So the other day I was surfing Ravelry and decided to have a look at some of the other Beekeeper Quilt projects. One of them very helpfully linked to an online calculator to work out how many hexagons you need for a hexagon quilt (sewn). You plug in the size you want to make it – in my case, queen size bed size – and how big the side of your hexagon is, and it tells you how many you need.
I need to make 1829 sexypuffs! 1829!!!! (just in case you thought I’d typed it wrong the first time!). I put the numbers in the calculator 3 times just to check I hadn’t done it wrong the first two times!
I was thinking I needed to make about 800. And figured it would probably take me two years to do that. So I had to do a little rethink. Now I’m aiming to make a sexypuff a day. And even then it will take me more than 5 years to finish this thing. Heh heh. Let’s see how we go!
I’m going to keep a running tally in my sidebar, as to how I’m going each month. In August, I managed 28 of the little fellas. Not bad, considering I started on the 8th of August. I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to put them together (design wise). The original quilt is randomly put together (as far as I can tell) but what do you think of this?
They sort of look like flowers, right? I’ve got lots of the plain red (about 1kg) so I thought I’d surround a variegated flower (with a plain red centre) with plain red flowers, which have a variegated centre. Any other suggestions?