Monday, December 29, 2014

Took a Break

It has been awhile since I last posted.  I haven't made any hexies for a  few months.  I had been making hexies almost non stop for over a year.  I am now ready to make some more headway on my project.  Looking forward to seeing what we will accomplish this next year.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Travelling Hexies

I haven't posted in a while because I am in the process of moving.  And by process I mean I am living with my in-laws until my townhouse is ready!!

Anyway that's another story...

I am still working on my flower hexies.  These are 3 I have completed in the car on holiday road trips.   (I even took the picture in the car - on the dashboard!) I will update later how many blocks I actually have done when I unpack my house after Jan 30.

I still love EPP...even if I haven't posted.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Comment Boxes

Kathy's comment on my last post brings up another issue. Commenting boxes. What solves one problem creates another one. There are a lot of people can NOT comment on the embedded boxes. People on IE often have problems, those who are not on blogspot can't always comment on embedded boxes. There are others who have trouble with it, too. The pop-up boxes and the second page boxes don't seem to cause anyone problems.

We aren't having a problem. There is verification there, and it seems to change every few days, which I did not ask for, but it doesn't cause any harm, only annoyance. So far as I know, anyone can comment on the blog, except anonymous.

In other news, this first Millefiore paper-pieces pack is up in preparation for the release of the first block. This is so beautiful, and I am SO tempted!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Comment Verification

Just so you know, I didn't add comment verification. In fact, my settings say no verification and no moderation for those who sign in with any kind of system - only anonymous is not allowed. I have changed the settings, signed out, come back and put them back to no, no, no, and it STILL will not take it off.

I'm thinking of moving the blog to wordpress, where all my other blogs are. This is the last one that's still on blogspot, and it annoys me.

I don't know whose these are. I only get a picture, and not a source, but aren't they amazing?

And what about this bowl of yumminess?

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Hexi shelving!

Merry Christmas folks : )

Just found this link on the CraftGossip digest that drops in my email box each day ~
it IS hexi after all lol
and wouldn't they look neat lined with fabric?


Friday, December 19, 2014

Here's another project that I'm playing with

Found the pattern in this magazine....guess which one it is by the cover!!!

and here are my few that I've had the pleasure of creating....
I have loads of bright fabrics so it's going to be a happy and bright quilt....someday......


Here are the plans for water lilies' expansion laid out...

Now i have to get "CRACKIN'" sewing it all together! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


I know it doesn't look like much....but finding some black low value darkish patterned fabric took some time...Monet's City  is now on my Design Wall ( as Sleigh Bells Ring is layered on my dining room table ready for pin basting).

this fabric just arrived and I have been cutting hexies to fill in along my older black prints......trying this and that and unsewing and resewing and 

well, you get the picture!

The French Writing hexies should fit in right off the top black spaces to be surrounded by water lily rosettes....
I had a bit of William Morris Revisited from a charm Pack and am planning on rosettes coming off this line and at corners also to spread it out ... like:

this-- and on the two opposing sides----- the long strips of French Writing ...

 A whole lot of basting going on here and...............

here and another box full I have been working slowly but steadily toward what I hope will work to surround the inner city....this is a real puzzle for sure!  The only new fabric not in my stash is the one above--all else is Stashmania!! LOL

I hope you are finding time to visit Hexagonia too...hugs, Julierose La Blageuse

P.S.  i would love to do that Milleflora Hexalong--but am still enmeshed in my Inner City--just so many hexagons I can sew at a time and keep straight--sort of...haha)

2015 BOM for Hexagon Lovers

Directions for the start of the 2015 Katja Marek Millefiore Quilt Along are in the .pdf link. This is going to be one awesome quilt! You do need the book The New Hexagon by Marek, but some blocks in the QAL will be different. Paper Pieces is making up packets of the proper pieces about a month before each section comes up. I'd like to see it, if any of you join this QAL.

This is NOT your Grandmother's Flower Garden! LOL Think more of taking those rosettes and putting them in a kaleidoscope to see what happens to them! She does show a layout in the .pdf guidelines that gives an idea of the separations of rosettes. If you look at the paper pieces, though, you see that each hexagon in the guidelines is probably a rosette of some kind all by itself, such as the ones to the left here.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Back From the Territories!!!

Hey all you Hexies!!!  Where have I been?  Well I have NOT been blogging.  I'm a bad bad bad Blogger!!  But well, it's my intention to do better.  So far, I continue making my "petals" but then I went to the Houston Quilt Show and bought this book.   It helped me find my stride and I've taken time away from "petal" production to begin to bring things together.....

That last diamond I think is NOT going in - the one that's all Reproduction fabrics - I have a bit of a collection of Reproduction Fabrics so I think I'll save that diamond for another project....It just doesn't meld with the others and I have so many other fabric choices that I think will do better in the mix.

Now I do really really hope that I'll get my Hexie Posting back on track.

Oh yes, I think here is a good place to wish everyone "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Holidays"....hope y'all enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

November Catch Up

A bit late but was terribly busy last month. Here are the flowers I managed to make as of 12/4:

 Winter will find me more in the living room keeping warm so I should get a few more done. Also, my Mom is having surgery, so there will be a lot of wait time to fill in there also.  And on other hexie news, I was kept busy finishing :
This was the hexi piece I was given.  I appliqued it to a background .

Here is the back.
This went into a mystery box for our guild.  I'll have to make myself one.  Another for the Hexie Wish List.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

My November hexies

Here is my November report, and I'm so happy to have finished part 1 on my mini La Passion.

The other La Passion has got 2900 hexies already. Please visit Grit to find the pattern. It's always possible to join the fun.

My pile of stars is growing, and these are numer 19 and 20.

Then I have the two different half hexagon projects. They are slowly growing, six blocks every month. That way I won't get bored and put them in a plastic bag.

As always you'll find more about all these quilts on my blog.

Saturday, November 29, 2014


I've spent the week since last we chatted (lol), figuring out how to fill in my edges in  and with what fabrics.  Finally--ta-da--I saw the Light (house...hahaha). (DH collects them...)

On this side and its opposite I filled in with black/tan prints--can you see them????
 so that the serrated edge is even....
On this side in front  I used this field of flowers print that I found (rather ransacked) out of  my stash...they are only pinned as I am in the process of sewing them all in after cutting and papering them--four sides each--takes a while and I don't want to turn them the wrong way either...(so, lots of "ouch!" being heard as I get pricked while sewing.  )Keeps me awake in the evenings when I sew...

and here is something really pretty:  my two Christmas Cacti --both in the same pot getting ready to put on their show--a bit early--but it's been SO GREY here that I am happy to see that color blazing.

Last evening my DH retired early as he has thrown his back out moving our ride-on lawn mower into its winter resting place--and I went into my room and cut more freezer papers and ironed them onto more blue lagoon batik hexies to add somehow...this is really all so "by the seat of my pants" sewing.  BUT I am so enjoying it. ;--))))

I hope you all had or are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday....
A big hexie-hug from Julierose, La Blageuse

Sunday, November 23, 2014


All the edges of Monet's City ended up differently--some with two spaces some with one; i am puzzling out how to set this one up...I want to make this center piece on point and work out from there.  
I cut the extra black hexies to fill in and hopefully will work out from there...and so it goes when you didn't start with a "PLAN" (note to self--draw a plan BEFORE you start!!).

I hand basted all of these this week and some of these:
But I really didn't like how they looked filling in and moving outward --I had laid them all out and kept on walking by and knowing that something wasn't right.....

I don't have any of the original black print left so I am going to use these....
this afternoon I will be basting ....and auditioning.....

And that is my "take one step forward, take a big step backward" PROGRESS (????) this week.  
Hugs from Hexagonia, Julierose La Blageuse

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hexi garland - made a couple : )

Susan posted a link earlier, to a really nice Christmas hexi garland tutorial, so I gave it a go.
I made one garland like the tutorial suggested but then one using paper hexi shapes and left the papers in, since its unlikely to ever need washing -

I also made up a matching Christmas fabric, log cabin, scrappy banner to hang across a pelmet of sorts.


                       Not long now till Christmas - arghhhh!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Here is how I've started my morning with a cup of "Joe" and travels along the mountain trails of Hexagonia.  (Are you old enough to recall this song ????
"I love to go a-wandering along the mountain track, and as I go I love to sling my backpack on my back--valdereee, valderaaah, valder-ahahahahaha ....")My backpack being full of hexagons of course, lol. 

 I often have songs whirling through my head as I sit and sew.....I have found that I can baste about 10 hexies before I begin to feel it in my thumb.  It's the holding between thumb and forefinger that does it to me.  

So far I have made:

This pile of basted  bright turquoise and hand dyed blues; French writing and more batik blues ironed are waiting in the wings. I will most likely iron more papers on the rest of the cut batik blues --that fabric looks like water, so I think it will look like the rivers near Monet's Jardin.  

It is a grey, cloudy and cold day here; but my hands are warmed by the simple stitches I am taking. 
My little angel is keeping watch over my aloe and pothos (excuse the wires on the side!) . She keeps me company while I stitch....
I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday.  I am linking with Hexagon Alley and with Slow Sunday Stitching.  Hope to see you all there...
hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Here is my very first hexagon piece; all hand done (except for sewing binding and borders on of course). DH asked that I hang it in our living room as he really likes it ! 
 It doesn't even have a name-- way back in the 1980's that I made this one. You can see where I picked it up a few years ago and had run out of that lovely pink for the pathways--I still like it!  ;--)))
 I had a kit that I used to take to a local lovely historic park overlooking the ocean and DH and I would sit..... and I would sew.... and he would watch the shipping with his binoculars under the trees.  Lovely memories --perhaps I should call it "Sea Flowers" and make a label.... is how my  current piece-- Monet's City is coming along:

I have all the center rows put together, but I would like to expand this piece by adding rosettes around it.  I will have to figure out a configuration that will fit--perhaps half-rings??
Anyone have any suggestions for me...???

And here is my little kit--right now being used for basting the French writing and water hexies that I have ironed (yesterday).  I will need to cut some more I am sure (you GO!BABY! lol).

(I got that little labeler for my Birthday this year from DH..) .Sooo, I have been quite busy on this one...Come and visit to see what else I am working on at my blog.  

I am truly happy to be a part of your group where I am seeing absolutely stunning hexagon quilts....hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse