I got on to a bit of a roll with my hexagons. The pre-cut cards, the ease of cutting 2" fabric squares, the opportunity to use up so many of the scraps of previous projects (all saved, it seems, just for this occasion) has proved too much of a good thing. My swimming bag idea is rejected and my queen size bed quilt is now underway!
Am I a glutton for punishment? Probably.
Once I had eight "flowers" joined, I tried the piece on the bed, did some calculations, talked to Leanne at Hetty's Patch, bought a couple more metres of black fabric and got cutting.
I now have about 1300 2" squares of coloured fabric from my scrap basket, and a couple of hundred 2" black squares. I am recycling 300 paper hexagons.
I calculate I need about 1550 coloured 3/4 inch hexies and probably about 1800 black ones - depending on what I do around the edge.
Already, my family are recognising bits of their clothes in the section finished.
So far, I'm finding it soothing and easy to manage in the evenings or on the go. My only fear is that it will limit the other projects that I do - my urge to finish things is as high as ever - and I have quite a few things I want to make for Christmas.
I hasten to add I do not anticipate becoming a quilter. Even if I finish up quilting this (my intention at the moment), it is the only quilt I am ever likely to make, and one quilt does not a quilter make!