Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hexagon Variety

In the last post, I shared a picture of the the little hexie quilt - likely a table topper - that I worked on at Jan's last Friday.

It was wrinkly and unkempt-looking, from being toted about in a bag and scrunched up in the stitching process. When I had a chance back at home, I took it to the sewing room and gave it a good pressing. Improved the looks tremendously.

I also discovered that I needed just one more hexie block to have a finished quilt top.

My options were limited. When I cut out all these hexagons, I had no plan in mind; rather, I was simply interested in having some handwork to do when I met with these ladies. I scrounged around and found a bit of fabric from the original grouping and cut one more hexagon for the space. If you look closely, you will see a bit of selvage on one corner; I really was out of fabric.

So now this is sewn in and the little quilt top awaits its batting and backing, its quilting and binding. In due time; in due time. It might see the center of the porch table next year.

One of the reasons I was so limited in my options for this quilt, is because I went off on a bit of a tangent and made these:

The three large flowers are made with the same blocks as I used in my table topper. I was curious about how they'd look set together this way, so I gave it a go. I really like them.

Now I just need to figure out what to do with them next. I haven't a clue at this time. That's why those smaller red flowers are still on the design wall; I made those way back in March, and they don't yet know what they are going to become, either. Same goes for the POTC block down at the bottom. Suggestions, anyone? Leave a comment, if so.

If making a hexie quilt - large or small - is something you think you'd like to try, I invite you to take a look at this post which offers a bit of a tutorial.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


4 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

It's so fun how our curiosity leads us off in different directions!
Beautiful hexie project!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

i love the colors you have been using in these...so pretty and cheery :)

Ivani said...

you have a new quilt and that's it. It's so pretty.

Sarah said...

Nice hexie project. I have some of the same fabric by the way!