The final seven flower clusters were completed earlier in January.
And last weekend I decided on a final layout which was transferred to a new coloring diagram. Now all the flowers and background segments are numbered to make it clear which pieces go where as I sew them together into larger sections.
It's a bit tricky handling these larger pieces as I sew them together, so I've divided the diagram into six sections which I'll piece together before joining them all into one large quilt center. Not exactly a portable project for much longer! I've selected and purchased a border fabric, but I haven't yet decided on what the border design will be - maybe more hexagons! For now I'm concentrating on keeping my momentum so this does not become another UFO ;)
More hexagon stats:
- Center Star hexagons complete; 151/151
- Flower hexagons complete: 608/608
- Background hexagons complete: 532/532
- Total hexagons complete: 1,291/1,291
- Weeks since starting this project: 71 (wow!)
Anyone else out there working on a long-term hand sewing project? A big challenge right now is where to store all of these pieces while they're being sewn together - ziploc bags aren't cutting it any longer!