Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Starry Hexies

Do you remember The Jetsons?  


I couldn't help but think about the space age family this week, and their home full of amazing gadgets and clever robots, while in my own house... 

Walter the robot vacuum cleaned our floors

Doris dishwasher merrily washed the dishes,

Hans the electric bread maker turned out a beautiful baked loaf,

The Washing Machine ( who doesn't have a name) went round in circles cleaning our clothes for us. 

Mike Rowave warmed up dinner..

The Fridge just stayed cool, hummimg away in the corner
and
My iPhone read me stories and played pod casts to entertain me. 

And while all these lovely appliances where taking care of the house for me, it freed me up to do some Good Old Fashioned hand sewing..

Lots of pieced hexagons for The Springwood Quilt Show 2013 Raffle Quilt.

The committee got together last week and we put all our hexagons together,  they look so wonderful ... skip over to the Springwood Quilt Show blog to have a look. 

By coincidence Barb of Fun With Barb changed her blog header recently, and is using a quilt made with pieced hexagons, here's a link to the post about her wonderful quilt.  

26 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, you teased us....it's not together yet!!! Waiting...waiting! There are some amazing designs and patterns there!

Chris said...

Glad to hear you've got a dishwasher!
Lots of hexy rows are happening all over the place. It will be a b eautiful quilt.
Love barbs header too.

Marg said...

Ooh love those hexes. I had never thought of Mike Rowave, very funny.

Marg said...

Argh hexies not hexes.

Heather said...

Those hexies are super. A he ie project like that is on my to do list. Love them!

Karen said...

What a great collection of blocks. Won't they look wonderful together.
By the way - what amazing appliances you have. :)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I loved the Jetsons! Remember when Judy "put on" her face every morning?
Love your hexagons. I am going to hop over to that blog and check it out now.

Sasha said...

I remember the Jetsons!! I used to watch the all the time :)
I just took a look over at the Springwood blog and all the hexies sure do look pretty together!!

smazoochie said...

Awesomely old-school, but in a 21st century way!

regan said...

All of those hexies look so good together! Can't wait to find out what will be in the middle! :o)

I used to love the Jetsons.....but the part where he gets on the treadmill that is 'hanging out over space' really would freak me out. I'm deathly afraid of heights!

Melissa P said...

It was certainly busy at your house this weekend! I'm glad you had all the help of modern convenience. Because your old fashioned hand sewing is fabulous and deserves the attention.

Barb said...

Loved your post. Often I have wished for the dog treadmill that hung outside their space home! lol.
Your hexies look beautiful and you have combinations I've never seen before - hooray for hexies!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your hexies are gorgeous! Where can I find those appliances? I do remember the Jetsons--used to watch them every day. It's fun to hear the names that I'd forgotten.

Deborah said...

Your hexagons are beautiful!! I have very fond memories of the Jetsons.....always one of my favorites.

Katy Cameron said...

ROFL, can you send some of those friends here? I'm most interested in Doris...

Judy said...

We were just talking about the Jetsons the other day, thinking about the conveyer belt that Mr. Jetson rode in the mornings to get ready for work.
Wonderful hexies!

Quiltbenaco said...

E' vero da bambina anch'io ammiravo quei fantastici aggeggi della famiglia spaziale, ora abbiamo le case piene.....
Ciao

Shay said...

What a beautiful array of hand sewing Rachael. The quilt is going to be stunning.

I used to love the Jetsons!

Mary said...

I loved the Jetsons!!! When I was little there were several space shows on the television. I am sure inspired by the moon walk. As kids we would play 'Lost in Space' another great space show!!! Your hexagons are fantastic! They look like space ships!!!! LOL!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely hexies Rachael! Now, you and most of us really do sound like we live like The Jetsons! Whoever would've thought all this whilst we were growing up! Enjoy your hand sewing and have a great day!

Janet said...

The Jetsons take me down memory lane, I need a robot so I can have more sewing time.
The hexagons are gorgeous, that is going to be an amazing quilt.

Sew Surprising said...

How stunning are those hexies, I truly admire anyone who has mastered the skill of a needle and thread, another talent you have BMD :)

Sharon said...

Mike Rowave - hee hee! Hadn't ever thought of that one.

Your hexies are super! It looks like you've been having fun fussy cutting and designing them.

Terry said...

The quilt is going to be beautiful. Barb's is stunning.

I always think of The Jetson's when I use Skype.

Sand and Sunshine said...

What a charming post and all those hexies to boot!

Karen said...

"Meet George Jetson...". I have the song going around in my head now.I loved the show as a kid. I love my washing machine and I love my dishwashing machine & chef even more! (Its hubby. LOL) So glad you got your stitching done. Looking forward to seeing the quilt.

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