May 22, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Piecing my Hexies

A couple of weeks ago, I won a copy of Mickey Depre's Pieced Hexies from Quiltmaker magazine's Quilty Pleasures blog. What with my ongoing hexie quilt, I couldn't wait for it to arrive. As soon as it did, I started in and now I've made 9 pieced hexagon flowers.

These 5 are finished
These 4 are basted. The one on the right is partially stitched together.
I had to make some adjustments to Mickey's instructions. Her patterns are for 1 1/2" hexies, but the ones I'm using are 7/8". It was definitely doable, but took a little figuring out each time I switched designs. I also altered some of the designs, creating my own riff on her originals. She's right when she says they are addicting! Of course, I feel that way about all the hexagons! I will be trying more pieced hexies, especially when I can move on to the larger size for another project.

For this quilt, I now have 23 finished flowers, including the pieced ones, which makes a nice little stack. I also have 26 basted, but not yet stitched. I need 56 full flowers, so that means I only have to cut and baste 7 more!

Since I'm so close to finishing the prep work for the flowers, I bought the blues last week. These two blues will be cut and basted into about 300 hexagons to surround all those flowers. So far I've done 30...still lots to go. I love how the hexagons cut from the floral print will all look a bit different since the scale of the print is much bigger than the hexagons.
I still have a few weeks before our trip to Florida this summer, so I have time to do lots of blue hexagons. It'll be great to take some sewing with me for downtime while we're gone.

I'm linking up with the Needle and Thread Network today.

10 comments:

  1. Pieced 7/8 inch hexagons - you definitely got more than your share of patience (probably mine, lol)!

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  2. ~phew~ You're going to be busy indeed! I expect it to be quite fantastic when you finish it up!

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  3. ATTA GIRL!!! and congrats! I had the pleasure of meeting Mickey in April @ a guild lecture and classes...I am so addicted to making hexies!

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  4. Your hexies look great. Love the colours you are using

    Cheers Pauline

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  5. They are beautiful! I love hexies, they are truly addictive and oh so portable!

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  6. Very pretty wee hexes! Well done you. You are an obvious bear for punishment. Me too! Welcome to my world 😀

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  7. Love your work! Hexies are on my wishful to-do list...what an inspiration you are!

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