Saturday, August 27, 2011

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?

I FINALLY found a tutorial that got my button working. I'm very excited! Thanks so much to Lily's Quilts and her wonderful tutorial for how to make a grab button for your blog! So, if there is anyone out there who is interested, I finally have a working button for the quilt along!

Tilda's Twisted Life
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I have also been working hard on that red and white hexagon quilt. It has been very interesting doing this type of quilt. I came up with my original center and secondary designs, I have an idea of how I'm going to tackle the outside, but I'm really just winging it as I go. I know where everything will be, approximately. But I don't have a road map for exactly where to place each piece. I keep putting them on my comforter on my queen sized bed so I have a general idea of how much bigger it needs to be.

Because I don't know exactly how many hexies it's going to take, I started keeping a bar graph on the sidebar of my blog. It's cool to give myself a general idea as to how many hexies are going into this quilt. I was amazed when I originally counted and found that I'd already done 700. Slowly but surely!


Kathy said...

I've got the button!!! Yeah.

I am excited for the cutting instructions. Did you realize that your block is Accuquilt Baby GO! friendly for those Accuquilt addicts? There is a similar block (you would need to rearrange a couple of the half square triangles) on the site:

It is called Mosaic, No. 5. It is included in the free sample download. There are also options for 6", 8", 12", and 16" blocks and the dies needed to make it work.

I still haven't decided on my fabrics for the quiltalong. Better check out my stash again today.

Mitzi said...

So glad you got your button to work! I'm amazed at all those hexies. good job girl!