Friday, January 14, 2011

Stitching Hexagons

Today I spent some time watching it snow and stitching hexagons.  I love hexagons.  I think that love came from my Grandmother because that was the only type of quilt she made.  Her quilts were made from whatever cloth she could find.  Many of her quilt blocks were made from her housedresses that had seen their best days.  Then as a young girl my Mom, one of our neighbors, and me all started buying yards of fabric and sharing so we each had 1/3 to make hexagons.  It just occured to me....maybe this stash building is hereditary.  Yes, that's it!!!

While blog surfing awhile back, I went over to Texas Freckles blog and found that she is having a Hexagon Charm Quilt Along.  So I signed up.  I have my little travel bag with all of my hexagon paper pieces and a few squares of fabric so I have a take along project all ready when I go somewhere. 
We've had a couple of measurable snows this week.  Here is the view from my back window.  OK.  I'll admit it.  I put on my boots and trekked out through the snow into the yard.  I just couldn't resist.  The snow was so pretty. 
A few weeks ago we had yellow Christmas lights on the ornamental grass out back in the flower bed, and it just sparkled.  Now the snow has weighed it down.  We usually don't cut our grasses back until spring because they are pretty in the winter and provide something interesting to look at outside besides the bare trees. 

Happy stitching to all of you!! Thanks for visiting.

10 comments:

Maria said...

I love your colourful Hexagons LuAnn.

I really enjoy snow photos maybe because it is so hot here now. They seem to cool me down.LOL

Sarah said...

Beautiful hexies LuAnn! The snow is gorgeous too... it's pretty hot where I am right now!

Teresa said...

Nice Hexies!! My Grandmother also loved working with hexagons, but she did them the "other" way, which is the way I taught myself (just plain old hand piecing with Y seams - LOL!). I tried English paper piecing, but wasn't happy with how my poor whip stitching was showing! I love how neat the backs are with English paper piecing. I work like the Dickens pressing my hexie flowers to make the seams on the back behave!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Raewyn said...

Your hexies are lovely and colourful and what great memories of stash building with your family. I love the portability of my hexie project - my little tin of them fits into my handbag beautifully.Amazing snow photos.

Cardygirl said...

Your hexies look great!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

I really need to haul out my hexagon blocks again. I started the project over two years ago!!! I'm in no hurry for it, but I still need to take it out again soon!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Teresa said...

Fun looking hexies. I am a hexie fan too!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love your hexis - I keep saying I want to make a hexi quilt. And the snow is so pretty on your grasses - i never cut mine down either - we see lots of birds in them during the winter. Have a great day!
Kris

Lilian Pilar said...

los hexagonos me encantan y también tengo mi bolsa de viaje repleta de material para realizar mas y mas hexagonos...y al visitarte me he dado cuenta que participamos en varios proyectos juntas....
Abrazos

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

LuAnn..just love some of the fabric you have used....the hexies look fantastic.....

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