Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hexi Fun


I've been making a  mess!!

One minute I was innocently rummaging through my collection of Sis Boom fabrics looking for the right ones to use for my hexagons and the next minute I knew there were fabrics strewn everywhere. All over my sewing room, in the lounge room, everywhere!  I did find the right fabrics and came up with more combos of blocks to make. The more I look the bigger my quilt will be. 

 It's not all mess and chaos. 

See.. here's my basted hexagons kept neatly in boxes.


I always leave my needles threaded. Somehow it's easier to get started if there are needles ready and waiting.

Quilter's fuel - a nice cup of tea, served on a mug rug of course. I realised while sewing, the mug rug matched the block I was working on. 

One thing I'm really enjoying about making hexagons with Sis Boom fabrics is descovering details. A lot of prints have quite large patterns and choosing which parts to cut out for my 1 inch hexies makes me look at the fabrics in a different way.  



My most recent block...

 It's not all sewing around here, I've been reading Kaffe Fasset's autobiography called Dreaming in Colour. I'm about halfway through and really enjoying reading about his childhood growing up in Big Sur, adventures in Europe and now in London.. I wonder what will happen next. It's full of wonderful stories and beautiful pictures add colour throughout.

One more thing, This Friday the Blogger's Quilt Festival begins so pick your favourite quilt and join in the fun.  Find out more at Amy's Creative Side 

I'm off to tidy up my messy sewing room.


26 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the look of the block next to your mug rug! And don't those hexies look pretty lined up in their little boxes!

Kelly said...

All those pretty pretty hexies! I need one of those hexie templates, I always manage to cut out the wrong bit :)

Kathie said...

Isn't it fun pulling fabric for a project like this , revisiting some of your favorites ? I love the picture of them in the container all ready to be made into a block.
Yes I am learning to look at fabric differently right now as I want to make a quilt where I need to let the fabric 'talk" so a bit of fussy cutting will be happening here too!
keep going, love the finished one
Kathie

Karen said...

At least it was productive mess. And good fun in the process. I love finding hidden treasures. Your hexie collection is growing and looking great.
I do love the most recent block. Stunning.

Terry said...

I'm trying to decide what I like more the messy pile with all the possibilities or the georgeous hexies waiting their turn. All I think.

Melody said...

I just love what you do with your Sis Boom fabrics

Sasha said...

Now that is one pretty fabric mess :)
I love how you store your finished hexies! They look so pretty all lined up. I keep my needles threaded too. Isn't it so much more fun to grab it with the thread already in it?
I can't wait to see the blogger's quilt festival!!

Heather said...

Love your hexies. That type of hexie quilt is on my bucket list, now I just need to locate one of those cool templates! The Kaffe book also looks interesting, I'll keep my eye out for it.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Rachael your block is so pretty! I love that template that you used to find just the right design.
Those scraps look pretty good too!

Barb said...

your hexies are so fresh and pretty! I love your organization. I wish I could sit and stitch with you and a cup of tea! I love your mug rug too

regan said...

These blocks are so beautiful! And discovering the details in those beautiful prints must be so fun.....I didn't even notice that sweet little flower! Pretty pincushion, too!

Grit said...

I love your hexes.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Melissa P said...

You are making amazing progress! It's so easy to lose yourself in Sis Boom hexies. Time dissolves and there's nothing but color surrounding you.

I'm actually a little jealous. I would love to be adding to my own Sis Boom hexie collection right now. Instead, I'll have to live vicariously through you and focus my attentions on getting to Market.

Deborah said...

Such a lovely post! I LOVE hexies AND anything Jennifer Paganelli! I lust after that mug mat and the mug sitting on it!

Katy Cameron said...

Of course one must co-ordinate one's sewing with one's mug rugs... ;o) Love the block

Donna~~ said...

Pretty hexies!

Nifty Quilts said...

I LOVE what you're doing with these hexies! So many fun fussy cuts. They're all just beautiful.

Quiltbenaco said...

Bellissimi i tuoi esagoni!!!!
Ciao

Shay said...

Great way to keep basted hexies Rachael. They look so pretty all lined up like that.

I dont see mess ...I see creative genius!

Sujata Shah said...

You are so organized! I wish I was too! Those hexies look adorable. I bet it will be as much fun looking at those gorgeous, carefully cut hexies when the quilt is finished.

Marg said...

Ooh love the look of this project. Both the blocks looks awesome. I sooooo want to start on another hexie project, but until I finish some of my WIPs, it's just not going to happen.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a great idea Rachael to keep needles threaded....I must remember that....Have hexie fun!

Heidi said...

if I ever start sewing hexies, it's all your fault :-)
they look so gorgeous !

Mandalin said...

Your such an inspiration! :D
I'm 1/2 way through book 3!!

Mary said...

Your hexies are so organized...not shoved in a bag like mine! I love the block. Jennifer's fabrics are perfect for fussy cutting. Just lovely, Rachael!

Lynne Shandley said...

You are having fun with your hexies!
I never knew Kaffe grew up in Big Sur - would never have picked that! Fun place to drive though, but not at night when they are doign roadworks and there are no roadmarkings 8-}

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