I've now completed sewing together all the rows on
Lots and lots of red and green hexagons have merged together to make a vibrant Christmas quilt.
design by Victoria Findlay of Bumble Beans
I chose the alternative technique of using the Paper Piecing method to assemble the blocks.
Paper piecing helped keep all those bias edge sections together without stretching.
Now that the rows are together, I've started my own little Paper Pickin' Party.
Put in a good movie or two and start pulling away.
The family room floor looks like a nest for gerbils.
Tiny sections of shredded paper pile up around my chair.
Did you know that when you turn on the ceiling fan during a hot Arizona summer, paper flies everywhere?
I just pretended I am surrounded by snow.
(and am willing to try just about any other coping method)
Fortunately, quilting is very therapeutic.
I consider this a free quilt, because I've used scraps from my green basket and a red Kona solid from my stash.
Once all the quilt is free of all the backing paper, it will get a nice press.
The next step will be to applique circles to the center of each hexagon block.
I'll keep you posted.