Sunday, October 15, 2017

Significant Hexie Progress

My heading indicates that I have been making significant progress, yet the big breakthrough hasn't been in actual stitching. No, instead, I have been thinking (always dangerous business for me!) and somewhere along the line I had a great breakthrough idea. An "ah-ha moment," if you will. Why this never occurred to me earlier makes no sense whatsoever, but I'm glad I have eventually arrived here. Let me explain.

Back in the summer, I shared a post about all the random hexie flowers I'd been making over the last couple of years. I had a nice little variety of random flowers, yet had no particular intent for any of them. It was just something to work on when I needed handwork. Consequently, they were accumulating. Never did it occur to me that I ought to add another ring around these existing flowers.

But why not?!?! Seems like a perfect way to use them. Since I have apparently taken to making what looks like an eventual Grandmother's Flower Garden, (scroll down in this post to see) I need to put these older ones into service.

I placed a ring of pink hexies and a ring of blue hexies on this mat, and auditioned a few of the small flowers. Here are some options I may go with.

I will very soon have enough flowers to get a nice little quilt going! I know so many quilters never work without a definite plan or goal in mind. My method, more often than not, is to just sew some stuff together and see where it takes me. This seems like a nice destination.

Linking up today with Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts. It appears I will have quite a lot of slow stitching in my future, eh?

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. I love this way of quilting (and driving)...just start out and see where the adventure takes you!!

  2. I like having a project which is not too defined....just creating and seeing where it takes me. The flowers are coming together beautifully.

  3. Adding that extra round makes such a difference. They all work well together.

  4. Hi Jayne, I like the way you work! Your small hexies will make great middles for the larger flowers.

  5. Sometimes I sew some blocks then later on I don't remember my original plans and nine times out of ten I can find the perfect quilt to put them in, I like just sewing without solid plans. Your hexies look great with the pink and white borders.


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