Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hexagon wallhanging

This was the first really big quilt I made of hexagons. It took me nearly four years to finish it. The hexies are 1 1/4" at the ends. I cut all the papers myself, and didn't know about any precuts or standard sizes. The whole thing is handsewn and handquilted, of course.

Here you can see a close-up of the hexies. A bit difficult to see the quilting, but I quilted inside every hexagon. I made the pattern for this, and I like the way it came out. It is now my pride hanging in my hall.

I had to sew some bread basket clothes to find out what to do with the ends when I had quilted it all.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Fun Hexagons Project!

A while ago, I was following along with the One Flower Wednesday group, and so many really *cute* flowers were made, I got the bug to make another project, even though my original late 80s project is still unfinished.

I looked at cute fabrics at Gina's Bernina and some other shops around Knoxville, and there were wonderfully cute ones. They all required bigger hexagon papers, though, My main project is 3/4" sides, and almost none of the cute fabrics I liked would fit on there. Next, I headed to the Paper Pieces website and picked out 1" and 1-1/4" papers to try. I may get some larger ones, too, but for now that's what I'm using. I cut out pieces and started this one that's going to be so cute!

Another hexie-aholic

Hello Ladies - Yesterday I recieved an invitation to join your blog from Susan. It was perfect timing as I am hosting my monthly hexie linky party today...I hope you'll pop on over as there are sure to be lots of eye candy and there are prizes!!

As with most of us, I have lots of hexie UFOs...and yet my bucket list gets longer and longer. I am currently trying to finish up this pieced hexie project and I am oh sew close to being done. Not quite sure how I'll finish the edges but I have an idea. I'll share after I figure out if it works. LOL.

Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks to Susan for inviting me to join!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


This is a bread basket cloth made from one hexagon, triangles and diamonds. I made the pattern myself, and now I give it to you all. It is hand sewn and hand quilted, and I put a flower in the middle hexagon. An easy hexagon project if you wish to make something new that won't take many months, say years.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Marcia's Hexagon Quilt

I finally have a moment to add a picture of my completed hexagon quilt. It has been on my bed since just before Christmas. It was my goal to finish it before then, and I just made it by a squeak of my teeth I tell ya. So much going on since then. I have found that the blue pencil that I used didn't wash out as well as I had hoped it would where I marked it heavily, but hopefully in time and a few washings it will fade. It is barely noticable, but having worked so hard on the quilt, I NOTICE!! I have added all of my steps to making this to my pinterest if anyone is interested

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My 1/2" hexagon quilt project

I'm new here, and have been invited to post my hexagon quilts. That's a good idea, so I won't forget them. Really I have a calendar to mark every flower I make. This one have been one block a month for many years now. As you understand by now I love hexagons.

This is a nice quilt to keep children, and adults as well, busy to find all the details. Can you spot the cat and the mice? And the bee?

Since last summer I've tried to figure out how to end this quilt. I think I'll put some borders around it to get it a bit bigger. By now it's about 30"x56".

I have a couple of finished hexagon quilts, and more WIP hexagon quilts with different sized hexies.  May be you would like to see them?

Friday, January 11, 2013

Reporting in...

Just to let you all know that I spent my Christmas and New Year period working on my hexagons. I now have the makings of a side and corner of my quilt top. Now to start basting and making more diamonds. My cat, Caesar decided that he wanted to be part of the photo shoot.

I have also had a play with hexagons making a bag pattern. I have one side finished and I'm in the process of finishing off the second side. The hexagons are 3/4" and are 1800 reproductions in a variety of pinks. The pattern appeared in an American magazine. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hexagon Roll Call

It's been several months since anyone posted progress on a hexagon project. Let's all show what we've been doing with our hexagons. For my part, I must report almost nothing. My sewing time all fall was very limited, and none of it was spent on the hexagon quilt. I did buy larger paper pieces and purchase some cute bugs and other fabrics, and even cut out several to stitch, but ... I've lost them. I guess it's time to clean the quilt studio again!

It is going on my Get It Done list for

How are the rest of you doing?