Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Return of the Hexagons

  Remember my hexagons from last summer?
It's okay if you don't. It's been a while. They were my new summer project and fetish for a time.  The perfect portable project for summer.
They even traveled with me across the US and back twice to New York (remember Hex and the City?) 
They have gone from this pretty pile. . .
. . .to finally being sewn together.  They were set aside for a bit while I finished other projects that had worked their way to the top of the 'to do' list like Halloween quilts, Christmas projects, etc.  But now that January is here, as well as the new season of Masterpiece Theater (my fav!) I was in need of a hand work project again.
There is still work to be done on the project, but it's fun to see the progress.  I will probably appliqué the whole thing to some backing fabric and add some hand quilting as well. I've got many Sunday evenings ahead to listen to British accents and sew away.

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful!

    I just finished the last episode of Doc Martin (speaking of British accents) on Nexflix last night and I don't know what I am going to move on to while I sew my hexes. I might have to try Masterpiece Theatre.

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  2. Really pretty, Amy - and I love "Hex in the City"!!

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  3. Your fabrics are fabulous, I see several of my favourites in there.

    I've recently developed a case of hexie love. Seems all I want to do these days is sit with my needle and thread.

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  4. Love the colors & the shapes!
    So much fun!
    Biz

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  5. I absolutely LOVE your fabric choices for your hexies. Gorgeous! Fi

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  6. Last year when you showed me your little bag of hexies I purchased some papers and have put together my own little plastic bag will travel but the really fun thing I did was put together a little sewing kit for my sister's bday last week and I included a bag of already cut out fabric and paper pieces...she wants to learn how to quilt and I thought this would be perfect while she was sitting watching tv too!:)
    She loved it!!:)

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  7. You love hand sewing a lot more than I do. I love the colors and the hex's.

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  8. You go girl!! I want to like hexes, but alas I am unable to pay them much attention. Love looking at everyone else's though!!!

    Blessings,

    KT

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  9. Love the colors Amy! I too loved "Hex in the City":) Such a cute idea!!

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  10. WOW, you've been around with your hexies! Love how it's coming together!

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  11. I've been wanting to try some hexagon... thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. I love the rainbow hexies! How cute...now I'm motivated to start a hex project. Thanks for sharing...

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  13. I love them! Can't wait to see the project all finished. One day I will try my hand at hexies.

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  14. Love them...it's fun to see them sewn together!

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  15. I heart hexies. I'm simply astonished! Tiziana
    http://blogtizy.blogspot.com/

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  16. I went through a hexie phase last summer. When I was done, I had to swear off hexies for a bit. Too much of a good thing. So I moved on to to-yo's.

    I do love your project. So nice and cheerful.

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  17. i wish i had the patience for hexagons. Can't do it. Don't you just love Masterpiece? I'm really loving Downton Abbey.

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  18. oh my- the colors looke beautiful! Lovely hexies indeed!

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  19. I just love that you are doing the rainbow thing with your hexies. I kind of come and go with my hexies. They are always nearby and handy, but sometimes the little stack of squares just sits there begging me start working on them again. Maybe Masterpiece Theater will work for me as well!

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  20. ooooh i love them! i honestly fell asleep last night thinking about hand-piecing some hexagons. I've never tried it but have admired them on blogs here and there.

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  21. I just love how you're doing those hexagons. I worked on some flowers but plan to start a charm quilt. Just love yours!

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  22. Are you watching Downton Abbey? i'm loving it. And your hexies! What size are they?

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  23. I'm in love Amy.
    That is one very hexie table runner you've got goin on there!
    Fabulous:)
    xx
    lori

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  24. Goodness woman...don't you ever sleep? Love the colors and seeing the finished product in a few hours, lol!

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  25. Thanks for the video tutorial from Texas Freckles (I love that name, also)! I think I will now join in the hexagon'ism'! Love your fabrics, too!

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  26. Those are gorgeous! Just started doing hexies myself and love them. They are a perfect for evening time/movie time.

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  27. Gorgeous! I just found your blog through the Polka Dot Chair and can I tell you...I'm in love with it! I can't wait to look around.

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  28. I always make the hexies, and then give up before I sew them together! Yours look fabulous!

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  29. Love the colors and where they are heading. I do remember their travels from last year!

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  30. I love it.

    Give me some hexes and some Masterpiece Theater, and I am a happy gal!

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  31. My husband (!) & I are loving Downton Abbey, too! Inshould get some bindings going while I watch. Beats folding laundry!

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  32. oooooh! you know how i love those hexs! i'm working on mine too!!!! something to twiddle my fingers while i'm here and there!

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  33. This looks really goood. Thanks for showing us that it's worth digging up those unfinished projects and giving them some love again ;-)

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  34. lookin' good. so what do you think of downton abbey so far?

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  35. I'm impressed that you can sew and watch Downton Abbey. I'm not yet a skilled enough sewer to be able to split my attention like that. And I love how those hexagons are coming together.

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  36. The colors are fantastic and very summery. So nice to see after all this snow!

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