Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hexagon Scrappy Flowers

My next seven flowers to add to my Scrappy Flowers hexagon quilt.
I may not get as many hexagons made in April because most of my time will now be spent hand quilting (Big Stitch) a quilt I made approximately 15 years ago. But I will still be working on my hexagon projects (note the plural) in the evenings.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Next Project: Hexagon Scrappy Flowers

This quilt was started some time back, no clue when but within the last 5 years.
Now it is time to get back to it.
 As the close up shows, each flower is made out of 7 different prints but color coordinated.
I started in the center and keep adding one ring at a time.
I love the scrappy look of the quilt. It makes you smile whether you want to or not.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hexagon Doll Quilt

It's finished and bound. 
I machine quilted it in black thread with a curvey stitch down the center of the dark hexagons.
The back is Fossil Fern flannel, no batting.
 I used the 1" hexagons.

Size: 24" x 29"

A closer look.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

So Far - Hexagon Doll Quilt

It was a challenge. I was showing my scrappy queen size hexagon quilt with 4982 (3/4") hexagons ,when the doll quilt chair at the guild meeting made a side comment saying maybe "Jo" would make a hexagon doll quilt for them. Well, that was just too much of a challenge to pass up.

I decided it would be scrappy and made with the 1" hexagons. Then, when putting them together I forgot to count so it is going to be a rectangle instead of a square. Why does my brain keep taking vacations?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Busy Week

Was in the mood, so I got quite a bit done. I got a box in the mail from a friend who said she had some scraps she could send me. Quite a big box, actually. I think maybe she should have used the word 'lots' instead of 'some,' because it came out to 249 hexagons. Then I attacked a bag of scraps I hadn't dealt with yet, and came up with 261 more hexagons. All cut and stacked and counted, now, ready for sorting and matching. I also basted up 22 more flowers worth of hexagons. Each stack you see in the picture is a single flower with its 5 path pieces. This isn't the glamorous part of a hexie quilt, is it?