Loose Threads: Road 66 Hexagons

Friday, September 6, 2013

Road 66 Hexagons


In between other projects, I've been glue basting and sewing together more hexagons for my Road 66 quilt.  Fussy cutting and gluing these hexagons is very addictive.  Whenever we go out in the car, I take along a container of hexagons, paper pieces and a glue stick, and I'm amazed at how many I can get done in even a few minutes.



I have begun to look at fabric in a different way since I bought Di Ford's book, Primarily Quilts.  Before studying her fabric choices, I would never have chosen a fabric like the stripe in the hexagon below.  Now I look for stripes in my stash.




I know from working on my Dear Jane quilt that everyone says not to save the 52 triangles on the outer edge until last.  I learned that one the hard way, so I decided I would cut the off white hexagons that frame all 18 of the large flowers in the quilt and start sewing them on as I go along instead of waiting until the end.   
 
  I'm working on a couple of other things that I will show you soon.

 I hope you are all enjoying some nice weather like we are having here in the Midwest and finding some time to stitch.

Thanks for visiting!

27 comments:

Kath said...

Oh I'm doing the same. fussy cutting hexies!

TLC said...

They look fantastic! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Pat from Florida and Michigan said...

Love your hexies. Have you tried removing the papers yet? Just wondering how glue baste removes. They sure look addicting!

Janet O. said...

You've fussy cut some wonderful hexies, LuAnn!
And good for you for moving on the outer hexies. You will be glad!

taylorsoutback said...

Your Route 66 is looking fabulous! Totally agree with you about how differently fabric is viewed since Di's incredible book came out.

Bought 1/4" hexies from the ladies at the Paper Pieces booth h in Madison - Quilt Expo yesterday. Too cute - yep - we are all crazy - isn't it grand!!

Julierose said...

Love your hexies! Nice color combos hugs, Julierose

Doniene said...

Your hexies are just wonderful!! Love all your combos!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Blessings

Cyn said...

Great hexies! Love your fussy cutting. Am I understanding that you do the glue/basting in the car but leave the sewing for some other time? It's hard for me to sew in the car.
Can't wait to see the entire project. It will be stunning!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your hexies are wonderful.

Northern Deb said...

Love your hexies. One of my favorite projects to take on the road is my paper piecing stars. It's amazing how much you can get done by doing a little here and a little there. Can't wait to see your finished project.

sunny said...

Your hexies are beautiful. Well done on the fussy cutting.

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful hexagons - love the way you have used the fabric for careful fussy cutting! it is such fun isn't it?
Hilda

ANudge said...

Di's book is at the top of my wish list of books - love the way you are using that fabric - they are incredible. Love your hexies!

Michelle said...

Wow !!
LuAnn they are beautiful..........

wilma oud said...

Heel mooi!

Heather said...

Really beautiful. Your quilt is going to be spectacular!

Rosemary Youngs said...

They look so beautiful, can't wait to start working on mine. I love how you're adding the white around them already.

tubakk said...

Lots of things you can do with hexies. Waiting for further progress on these...

Judy D in WA said...

Your hexies are fabulous!!! I'm doing the same thing with my white. I got 22 of 39 flowers finished and now I'm putting the white around them-finished #10 last night-and putting my green path around part of the flower before I make any more flowers. Wish I had seen that tip earlier in my project. :) But I'm still excited about it so it isn't boring yet.
Look at us go!!!

hetty said...

Your hexies are beautiful. Love the fussy cutting!

Chookyblue...... said...

your really into these hexagons now.........the fussy cutting looks wonderful in the blocks...........

~Kris~ said...

Your fussy cuts are really beautiful, Luann. I love the look of the overall quilt. This will really be a gorgeous quilt.

Sue said...

Beautiful hexies Luann. Fabric choices are lovely. Cant wait to see more.

Barb said...

I'll be these hexies are as much fun to make as they are too look at! love em

Charo said...

Hi, LuAnn

I had never seen hexagons with those prints and it look really beautiful, I love the ones with the flower in the centre of them, but also the one with the stripes, it makes such a nice drawing sewn all together....

Josie said...

Wow!! Your hexies are absolutely fabulous and the fussy cutting is just perfect. Just remember when you go on a road trip don't stitch when you're driving :o))

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