Yes I have started to call my 2020 blocks my Hexagon blocks. No matter the name above is the next in the series. If you click on the photo you will see a larger version. As regular readers know I proposed a 2020 challenge. The idea was to use 2,020 different items on a quilt to be completed by the end of the year 2020. Many people did produce a quilt but I did not manage to make the deadline. Like many of us the year had other challenges in stall for us. I am continuing with the project but I think I will keep to making the quit with as many different items on it as possible. To find out more about the challenge, you will find the guidelines and list of resources here. To be honest, I am still enjoying making my blocks even more, now that the deadline has gone whooshing by!
Feel free to use the block pattern of my if it appeals to you. My hexagons have 4-inch sides and measure 8 inches across from point-to-point.
The details and items on my Hexagon Quilt block 26
My Hexagon Quilt block 26 adds 31 more items to the tally.
The item count
Seed beads, bugle beads, and regular perle #8 and perle #5 thread iare not counted.
- Beads: 3
- Braids: 1
- Buttons: 4
- Fabrics: 5
- Lace: 2
- Ribbon: 1
- Stitches: 5 Whipped Running Stitch, Running Stitch , Half Buttonhole Wheel, Double Chevron Stitch, Reversed Buttonholed Bar,
- Silk ribbon : 2
- Threads: 7
- Techniques: 1 (button tied with ribbon)
Total 31 items on my challenge block
The Tally from previous blocks is 824. Hexagon quilt block 26 brings the total of items used to date to 855.
Tip! links lead to tutorials on how to work the stitches.
Piece 1 and 2 on the pattern is covered with some wide vintage lace. I used a metallic thread on Whipped Running Stitch to pick out the V like pattern on the lace then added the green buttons. There is also Running stitch used on the hills that are between the V patterns. Half Buttonhole Wheels worked in hand dyed crochet thread echo the shape of the hills. I added a small green bicone bead to the centre of each wheel.
This detail illustrates how I used a line of Double Chevron stitch worked in cotton perle#5 thread.
Here you can see I have added a bow to the base of the seam covered with hand dyed braid. The cotton I used for the half buttonhole wheels was also in the same dye bath with the silk thread that I used to work Reversed Buttonholed Bar around the green disk like beads you can see in the photograph.
Have you enjoyed this series? If so you may be interested in a tutorial I have written on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams. The tutorial is a comprehensive tutorial that I converted to a pdf file (a link to the download is in the article)
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my challenge with this block. If you want to see my other blocks you can find them under the 2020 Crazy Quilt Category.
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My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results shares detailed practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. From fabric choice, to balancing colour, texture and pattern, in order to balance and direct the eye around the block. I cover how to stitch, build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be practical and inspiring.
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