Friday, July 30, 2010

i heart hexagons

not that it is a secret or anything!
now that the hexagon quilt a long is over
it's back to some hand piecing!
i work on my hexies from time to time... but whether it was the world cup... the hexie flickr pool.. or something else... hexies seem to be all the rage this summer in blog land!
and i love it!

i missed out on round one... but i wasn't gonna miss round two!
here are the hexies i made for my secret partner

fabrics are from Celebrate Seuss! and The Cat in the Hat fabric collections
from robert kaufman... both due in shops in september!

as a cute stack when i had half of them done

a closeup of my favorite one
{ i fussy cut a few of the fabrics }
now i just need to make a holder for them...

here is a photo from back in sept...
of a project that never got finished
{ life gets in the way sometimes! }
but... i did take step by step photos back then
so i'll post them soon & show you tips on how i make hexies
and show you a bit more of this still yet to be finished project!

i have a growing hex charm project
made all from scraps... no duplicates

the back shows that i use paper hexies
and plastic ones...
i like the plastic ones better... i'll tell you all about them when i show my step by step photos

a pile waiting to be added to the other hexies

a pile cut and ready to be worked on during my flight yesterday
{ i didn't get too many done.. but i did make progress! }

and a set already started

i came up with a plan for my giant hexagons
{ 3" sides and 6" across}
fabrics are...
Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle {available now}
Urban Circus by Laurie Wisbrun {available in august}
both from robert kaufman

after auditioning them on a lot of different solids

my plan is to make a simple whole cloth quilt
with a vertical stripe of hexagons
{ the wind did not make taking pictures easy... }

but you get the idea

oh and head on over to the swatch & stitch
robert kaufman's blog..
to see a video of me!


Retrogirl said...

MUST have the Suess fabric! September can't get here fast enough. Your hexagons are fantastic!!


Juliejaz said...

Dr. Suess fabric? I love it! I also need least I think I do.

I love hexies too and yours are beautiful! I have been making them to.

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Oh i love this quilt idea! It's going to be fantastic.

Suburban Stitcher said...

Love those! i just started some this week out of tula pink :) oh, and my favorite part of this post is that you held down the corner of that quilt with a garden hose. i love that!

Lexilooo said...

I love the zoo fabrics!

My new favorite shop (Stitch DC) is having a hexagon class beginning in September! It was actually my suggestion, as I've been wanting to learn how to do them, so I am definitely looking forward to that!

The One and Only said...

Absolutely love the hexie strip on solid fabric!! Way cool. Just say your little clip on RK and OMG, do you get carded when you go look like your 12!!! (totally in a good way!!) btw, my grandma use to call my dad, JAYBIRD.....can't wait to read your column....I will stalk it just like I stalk yours...(so not in a scary way though!!!) CHEERS!!

KarrieLyne said...

whoa!! Look at you! Now you're on tv?! Told ya you were famous! ;)

Congrats sweetie! So excited for you!

savvy stitch said...

I love your hexies! I just started making them and can't stop. :)

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Perfect handwork for travel! Love seeing how they look in different fabrics, too. Busy, busy.

Anonymous said...

You like the plastics ones better? Interesting - can't wait to hear why, I haven't tried them yet.

The video is great!

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh, my gosh! I love the Ann Kelle/Laurie Wisbrun hexies on the brown. Wonderful!

Honey Run Quilters... said...

OMG! I just put 2 and 2 together I'm Carmen from Honey Run Quilters, i always see you at the shows.!!!!! You shopped in my booth at the Long Beach Show ..... HI how are you?!? Just a shout out and a Hello from the HRQ girls! :)

Tricia said...

I need to start making these hexies before the trend is over! I just wish I knew how...maybe someone could point me in the right direction ;).
Loved the video on the Swatch & Stitch! Congrats...sounds like big things are in your future!