Some of you may remember me starting a hexxie quilt quite awhile ago and then I'm sure you noticed that it fell off the blog in short order. I couldn't decide on how I wanted to put it together. It's been sitting in the corner of my sewing room laying a huge guilt trip on me ever since so I decided to dust it off and see what I can come up with.
This is what I found when I hauled the project out...
There's not enough to make an entire quilt so I had toyed with throwing these at a large piece of white fabric and letting them fall rather haphazardly (or willy nilly, take your pick). Well that plan was enough to gag a maggot so back into hibernation they went.
Spending far too long on the internet looking at possibilities yielded these...
But (and here's the problem!!)
I'm NOT a sane quilter so how
can this be anything but a
In the meantime my froggit tool and I are spending far too many hours together as I rip apart all that I've already done, cut more fabric and then stitch it all back together again. And is it any wonder I've never aspired to be a sane quilter (because....wait for it....it's bound to drive me 'insane').
I love the clamshell container. I have a lovely Japanese hand embroidered one, a gift which came with knotted stitch holders. It might be nice to make your own, too.ReplyDelete
Your hexie collection might make an interesting pillow, distributed randomly on a backing fabric.
I've toyed with making one of those containers but it's still on the list obviously not done.Delete
Alas too many hexies for just a pillow - but not enough for an entire quilt.
Finishing up hexagon rosettes is not an easy task--One time I laid them all out and just filled in with one solid color; another I appliqued them onto a long fabric and made a table runner; then another, I trimmed the edge ones and squared it off into a lap quilt...I also (talk about not being sane!!) turned all the edges and left a hexagonal edging for a gift quilt..in my young hands' days that was!! Yours look so pretty...hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
Mine are, I think, going to end up being appliqued onto a plain background - probably a sheet (??).Delete
Two pillows, then!ReplyDelete
Hah - there's too many for that too! I could probably make 10 or 15 pillows. Enough for a community pillow fight!Delete
my hex's went together as a place mat, for a vase. I am over quilts at the moment!! Great links as always.....ReplyDelete
I'm not a sane quilter but I won the fabric in a draw several years ago and wanted to 'do something with it' - hexies seemed to be a good idea at the time. The bloom wore off the romance in a hurry though!Delete
You are more daring then me, I would never do hexies. They scare me and would definitely drive me insane.ReplyDelete
Hexies are really rather fun to do - a little addictive perhaps. It's the what-to-do-with-them afterwards that's giving me grief.Delete
Looking forward to seeing the quilt finished.ReplyDelete
Thank-you for the interesting links, amazing artists.
I'm looking forward to it too - it's been hanging around laying a guilt trip on me for far too long.Delete
"gag a maggot" lol. I think all your hexis look terrific. I have a feeling you're going to amaze us when you finally come up with a plan.ReplyDelete
Hah - you have a lot more faith in me than I do!! I just hope my 'sticktoitiveness' will see me through because I'm tired of it taking up valuable real estate in my sewing room.Delete
Just a heads up, I will have a link to your blog on my post on Saturday :0)ReplyDelete
Now you have me curious!!!Delete
Ha, ha, gag a maggot - haven't heard that in a dog's age or more but I get it. It's easy to get lost on the internet but it looks like you have some good ideas brewing.ReplyDelete
Ideas are one thing - translating them into fact is a whole 'nother ball game!Delete
Oh, I think you would be boring if you were same. =) I remember those lovely purple and green hexies. I don't think anything you create, ma dear, is a disaster. You will imagine something lovely.ReplyDelete
I can imagine something lovely - but - can I manage to actually do it without driving myself batty with boredom. We'll have to wait and see!Delete