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  7. Sisters? Yes! A project with much work but also much love and fun!

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  8. This loos very interesting ; ) have fun with your new sisters!

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