After deliberating for quite a while, I've decided on how to sew my hexagon flowers together. It's been two months since my last hexie post, and I've been steadily stitching away.
Thanks for all your suggestions re possible variations for sewing a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. As you can see, I've gone with a single row of neutral around each flower.
As I mainly hand sew while watching TV, progress is happening faster than I thought. Perhaps I'm watching too much TV... LOL!!!
30 out of 115 flowers have been sewn together - ¼ of the way there!!! I'm only after a lap quilt, so I think I'll have enough flowers made - or at least close to it.
The small blue bag is my travel sewing kit. However, as I can no longer fit the growing hexagon quilt inside, I now stuff the quilt into the denim/flower bag I designed a few years ago. I'll need a bigger bag soon.
Everyone in the family thinks I'm mad stitching the same thing over and over. Perhaps they're right... LOL!!! But I really do find it therapeutic. I think I'll miss it once I've finished.
Anyone else out there crazy enough to attempt hand sewing a whole quilt?
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Grandmother would be so pleased with your garden of hexies! The neutral fabric between each flower really helps to glide the eye across and appreciate all of the colors! I "inherited" a bag of over 100 hexie flowers that were intended to make a Grandmother's Garden quilt. They are not paper pieced, but sewn by hand---every tiny hexie. I have searched to find out how to sew them together, but haven't had any luck. Any ideas, Pam?ReplyDelete
I too am looking how to combine hexagon flowers into a quilt, any updates?Delete
Hi, please tell me if you are seeing the cream color hexagons around each flower and then you see the flowers together? I finished all my hand sewn flowers and are ready to put the white hexagons around each flower. Not sure if I am doing this right?Delete
It's a bit like a jigsaw puzzle sewing it all together. If you individually sew cream hexagons around every flower, you'll end up with two layers of cream between the flowers. Depends on the look you are after. I started off by sewing cream hexies around one flower, then sewing another flower - without cream hexies - to that.Delete
Your flower garden quilt is looking great Pam, everyone needs a therapeutic stitching project in their lives :)ReplyDelete
what a lovely garden you will have when completed, I too enjoy hexies but it is a while since I did nay though have masses waiting to be joined up, good project for the garden whilst it is so nice so will get them out and have a playReplyDelete
This is beautiful! Love the neutral color in between all the lovely flowers.ReplyDelete
I have never done hexies, but I don't watch TV either. :) I figure my day for being able to relax and do that sort of thing is coming.ReplyDelete
I love all of the beautiful colors you are using! It is going to be amazing!!!
I am in love with the pattern! I love flowers and I have a problem throwing away old clothes and keepsakes. This would be such a wonderful possibility to put these memories into daily use. But I am not sure I see myself hand sewing just yet...ReplyDelete
A hexagon quilt made from old clothes would be brilliant!!!Delete
Wow! This is so beautiful!! I can't wait to see it all finished. I'm getting close to the point where I will be assembling my ships quilt and starting to feel a little concerned. I haven't put a quilt together in so long now.ReplyDelete
I really love it . I made my son years ago a crochet hexagons blanket it is still lovely. it was a long job making it but a lovely job, mirjamReplyDelete
I have a big stack of flowers back in Oz.. one day I'll put them all together, lol! I am planning to put them together the same way you are... but who knows when I will get there! It is one of my "lifetime projects"! xxReplyDelete
Oh that's a beautiful collection of flowers - your lap quilt will be quite lovely when it's done :) Enjoy the hand stitching journey, and enjoy the television during the journey!ReplyDelete
I think you made a great choice. The white background sets off each flower in Grandma's Garden.ReplyDelete
Your quilt will be beautiful and it will be worth it. I made the grandma's flower garden quilt too in a queen size. Took me 7 years to finish it. I'm now working on a cathedral window quilt. Like you I love the hand made quilts.ReplyDelete
WOW!!! I'm impressed with making a queen size quilt. That's something to aspire to.Delete
I made a queen and king size quilt from mens's ties all by hand. I had recently lost my youngest daughter in a vehicle accident. I made several more from scraps.Making these quilts helped me heal. Quilts donated to homeless shelter.Delete
Such a wonderful thing to do - donating your hand sewn quilts to a homeless shelter. They must have looked beautiful made with men's ties. I am so sorry for your loss.Delete
Love the hexies. They are a great take along project.ReplyDelete
Have done some flowers for bags and wall hangings
I've just seen your site whilst looking for ideas to join hexies. I too do them in my "down" time as I don't like sitting idle. My last hexi quilt was king size (and then some-I got carried away!)all hand stitched and now I'm doing a lap quilt for a charity raffle. It's good to know that there are other hexie fanatics out there!!ReplyDelete
Wow - a king size quilt! That's amazing, Karen. In recent times I've been knitting instead of hand sewing. Think it's time to get the hexies out again - too hot for knitting. Thanks for stopping by.Delete
Mine has become my Covid-19 quilt. Just as you have done, mine consists of a single row of neutral hexis between each flower with no extra row on the flower. Hoping to have it pieced and in the frame by fall. Meanwhile, I'm halfway through binge-watching Grey's Anatomy.ReplyDelete
I think you'll finish before I do, Lori. I've taken to knitting for my binge watching at the moment. I must get back into the hexies. Love to see pics when you finish.Delete
I have 60 "blocks" or will have when they're finished. They were given to me, most were finished, but not enough for queen bed. The lady who had started them had hand sewn all the ones that were completed so I'm in the process of finishing hand stitching the remaining. When finished will have enough for 2 queen size quilts. This is my first experience with hexies'not with quilts and sewing though. Had been trying to decide best way to assemble the quilt. It's not English paper quilting- just old fashioned hand running stitch sewing!ReplyDelete
Two queen size quilts - that's a lot of hand sewing!!! Will be awesome when finished.Delete
How do you put a backing material onto the hexagon pieces along the edges.ReplyDelete
My flowers created a round tablecloth, but I don't know how to finish it.
Depends if the finished item will be a tablecloth or a quilt. If it's a tablecloth, I'm not sure. If it's a quilt, try Diary of a Quilter's tutorials...Delete
I would like to know if it will be quilted. If it is, will you hand quilt it?ReplyDelete