My last hexagon quilt. Big hexagons, fast work.
I honestly thought I would not make another hexagon quilt. This quilt is being created out of frustration of not being able to buy a bedcover to match curtains and carpet in our newly decorated bedroom. I do not have masses of time or the real inclination to make a big effort for this bedcover, neither do I want it to be an expensive project.
Two sets of ready made curtains were purchased from Laura Ashley. I just love the Gosford Cranberry design. The back window is smaller than the front, so I split a curtain in two which left one large curtain to make into a bed cover. The floral design and colours looked great on the bed, but the curtain did not look nice. It creased and is flimsy. I searched for a ready made bedcover without success. Nothing seemed to match the room and Laura Ashley could not help.
Reluctantly this weekend I have decided to create my last hexagon quilt. Searching through my fabric stash I matched the spare curtain with some textured upholstery fabrics. The curtain and upholstery fabrics are different in weight and I am hoping this will create dimension. I also purchased half a metre of Gosford Cranberry with a looser weave plus a matching stripe colour-way off the roll. For speed I am going to use 10cm hexagons, each side measuring 5cm. See www.patchworktemplates.com
|chosen fabric with 10cm hexagons on Gosford Cranberry curtain.|
|Laura Ashley Gosford Cranberry curtain on bed.|