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:

Leila said...

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.

Sarah Craig said...

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

Katie said...

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.

Biz said...

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

patchworkdelights said...

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

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a beautiful creations Amy!

DeeRoo said...

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!!:)

Aunt Spicy said...

Amy, its stunning!

Jackie Russell said...

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

ktquilts said...

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

Cindy said...

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

Holloway Family said...

Beautiful!

Pam in Brussels, Belgium

AMKreations said...

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

Tara said...

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

Zany Quilter said...

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

bethanndodd said...

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

Sherri said...

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

Tiziana said...

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

Rachel said...

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.

Andy said...

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

euphoria said...

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

Live a Colorful Life said...

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!

SewSara said...

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.

LuAnn said...

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

adnohr said...

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

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

I love what you have so far!!

Lori Holt said...

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

Beth said...

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

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

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!

A Plain Path said...

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

Laura said...

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.

Jessica Plumeau said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Micki said...

I love it.

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

KerryQ said...

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

V and Co. said...

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!

Chris {frecklemama} said...

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

nettie said...

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

LT said...

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.

Tina said...

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