These five EPP hexie diamonds, in all their Bonnie and Camille beauty, are the final few full diamonds for my four year old WIP. These ones were made this summer and I enjoyed the peaceful, rhythmic stitching of them in the evenings of sometimes testing days. Handstitches of any variety can be very soothing, I find.
So, this is what 23 EPP hexie diamonds look like - each one about 3 hrs worth of stitching (I'm not particularly speedy). It doesn't really look like much, does it?
Hopefully, it looks a little more substantial all laid out like this. What do you think?
There were several layout options considered for this quilt, and I have at different times had different preferences for which to choose. Now, though I think I quite like the full scrappy patterning of the layout above.
Mind you, having sat down to doodle out how to finish this quilt, I think I might only be just about halfway through piecing for it! As you can see, this current layout yields a quilt wider than it is long and I don't like it so much turned through 90 degrees. So, it needs lengthening and some kind of bordering and squaring off. Only a gazillion more hexies to go then!
That said, I have high hopes for how nice it will look when it's done!