05 February, 2016

How Many Hexagons?

As you know, I have been starting to cut out my Tilda fabric into 2" hexagons. I am planning to just have random hexagons, not flowers. Because of this, I need 
to cut out all my fabrics first.

But how many hexagons do I need?

I found this great Hexagon Calculator at CD Designs by Cindy. You just need to enter the height and width you want the quilt to be and then what size hexagons. I was thinking of making my quilt 60" x 60" so I'll need 345 hexagons! So far I have cut out 272 but as I still have quite a few different fabrics, I may make the quilt bigger. 
I'll recalculate once I cut out the fabrics.

14 comments:

Dawn said...

345 sounds so many but I suppose as you get going, they soon mount up. Love the tilda fabric, everything looks good with Tilda xxx

shez said...

Wow it's going to look fantastic Christine,that's a lot of hexies my friend xx

Cheryl said...

Looking great Christine

Christine Barnsley said...

Wow! That is a lot of hexagaons! This quilt is going to look fabulous.... I love the Tilda fabrics! Have a fabulous weekend! Christine x

Dasha said...

Sounds like a lot of hexies, but then you are cutting them all at once. I guess if you were cutting as you constructed them it wouldn't feel so bad. You are using some pretty fabrics there.

Jo said...

What a great effort. Nearly all cut. You are going to be busy

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

This will be gorgeous xxxx

Ondrea said...

Wow!! What a fantastic idea! I shall be checking it out. One can never have enough hexies though.

Sharmayne said...

You will be soooo pleased with it when you have them all done and it will be fun watching them come together! I love hexies - in the process of making a table cloth that I'm hoping to have the centres for each flower with hexies made by other friends and bloggers with their names, blogs and towns on to make it interesting

Helen said...

Oh you make me want to pull my fabric out and start one. Love your fabric it is goi g to be beautiful Christine !!

Deb R said...

will be gorgeous, love Tilda fabrics too!

Susan said...

Lovely project. Thanks for the tip.

Karen S said...

That's lot of hexies. Good luck.

Sue Niven said...

A huge amount of hexies, it will be fabulous.