patchwork hexagon giveaway!

My current project is a baby sized patchwork quilt. In keeping with my new year's resolution to use up fabric, yarn and so on from my stash, I'm piecing it together from unused hexagons left over from my Great Work (as yet still un-quilted I regret to say). I've chosen the softer, gentler colours and added a few new ones from some Liberty lawn that I've been saving for something special.

What does all this have to do with freebies, you may be asking?

Well, there are still nearly 300 hexagonal patches left, most of them hand-sewn onto paper backing, which is more than enough to make a quilt of at least 1m by 1.5m (the hexagons are 8cm diameter). They just need stitching together, the papers removing, sandwiching together with batting and a backing cloth, and quilting either by hand or machine.

I am ready to move on to something different now, but many hours of choosing, cutting out, ironing, folding and stitching has gone into these lovelies.

Would anybody like them?

They are mostly bright colours, both patterns and plains, both new and vintage fabrics. Some are from a dress I had as a little girl in the 1960s, some are from 1930s pinnies, some are 1970s and 80s Laura Ashley. A real ragbag mix.

Hand sewn patchwork is more and more of a rarity these days but it's a technique I learned from my Granny and think is really beautiful. Whatever you make this way has love and patience stitched into it and will always look special.

So, if you fancy giving it a go and would like to receive 300 hexagons parcelled up and delivered to your door completely free, ready for a nice little spring project, leave a comment! Make sure you leave an email address or some way of contacting you if you are the winner. I will put the names into a hat at the weekend and send the parcel early next week to anywhere in the world.

Your finished patchwork will end up looking a bit like this (sans quilting)...

Please note that this giveaway has now ended.

24 comments:

sweetmyrtle said...

hello,
i have just read about your quilt from your link and the stories sewn into it... so beautiful and the patch dedicated to your grandmother brought a tear to my eye. i have 2 daughters who both like to sew, though my youngest i know would have to patience to keep on and make a quilt with my help. please enter us into your generous giveaway and we shall keep our fingers crossed.
love ginny x

Mal* said...

I've just started cutting out hexes for my first project and this would be an awesome supplement! Very generous of you, as these seem to be a lot of work!

Katie said...

These are just beautiful and I would be delighted if chosen.

dollstop1 said...

I would love to have these hexagons. I would make it into a baby quilt to give to the Pregnancy Center here in my town.


Thank you,
Venus Cruz

tess said...

hello! i was just putting together my thoughts and ideas for my little bird's spring into summer quilt. what a treat these would be. thank you for putting them up in a random act of kindness. i admire your work, too....tess

karen - urban craft said...

Oh, what a great giveaway. I was just piecing together in my head what kind of fabric I could use to make an alphabet blanket for my infant son. It's amazing I came across your photo on flickr today.
Thanks again!

donna said...

I love your blog...it really is sweet & very well put together. I have you linked to my blog if that is alright...I hope that is. I just started blogging a year ago & love it! I quilt but never have done hexagons--our kindergartener would love them for they are studying shapes in class right now. They are really beautiful & looks like your have a special gift & talent. Keep up the fab job with your blog--and try to stop by the watermans.
~Donna

Alicia said...

I just saw this and I would love to add to the hexagon quilt I am trying to finish. I have tried to use as many colours as possible. I had thought at one time it would be for my own baby, but I found out that I am infertile (and I am not even thirty), so I will give it away to charity, as I have done with everthing else.

Gunnels blog said...

So nice giwe away! Put my name in the hat :-)
I have an old summer house from 1840 and I sewed some quilts to the beds there. But I could need one to my sofa there too. A nice job to do by hand out in the sun !

Kerrin Mansfield said...

My goodness, I would love to give these a new home!

Gilly said...

I seem to recognise some of these patchwork materials........

What a generous daughter I have! But don't for goodness put my name into the hat - I would never have thepatience!

dottydesigns said...

Oh WOW how fantastic, I hope I'm not too late to be in with a chance, the patches look so gorgeous, i love vintage fabric, I am just redoing my bedroom and would love to put a patchwork quilt in it. x

Hens Teeth said...

What a fantastic giveaway ~ so generous.

Frances said...

Dear Mouse, what a generous soul you are! The hexagons are beauties, and the fabric a delightful mix.

I think of all the time you have spent getting those little angled wheels to this stage. Wow! But I also so recognize what you write about moving on to another place.

Right now, I am so surrounded by various vintages of "almost" completed projects, that I truly would not want to be in your drawing. I just wanted to send you congratulations on the beautiful gift that you will be making to a lucky someone.

xo

maggiegracecreates said...

I would love to be included in the drawing. Handwork is so relaxing.
teresahome@juno.com

Gigibird said...

This is some give away Sue!

pretty please can you pop my name in your hat?

Are you really sure you want to part with them?

Susan Cahill said...

I would love to win your hexagons. One of the first quilts I made was a Grandmother's Flower Garden which my daughter promptly claimed. It would be great fun to make another one and keep it for myself!

Thanks for the chance.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

eydie said...

Wow. What a fun giveaway, especially to someone who is crazy about piece quilting. Please include me in your giveaway. My email is on my blog. Thanks for the wonderful offer!!

jude said...

fabulous. how could i resist?

Tracy x said...

wonderful!
i am so scared by the whole prospect of quilting..... perhaps this would kick start me in to learning a new skill?
very, very generous :)
t x

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Wow, what a beautiful offer. I'd love to be entered and can imagine sitting and sewing quietly by the fire with this gorgeous selection.

alison said...

I've been reading your writing for quite some time now, and recently started a blog of my own. I've put your blog as a link in my sidebar, as one of the "Creative Folks".

I wasn't going to put my name in the hat for this incredible giveaway, but I just couldn't resist... I'd actually hope that I was one of the two runners-up, I'd be sooo happy to have a little bit of mousenotebook artistry for my own little cottage.

Annabelle Andrieu Delille said...

Im very interested in receiving those colourful hexagons. I started cutting some for my first quilt project with the idea of making a quilt for my little sister. We were always very close and for the first time in our lives we're going to live in different countries.
I wanted to make her a quilt so that she could take it with her no matter where she goes to know that I'll always be with her!
Thanks for this opportunity

A.

Sue said...

Annabelle, I'm sorry but the draw has been made now. Good luck with your patchwork :-)