Friday, July 23, 2010

Hanging hexies

I had a bunch of hexie flowers that were leftovers from making this top and have been playing with them for well over a year now. They got laid out in 3 strips like this .....
.... and then I wondered what they would look like with 9 patch blocks. Now, yes ... the blocks are too big; but I just wondered what they would look like all together. Ummm .... this is a thought for a future project.
This summer, while cleaning up my studio, I stumbled across a bag of single hexies and this is the outcome. Those found hexies were an eureka moment! All I had to do was make the filler hexies for the inner and outer sides. The middle section will have embroidery and what you see is just a mock-up. I not totally happy with the embroidery layout; but this is a good starting point.

Now, how long will it be before all the hexies get stitched together. I seem to be such a procrastinator these days ..... oops, make that years. :o)
Have a great day!

11 comments:

Marie said...

I'm still laughing - I have been trying to decide what to do with my hexie flowers for a month or so - meanwhile, I just keep making more and more everytime I sit down. I'm going to have to come up with something soon.

Marie

Karen said...

Creative thinking. I never would have thought of the nine patch idea nor the embroidery.

Quilter Kathy said...

I think you could just put a striped fabric for a sashing in there between the hanging rows...very pretty!

Darlene said...

I love your 'eureka moment' - sweet quilt.

pajudie said...

What a great use for your hexies!! I love the border that you made using them - very pretty. I'm doing a Grandmother's Flower Garden with my hexie blocks and having fun with it. There are so many different varieties of the GFG - some in diamond shape, some put together with diamonds in the pathways - you can get lots of ideas on the web. You'll have to post your final quilt - looking forward to seeing what you come up with. It will be beautiful, I'm sure :o)
Judie

LuAnn said...

Your hexagon quilt is beautiful. Love the idea of using them with nine patches.

Mary L. said...

Great ideas! I love them.

Jennifer said...

Finding something you had forgotten about is a real bonus, isn't it! Using the flowers for a strippy design is an interesting idea.

QuiltSue said...

I like the idea of the embroidery between the hexies.

Bunny said...

Oh my goodness your hexies are just amazing. I started making them but have them all sitting in a basket. Not as many as you I must say. Yours are beautiful have fun putting them together LOL.

Catswhiskers said...

I finally discovered hexis in my life...
at the moment am working on the hexies for a new quilt.

I found you blog very inspirational and really nice.