Tuesday, March 8, 2011


After finishing my Fresh Flowers quilt I have gone back to working a hand piecing project. Over 30 years ago hexagonal patchwork was all the craze (anyone else remember that?) and I hand pieced several hexagonal cushion covers as a teenager.

A little over a year ago I was looking for a handwork project to take on holidays. We had just bought and watched a recent remake of "Pollyanna" and I was taken by the richness of the beautiful hand pieced quilts. Hand piecing can be a wonderful way to spend time when you need something compact, quick and easy to pick up and put down. Perfect for taking on a traveling holiday.

After our big holiday I discovered online that "hexies" were all the craze again! There are so many beautiful hexie works around. Once home again I began exploring online fabric shops and a multitude of inspiring quilting blogs. I enjoyed using my sewing machine to start some more quilts and set aside my hexies as an "away-from-home" activity. I have picked them up a few times when expecting to wait at Dr surgeries etc but they have basically sat untouched for a nearly a year.

I want to finish my hexie quilt as a special gift, so I now have a deadline to work towards. I may have little to post about on the sewing front for a while as hand sewing takes lots of t.i.m.e to complete. Then again, I may just need to have a couple of projects going at the same time....I have ordered some lovely fabric which is always an inspiration.


Diana and LaDonna said...

Oh my gosh, hexies! I've been working on one off and on for the last decade!


Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Hi LaDonna, I could see this one going that way too, until I decided who I was giving it to.... (Can't say too much yet.) Good motivation.

amme said...

It looks lovely so far. I can't wait to see it finished!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you Amme. It will be good to have it finished.

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