Fast forward a couple of months, and my friend Jay posted a photo of a hexagon quilt, made by Abigail Newbold on her blog. Here is that image:
Isn't it lovely. This has now become my new muse, this time though I thought I'd get on with it straight away.
I wanted to make it mainly lime to apple green and grey, but on showing the hubster what I was thinking of he said that he'd prefer reds and hot oranges. I thought I best bow to his choice as this is going to be on our bed, and I'd like him to be pleased with it in the end.
Believe it or not, I actually had most of these already in my stash and even have plenty of reds left that I haven't needed for this quilt. So far, I've only had to buy one of the greys, but may need to get another for the next stage.
I'm trying to have the majority of the reds in the centre in a random shape. The darker ones in the inside working out to light reds and oranges then it'll go through greys and then into blacks on the outer edges.
Sewing them all together in flower shapes is taking me back to childhood when I made a pincushion (that didn't hold pins) out of hexagons. It's somehow restful sewing them all together. I bet if I looked round my mum's house I could probably find the non-pincushion too.