Friday, 28 August 2015

Counting the Stitches

I'm still stitching away on the patchwork mentioned in a previous post.

After cutting out the hexagon template papers and the fabric then tacking the fabric to the papers, I've been assembling them into blocks consisting of 39 hexagons which will later be all joined together into a quilt. Each edge of the hexagon requires an average of 20 tiny hand-stitches to secure it to it's neighbour.

Some simple maths tells me that, having constructed 11 blocks so far, I've worked 20,460 stitches!


  1. I love the look of a hexagon quilt and have even starting cutting my scraps using a template, but now I'm too daunted to start stitching them thinking of how many stitches you've done!