9.20.2013

hexies...

hexies... fun to make and once you start it can be a little addicting...
 
i always knew that hexies were something that i wanted to try... and when i walked into a local quilt shop  one day over the summer, i found the perfect fabric...
 
i love the fabrics that bonnie and camille produce... the patterns and colors are just so cheery... they kind of make you happy just looking at them... well, right there in that shop i spotted marmalade... just what i had been looking for... i added in a little of their vintage modern line to mix it up a bit...
aquas, reds, oranges, yellows, greens, pinks, and grays... LOVE...

i started off slow...
and thought... this is fun... a nice way to pass the time in the evenings after everyone has fallen asleep...
my pile of hexies began to grow...
and grow...
 i went from wanting to make a little tea towel to diving head first into a grandmother's flower garden quilt...
 i started playing around with different combinations... pattern, aqua, pattern...
pattern, off white, pattern...
 
for those of you who know me, you know that i am VERY indecisive... i was having such a hard time making a decision, i decided to put it out there on instagram and facebook... it was fun to read the input from others...
aqua is my favorite right now... but the thought of putting SO much aqua into a quilt that is going to take me forever to make scared me a little...
 
the off white felt safe to me...
 
so i decided on this...
the best of both worlds...
 i'm really loving the process... even though it takes forever, there's a crazy amount of hand stitching involved, and english paper piecing has taken a little getting used to...  {i'm still not sure i'm doing it right... i started off with the plastic hexie templates}
 
here's a bit of my progress so far...
 
this...
turned into this...

and... here's the latest flower that i completed this morning... 

that makes a total of 5 flowers done and 1 more on its way...
 
 this is going to require some patience... but in the long run, i'm hoping for a family treasure that can be passed down through the generations...
 
what have you been working on lately?
i'd love to hear...
 
have a happy day~
angie

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful!!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I love the off white! I have everything I need to start making hexies too. But I've always wondered if (this is a dumb question) you have to hand stitch them together once they are made. I would guess so since there are endless angles. I see that you have. So I think that answers my question. Great job! It's turning out beautifully!
Erica :)

Cathy Trochelman said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Angie! I love the idea of creating a timeless family heirloom....what a treasure!!

oopsiemaizie said...

erica... yep, you're right... lots of hand stitching... lots of angles... lots of time spent... but fun when you see it all coming together... you really should give it a try if you have what you need to get started... i think you'd really like the process :)
angie

oopsiemaizie said...

cathy... thank you so, so much!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Gorgeous! So much patience, you are right. I am impressed as patience is not one of my virtues!
But I would say, you have GOT IT! Such talent. ENJOY and may it definitely be a treasure to pass down. (Except you may have to make another for your other little sweetpea!)

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks so much for the sweet words, jillian :)

maizie has already said that this one is hers... she loves the colors... so, i think you're right... another will be in the works for marina one day!