Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Flower Hexies

My hexies are multiplying - not at a fast pace, mind you, but slowly and surely I am making progress.

Flower hexies destined to be a quilt ~ Threading My Way


My original idea was to make a quilt, and that is still my intention. Using an online calculator to do the Maths, I'll need 1313 hexagons. That will be enough to make a quilt the same size as my scrappy blocks quilt.

Turning hexies into flowers ready for a quilt ~ Threading My Way

So far I've sewn 294 hexies into 42 flowers and I'm guessing I have another couple of hundred single hexies made. That leaves about 800 hexies to go. Shouldn't take me long... LOL!!!

Turning hexies into flowers ready for a quilt ~ Threading My Way

And here are my 42 flowers. I think it looks too busy with them placed directly together - perhaps a solid colour is needed in between the flowers. 

I'm not exactly sure where I'm headed as far as layout. I rather like the traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts I've seen. Most of them seem to have a double layer of petals and that's definitely an option.


Or maybe I'll do something random with the design and create a picture by adding stems and leaves. I'm leaning towards this idea, but the placement and planning will almost certainly add significant time to the process. We'll see how I feel several hundred hexies down the track.

What would you do with lots of hexie flowers?

... Pam

14 comments:

  1. I would send them to you so you could make your quilt! I love the look of them, but all that handwork and the number of little pieces required would make me go bug-eyed :D

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  2. Love it and can't wait to see (someday). I know any design you choose will be lovely. Quilting trends change so do what you like best!

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  3. Oh my goodness - these are adorable. I haven't made a quilt beyond one with precut squares. One of these days I will give this a try! Lord knows I have enough fabric to make a few queen sized quilts!

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  4. Pam, you are incredible, I would go bonkers making those tiny hexies!! They are really lovely though and I really like the traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden settings. Whatever you do they will be gorgeous!! :D

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. Don't need hexies to make me bonkers... LOL!!!

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  5. It makes me happy to look at your flowers! I think it would be worth the effort to make a traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt:) Just sayin ....... Your blog inspires me !

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    1. Thanks so much, Dyann. It'll take me a while, but those hexies will definitely be going into a quilt.

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  6. Pam, you have tremendous amount of patience. I could never make so many in number of something so tiny. Can't wait to see what you come up with.
    Meanwhile would all this make a pretty table runner ?

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  7. This is definitely one of those projects where it is better not to think about the numbers and just enjoy the process Pam :)

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  8. I have to say I love them just as they are and don't think they need a border or anything. But equally I'm sure they'd look good with a border or in an applique design if that's where your preference takes you. I love that they're so bright and colourful but that at the moment your colour palette seems to be weighted slightly to red/pink/blues, I think that's working well but then if you throw in lots of greens and more yellows I bet I'd still like it! I just love hexies! But I don't love the time they take and I'm not sure I'd have the staying power to make a quilt, so I'm full of admiration for your plans there. I recently started a hexie cushion and it took ages for just that, I got the piecing finished after ours of work and then couldn't decide how to finish the edges for ages and I still haven't got it done. Back to the too many ideas on the go perhaps!

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  9. oh no, you caught the hexie bug! Doesn't matter how long it takes Pam... they add up and you'll miss the project when you're done! Betcha! LeeAnna

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  10. These are beautiful! A hexie here, a hexie there, they will all add up and one day you will enough for your quilt. Came by way of Sew Fresh Quilts and am new to your blog. Will be sure to come back!

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  11. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Round Tuit post this week!
    A Round Tuit 281
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  12. Ooh! I love the idea of a picture! These are just so cute! :)

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