Progress continues with the handmade quilt for Baby Biddle.
My backing fabric of vintage red gingham is approximately 150cm by 160cm so I needed to make 370 hexagons to fill this. Here they are ... it doesn't really seem like there are 370 hexagons in this picture but believe me, there are.
Next I laid them all out on the living room floor to get the pattern I wanted. This process took much longer than I'd thought. There were so many decisions to make, and with a belly the size of a bowling ball, it was a bit of a tricky feat to accomplish. So Mr Biddle helped me complete the pattern and decide where all the hexagons should go.
Once we'd decided on the final design, Mr B stacked each of the twenty rows into little piles which I then labelled with post it notes.
And since then, I've been sewing together these little colourful piles into long strips - I've found a good system which creates two rows at a time. I've done six of these strips so far (12 rows in total) and have four more strips to complete before I can start attaching them together into one large piece.