Speaking of Hexies
This is an epic project. There is no way that this wasn't going to take years of work. And here we are in the 5th year of English paper piecing this project.
It grows slowly. A little section at a time. It gets picked up and worked on a bit here and there over the year. And it keeps going.
When preparing the randomized layout for the latest section, I snapped some pics. I always have to take a reference picture of the layout because inevitably I get the hexagons out of order somehow while I'm piecing them together (every time!).
Hexagon size: 0.875 inch a side
(It's a weird size measured like this, when I was picking a size, I was measuring the diameter across from flat side to flat side).
Finished Quilt Width: 83 inches (55 columns of hexes)
Finished Quilt Length: 106 inches (81 rows of hexes)
Which gives a GRAND TOTAL of 4384 hexagons
This diagram shows the current progress. Not counting the hexagons in the current piece I'm working on, there are 2,005 hexagons pieced in this top this far. That makes this top 45.7% done.
This quilt is getting kind of impressive looking, taking over my studio floorspace.