Monday, December 29, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
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
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
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
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
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
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
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.|
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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...)
so that the serrated edge is even....
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
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
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....
Anyhoo..here 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