Thursday, June 17, 2010

hexagons - and a little give-away

Way back in March, I started on these hexagons. They are 1/2 inch in size, quite small, but oh-so-fun! I used a *Sent With Love* honey bun from Moda, which the girls cut up into little rectangles for me, so I could just trim up and sew down onto the papers from Paper Pieces. (I love their papers!) It is funny, because Anna loves pink, so since she helped cut the pieces, she is like *mom, you should give this to me, when it's done!* What she doesn't know, is it will be for her! What I plan to do, is stitch all the hexagons together, in a big hexagon / flower shape, and then add strips of honey buns to make it bigger, if need be, so it will be like a lap quilt. I have NO idea how big this will be when I get all the hexagons together!

So on to the little give-away! :o) How many hexagons are in this tin?! (Recognize the tin, Shirley! Perfect for this project!!!) Take into consideration, the hexagons are 1/2 inch, so they are pretty small! And I used a whole honey bun, minus a little that the girls cut too small... :o) The tin is about 7" wide by 4" tall, and is pretty much FULL! :o) Just to get you into the right neighborhood, I will give one small hint -- it is more than 500 but less than 1000 hexagons! I will choose the person closest to the right number, on Monday morning, June 21st, and mail out a little surprise to them! :o)

P.S. How do I know the number?! We were all curious, so the girls and I sat down and counted them! I know, we are a bit crazy... :o))))

16 comments:

Béa said...

I don't know, I never made hexies, but 800 is my number :) hugs.
PS they look like bonbons !!!

Piece by Piece said...

Angela, they look so pretty. My guess is 890 hexies.
Hope your finger is better.
Patricia

Becky said...

Hmmmm....I say 815.

call me crazy said...

Wow it looks like a lot! :-) How about 777? :-)
Have a great day!

Cornfield Quilter said...

What a cool idea! I am definately going to guess there are 959 hexes. I am sure the quilt will be adorable when you get these all done, you have to have the patience of a saint to do the hexes that small!!!!!

trish said...

Oh Angela. I am swooning over your hexagons! What a great idea to cut from a honey bun. I should have done that. I just began to try my hand at the same sized hexagons, and from the same place! :o) Only I am using scraps.
Oh boy, I will guess you have 813. :o) I ma just a smidge over 100 and I can tell that you have way more done than me! :o)
Have a great day!
Your friend. Trish
Ps. I love how your daughter is wanting this, and it will be a surprise! :o)

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

I am guessing 798! I am amazed at how small your hexagons are. I am english piecing a hexagon quilt as well....but my hexagons are HUGE comparatively!!! Can't wait to see the finished product :) :)

Hazel said...

ok i guess 832 ,there very pretty .

Marcia said...

You have amazing patience to make all those hexagons. I am guessing 980 hexies. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Doina said...

My guess is 700 hexies.

Kathie said...

they look so pretty in that tin! can't wait to see them in a quilt.
my guess is 831
Kathie

Shirleymac said...

Good use for the tin. I'll say there are 761. Good way to keep the girls busy during summer break :0)

PatchworkRose said...

Just love those colours :-)
I am going to say 888 :-)
Looking forward to seeing the quilt too
Cheers
Lynne

Vivian said...

Those adorable hexies will make one spectacular quilt. My guess is 789.

Elizabeth said...

My guess is 742. Thank you!

Quilterrits said...

My guess is 842. They are beautiful, what a great project for you and your girls. I look forward to doing things like that with my Emma, she is 16 months old now. Thank you for having a contest! these are so much fun