Monday, January 31, 2011

Update on Hexagons on Rosie's Quilt

I layed all the baskets and handles out just to see what I had done,  in the scheme of things not much.
There is at least 2280 Hexagons in this Quilt no wonder it is taking so long.
I didn't realise that doing these Hexagons was going to be so slow.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I made those hexagons in 2000/2001 while I was traveling.I used all kinds of paper for making the hexagons. By circumstances travel was no longer possible for a number of years,the hexagons disappeared in the closet.
The hexagons that I made I will use them in the backside and leave the piece of paper in the hexagons( privete memories)So I start a new hexagon project.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mommarocks progress

I laid out all of my blocks today on the floor to see my progress so far. I still have a long way to go, but it was nice to see that I have more done than I thought I did. It looks all just red in the picture, but if you zoom in you can see so much more. There are so many different patterns of reds and maroons, and brights etc. I'm really excited about it. I have lots of blocks to do still, and then of course I have to quilt it.
For the quilting, I have a plan as well. The yellow circle will be the center of a big ol flower. The red will all be a nice big flower leaf. The greens will all be a leaf that I designed. I will turn the leaf up, down, left, up, down, left as it goes across the quilt. Not so sure about the white block. Still stuck on deciding what to quilt there.. maybe just outline the block.. I'm up for suggestions though...anyone??

Portable Hexagons

This is how I pre-stage my hexagons before basting them. I put them in order for the blocks. I pin them and line them all up. There are twelve hexies to my pattern blocks, so when I start basing, I pick up the next twelve blocks and start to stitch them. I have this paper plate sitting next to me on the side table. If company comes over, I can just grab up the plate quick and hide it in the other room. It is quick and easy. (One less mess among many).

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Progress Update

It isn't much, but it was squeezed in extra minutes, not the scheduled time for the Hexagon quilt. =) So here's the little bit I got done. I need dozens and dozens in these colors.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Deana's flower garden

Back in the day when I was involved in many (too many) round robins, I had my friends make blocks for a bright grandmother's flower garden.  Obviously I need to complete it. It is all hand pieced and will be a table topper in a hexagon shape.

I plan to put in just a few hours each month. It will not take as much work as some of your hexagon quilts, but I hope that your encouragement will keep me going.

Thank you Susan!

P.S. I have blue fabric laying behind the flowers just to see the effect. It really isn't as put together as it looks.

Grandmother's Overgrown Flower Garden

This hexagon quilt is #5 on my list for  Judy's UFO challenge for 2011,.  so it should get done some time this year. She has you list 12 projects that need completion (by your own definition of complete) and number them 1-12.   Each month she will tell us which project to complete by #.  It is not the one I plan to work on here, but I thought it would be fun to show it anyway. I will post the progress and hopefully a finish, though.

I designed and taught this quilt at Annual Meeting for the Utah State Quilt Guild sometime around 2003.  If you zoom in you'll see pins in all the places that I need to fix.  I really love the design, but I did the border poorly.  I attached the black pieces by machine, and hand applique would have really been better. A mess is what happens when I try to hurry something.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Half Hexagon Patterns

Someone, maybe Marcia, was looking for something to even out the edges of the quilt. Here's a free half-hexagon pattern and layout from Connecting Threads

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rosie's Flower Basket Quilt

Left over block

          Rosie's Quilt                             

The above block is a ‘left over’ block that came from a quilt that I slept under when visiting a friend of mine in Indianapolis a couple of years ago. I loved this quilt as it gave me a great feeling of homeliness. The quilt was made by a friend of her aunts in the 1950’s and Rosie Treasurers it very much. I decided that I would make one the same, same colours or as close as I could get to the same. That was harder then it we thought, but I did get the green which is the exactly the same shade of green which is in the quilt. The plain homespun for the basket is as close as I could get, which in my view works very well.
I have been working on this quilt since 2006. I have made 10 baskets and handle to match. All of the centres of the flowers I have finished and started on the flowers. I don’t mind doing the flowers as it is interesting choosing the fabrics and colours to go together.

I am hoping to work on these blocks for at least 2 hours per day. Hopefully I can.

So far this month I have done this basket to the left. I still have a way to go with it. The block will look great when the white background is done and the green surrounds.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My grandmothers flower garden

 This is one of my UFO's ;) 
A grandmothers flower garden. The hexagons are 3/4 " on a side. It is hand sewn of course. In the outer round are the papers. I have one whole round to go and than it is big enough to become a table cloth for our garden table.
I think it is now about 80 cm diameter.
I used to work on it in the holidays when we traveled around with our caravan.
Since we live in Norway ( 2002) we don't travel so much anymore. We are happy on the place where we live now.
I really will work on this, in this year so that I can use it.

January Progress for Mommarock

I love my Hexagon Quilt. I Really love it. I can't just stick to one project though. I see so many beautiful quilts out there, and I just want to try them ALL. I am a bit limited by both my equipment (no sewing machine) and my abilities (I am a beginner). So I do the best that I can.. and I try to learn a little bit from Blogland. I am so grateful for all of the wonderful bloggers out there and all of the infomation that they share. If it weren't for bloggers, I would be sitting home twiddling my thumbs. Instead, I have this to show.. so far...
I have a few tutorials on my blog about how I have done my hexagons and such.. you are welcome to stop on by.
my blog is
I have several more of my pattern blocks finished, I just havn't put them all together as I want to be able to spread the colors around on the finished quilt.

Opening a Hexagon Dialog

I've recently become aware of just how many of my quilting friends have a hexagon UFO lurking in the closet. I say, time to get those out and finish them! Mine was started in 1988 and here's a picture of it.

I'm beginning a community blog to post pictures of our hex quilts, but you must commit to working on it at least 8 hours per month, and show your progress each month. Sign up if you've wanted to finish yours, and need some support from others in the same boat. Hope to see you here!

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