Sunday, January 19, 2014

Pieced Hexagons

While I was snowed in a week or so ago, I began experimenting with some red and green fabrics from my stash and my new book, Pieced Hexies by Mickey Dupre.  A friend once told me that if you want to try a new technique or just want to make a few blocks with no project in mind, make them in red and green and eventually you will have enough for a Christmas quilt.  I think the top left hexagon was from a quilt in the book English Paper Piecing by Vicki Bellino.



Most of the ideas are from this book.  You can find it at mdquilts.com  

     



This is another great English paper piecing book.  I have the kit (minus fabric) to make the cover quilt.  You can find this at Bloom Creek Quilts.



Here is another hexagon for my Road 66 quilt from Primarily Quilts by Di Ford.  You are probably getting tired of seeing these.  This is number 17, and I only need one more plus a few partial blocks to start putting the quilt together.  Each of the hexagons has to have the round of off white around it before all of that happens.  In a future post, I'll have to show you how many hexagons I have glued and ready to sew.  I might have gone just a wee bit overboard.   


These blocks were my show and tell at our English Paper Piecing Addiction at Back Door last Monday.  You can read about it in my post here.

We had more snow yesterday, and it is going to be cold this week  so I'm sure there will be some time to do some stitching!  Hope you are stitching today, too.  

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

8 comments:

Pat from Florida and Michigan said...

Love hexies!

Ivani said...

No, I am not tired of your hexies. Which is the size for the green and red ones? Happy Stitching. Hugs from Sumer time in Brazil.

A Nudge said...

I'll never get tired of seeing your gorgeous blocks - each one is so different. Thanks for linking to the Hexie Weekend.

Michelle said...

Love the Chrissy hexie blocks.......
And I could never be tired of your road 66 hexies......looks great !!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Tired hexies? I think not! They're all simply gorgeous!

Karen said...

So glad you're having fun. I have a love/hate relationship with hexies. But they are so cute.

Debra said...

What a great idea about making practice blocks in Christmas fabric - Very clever!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Amazing hexies...

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