Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hexagons is the Name of the Game

Encouraging Words of the Day:

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. ~ Psalm 118:24, NLT


Since I've joined "The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along," I've been busy trying to get the first rosette done. It took forever to do the prep work but I've now started sewing them together. Here's a photo. I've made the large hexagons, now to sew them together. I'm not sure if I like the outer hexies in red. They don't seem to go with the rest of them and, as my friend Janet pointed out, good thing I haven't sewn them together since one of the red ones is backwards. Here's the photo:

I continue to sew the little 1/2-inchers. Here are 3 more, total done is now 241.

And here is a photo of two hexie flowers that are already flying to the UK for my swap partner in the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap." Helen asked for purple or blue petals with white or cream centers.

That is all.



Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hexies, hexies...

Encouraging Words of the Day:

Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. - 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

Almost two weeks ago I said I was going to get back to blogging and then I took off on a mini-vacation with friends. We spent a week in Gulfport, Mississippi just relaxing and enjoying each other's company. I didn't even take my hand-sewing. But, now I'm back and I've been enjoying the day in my sewing room. You know how I enjoy sewing hexies so now I've joined "The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along" and it's taken me all day to do the prep work.This is a sample of what it could look like:

It all sounds pretty interesting and I've already started late since most of the participants are already sewing their second rosette and I've just spent most of the day cutting templates and fabric for the first rosette (shown in pink in the photo). Here's what I have so far:
Besides that, I've sewn a bunch of these little flowers made of 1/2 inch hexies. Here are a few of them.

I now have a total of 238 flowers that I've photographed and shown to you.


That is all.