… 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,