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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Fun With Hexies



I have fallen in love with hexagons.

My little friendly mouse likes them, too :)




This is my first attempt at making them,
and I have found it to be a wonderful project
for the evening, 
while watching the television.




After making my hexagon flowers,
I appliqued them on to my squares on the sewing machine.








This is the fun part . . .
deciding how to design the quilt.


I cut a lot of bands to go around the edges and form a boarder. 
This quilt is around four foot square.
It's the perfect size for cuddling on the sofa,
and keeping my cold winter feet warm and cozy :)

Here are a couple of photos of it on the frame.


Well, you can see what I'll be up to for the next week or so.
I'll show it to you when it is done.

What are you working on this week?

Whatever you are doing, do it with gusto and have fun :)

Love you all.

Your blogging sister,  

Connie :)



24 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. I love your colourful hexies.
    Ali x

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    1. Thank you . . . they are very cheerful colors. It's raining cats and dogs outside, but inside working on this quilt . . . it's bright and sunny, LOL

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  2. connie, this is darling already! i love the happy, cottage feel is has:) i haven't made a quilt in years, but, i would have loved a quilt frame like yours! hope your vday was wonderful!

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    1. Hello Lynn, I built this quilting frame from Steve's old saw horses.
      It was cheap and works like a dream :)
      Happy Weekend Sweetie

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  3. Can't wait to see it all quilted, Connie. What a cute quilt that is going to be. My own mother loved hexagon quilts. I think they were her favorite ones to piece. I don't have a single one of them- just a piece of one that was never finished. xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, thanks for stopping in to visit. I have always love hexies, but they always looked like they would be too difficult . . . the great thing is, is that they are not. In fact they're a joy to make and a relaxing lap project. Maybe you could take what you have of your Mom's project and make pillows. Something that you could use and remember her with :) Happy Weekend :)

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  4. I started a small hexagon project a long time ago and never did get very far with it. Yours is looking good, can't wait to see the finished quilt

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    1. Hello Ann, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't finish your hexie project, but it's never to late. I truly believe that there is a season for all things, and sometimes things that didn't appeal to us at one time in our life are the same things that been us joy, years later. So, don't throw it out. You can always turn a quilt project into a pillow project. I have a quit in my closest that I started around thirty years ago . . . I never thought that I would ever enjoy quilting. Now, I'm thinking that it won't be long before I pull it out and finish it :) Happy Weekend :)

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  5. I've done a couple of quilts, but it's been about 20 year ago. Your hexagon's are so cute...love the colors you used. I worked on some birthday gifts for a blogging friend this past week. Hope you are having a great weekend.
    ~Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy, it is great to see you here, I so enjoy company. I'm delighted that you like the colors and fabrics . . . They all came from my scrap pile :) . . . Gotta love those scraps.

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  6. You are amazing, Connie! I can't wait to see the result. Looking around at quilts with hexagons like yours, I know that I will never have the patience to make one myself but I sure will enjoy seeing yours when finished :). Have a lovely Sunday!

    ~ Maria

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    1. Hi Maria, I have always loves hexie quilts . . . if you make one like mine, you'll see that by using just a few hexies combined with squares and strips you can have the effect without making hundreds and thousands for a full hexie quilt. I don't have that in me . . . yet :)

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  7. Connie it looks beautiful!!! It is a lovely design and the bright cheerful colours will make it the perfect quilt to sit under on a winters evening.
    Its so much fun when you get this close to the finish too! Enjoy!!
    Thanks for all your lovely comments on mine too!
    Have a great weekend Connie
    Gill xx

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    1. Hello Gill, I am always so impressed with your work and just hope that my blog can come close to being as sweet and comfy as yours :)

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  8. This is brilliant! I can't sew at all! xx

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    1. Hello Chris, thank you so much . . . maybe you should put some little sewing project on your list of things to learn. You might just be surprised at how much you would enjoy it :) I hated sewing so much in high school, that I would sneak my work home and my Mom would help me :) Now I love it.

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  9. I love the olde-fashioned look of hexagons, Connie. They remind me of my childhood...... I am putting the olde-fashioned hexagon tiles in the cottages' smaller bathroom. You'll be a sewing and I'll be a tiling! Blessings~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, I know that your cottage is going to be wonderful . . . I love those hexie tiles :)

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  10. You give me motivation to bring my sewing machine out and find some fabric.... Your work is awesome!

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    1. Hi Maureen, I am delighted that I can inspire you . . . sewing is so much fun :)

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  11. Gosh thats going to be one gorgeous quilt Connie!
    love Jooles x x x

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    1. Thank you so much, that means a lot coming from someone as creative as you :)

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  12. Maybe if I keep coming back here and seeing your quilting projects, Connie, I'll get motivated to work on my Unfinished Symphony--that's what I call the quilt I *started* decades ago! It's simple squares; hexagons are waaaay too advanced for me!

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  13. Connie....I applaud you! Fabulous job, you are fearless when it comes to attempting new projects!! I love your quilt

    Carol

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