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The Beekeeper’s Quilt: Final Strech!

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Holy cow, I might actually finish this thing.

The Beekeeper’s Quilt—a project that is only for the most manic, masochistic crafters is exhilaratingly close to going in my “win” column. Last night I officially completed my last little hexagon. That makes a grand total of 169 hexes. Let’s give a round of applause for those size 4 knitting needles that have been on the job now for over a year. Guys, you deserve a serious break. Plus, I’m not going to knit anything with sock yarn for a very, very long time. In fact, my next project is likely going to be a crocheted clothesline rug or something similarly, gratifyingly bulky.

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I’ve been sewing my Beekeeper’s Quilt together using a whip stitch on each side of the hexes instead of tying it like the pattern indicates. Although a whip stitch is taking a little bit more time, it makes the quilt reversible and a lot sturdier. Plus, when you’re already over 100 hours in on a project, what’s a few more?

Although I knew I ultimately wanted to sew my quilt together in a hexagon shape, for a long time I was just sewing the hexes together willy nilly. I just wandered about, wherever my seam took me. Now I’m going about the dirty work of filling in the holes to make one large hexagon. The template I created has come in really handy though because it showed me exactly how many hexes needed to be in each row.

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Now, it’s time to shuffle this Beekeeper’s Quilt through the final stretch. And when it’s finished, I’m going to immediately increase my homeowner’s insurance coverage. I mean, this thing’s gotta be worth at least a million dollars in man hours.

Read more about my Beekeeper’s Quilt:
Why I Fell In Love
The Yarns I’m Using
How I Tricked My Mom Into Helping Me
The Template I Created To Sew My Beekeeper’s Quilt Together
Using a Whip Stitch Instead of Tying
The Beekeeper’s Quilt is Finished!

10 Comments

  • Michelle
    April 3, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I am so impressed you are going to finish this. I really thought I’d find a bunch of little hexes in your closet years from now, when you were giving my future kids hand-me-downs. Your squishy little baby is going to love this squishy little quilt! Good wok!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      April 23, 2013 at 8:09 am

      Well, I did just recently throw away those half-finished quilts I started for you and Jame for your like 6-year-old b-days. Apparently I’m not quite as lame 25 years later. Thank goodness.
      xo
      j

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  • Lori
    April 19, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Wow! Good for you! I just started this (a whopping 12 completed hexes) and seeing finished projects is very encouraging!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      April 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

      Stick with it, Lori! I found making hexes incredibly addicting. Before you know it, you’ll have 50 little squishies.
      Happy knitting!
      j

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  • Shannon
    April 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    This is just gorgeous. I am totally in awe of your skill and dedication. That is no small feat!

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    • Make and Do Girl
      May 3, 2013 at 6:58 am

      Thanks Shannon! I have to agree with you. I NEVER thought I’d get this far. Can’t wait to post the finished prize.
      Happy crafting.
      j

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