Posts Tagged ‘hexies’


39.1 Double BOM(b)

February 17, 2016

Two months in a row, I can say that I have been keeping up with the monthly pattern from Ula Lenz for 2016.

This block of the month, BOM for short, is a stained glass hexagon quilt.

So far, most of the quilt is still a mystery. The stained glass patterns we have done so far have featured stars and hexagon and diamond shapes.

This month, I have expanded my “pinks/purples/oranges” batik fabrics to help flush out some colors in the quilt for a later time.

I am doing this quilt with controlled color pallet again, but I am open to using other fabrics than the ones featured here.

february stained glass hexie

Someone commented about the white patches. They are so far, the lightest color that I have wanted to do, it seems like a lot of my bright fabrics are pretty dark, these fabrics are actually light purple in shade.

Proof that I did not just put the same photo in from last month as I did this month.

february and january blocks

This is a picture of the triangular 1 sixth of the quilt in progress after the parts were sewn to the paper and none of it was sewn down to each other yet.

one sixth of feb block

The blocks are only available during the current months. Since it’s now February, the block for January should be available for purchase only.

If you click on her link, you may have to switch to English on the website, it seems the default is German. I do this on a desktop in the top righthand corner. The actual blocks themselves, are easy to figure out, pictures make a thousand words.


16.6 Patience and Persistence

June 23, 2011

Didn’t mean to disappear for the week.  Just busy with life stuff and starting to panic (more) about the upcoming quilt show.

I took my finished (minus some of the beading) Sunflower Patio Dreams quilt to work this week to show it off.

Compliments all around!

The birds have their beaded eyes and the only thing left to stitch before the show is the back /bottom of the sleeve down. (… oh and the ..mmpygh .. *cough* label *cough)

Here’s the red bird with his eye.

And the most often comment I got was: “That’s so beautiful!  I don’t have the patience for that.  How long did that take you?”

To which I said thanks.  And then I said that I worked on it a little bit at a time after lunch sewed down 2 petals or so every day.  So persistence won out.  I also said that I started it in September of 2009, and took a several month break from it several times.  And I said that I still wanted to put beads on the sunflower centers.

I have also pretty much finished my silent auction quilt with the exception of the binding.  And the entire mini sleeve.

Haven’t decided on the name.  Something about early morning colors, but bright eye crushing pink just doesn’t describe the morning light in a positive way as scarlet or crimson.

Also have the borders quilted very very lightly.  Which I may remedy with my own design on the borders that I made up for another quilt.  But my FMQ isn’t all that great yet and I may run out of time.  We’ll see how it goes.

Also getting some thoughts on how to make my purple tilted four patch quilt as you go quilt better.  I think I’ll take a cue from the book I’m borrowing from a friend called, Quilter’s Playtime, and introduce some interrupting strips to make the quilt more artsy.  Still have a few seams to hand sew down on the back, but then I want to add more applique.

Here’s the quilt as it stands.

And the back.

This quilit is definatley not going to win any piecing awards or any free motion quilting awards (some slight tension issues in the middle), but I still may put it into the show.

To do that, I want to make these changes:

Yellow applique strips that cut into all that sashing, and is parallel to the tilt of the blocks.  With a dark gold kicker around the binding and dark purple binding to bring the dark back into the outside.

I may also do (just thinking right now), some little prairie point folded corners in the corners of the binding that mirror the tilt of the blocks.  Not sure how I am going to do this yet, but it may be worth tying the gold back out on the outside.

I have to go, but speaking of patience, persistence, and hexies.  They’ve arrived. Here’s June 12, two weeks ago.

see how they multiply when left to their own devices?

The tribbles of the quilting world.


16.3 More Scientific Hexies from Becky’s Blabber

June 10, 2011

I don’t know how I missed this blog before, but here is a girl after my own heart.

Since we can’t go more than 3.6 hours without hearing/reading the word ‘hexie’ in the quilting world lately (and this includes myself), I thought I’d share some hexie science love that I found on Becky’s Blabber blog.


And what are these hexie’s doing?  Becoming molecules!

Well, hexies and penties … but penties are hard to say because they’re so uncommon.

Good job Becky on your first hexie!


And this apparently has lead to a lot of hexagon / molecule love for Becky!

And some more in progress blog love can be found here, and here.