Loose Threads: Hexagon Stitching

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hexagon Stitching

I've been tidying my sewing room, folding and refolding fabric, and taking stock of the things that I started in 2015 and before. I've been working on some of those projects, especially the ones that have a lot of pieces.  Somehow, I think that if I can get things sewn into one piece then it won't look like I've got so much started.  Sometime I'll show you a photo of my UFO tops that need to be quilted.

This is the center of my Brinton Hall quilt.  The pattern was published in two parts in Quiltmania Magazine #107 and #108.  I started the center back in July of last year, and over the weekend I finished sewing the corner scrappy hexagons onto the center.   You can see close up photos of my center blocks here.    You can see how I made the template to do each of the center hexagons in my post here.  I could see an entire quilt made of just the fussy cut fabrics framed by a hexagon ring and then separated by a path.


After the center above is sewn onto a background fabric, there is a border of hexagons around the outside.  I have 3 of those strips sewn and have the last side basted and ready to sew.



I've also been sewing some scrappy hexagons together.  Again, I'm trying to have less pieces.


Here are the 1" hexagons that I have basted.  You can see that I have a lot more cut in the bottom left corner of the case.  There are enough of some of these that I could make a few flowers.  This case is from JoAnn Fabrics and is nice to just grab and take along to a sewing get together.  I keep extra hexagon paper pieces, my hexagon template, thread, needles, glue stick, and a small pair of scissors in the case so it's always ready to go.


I've also been working on my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, Allietare, from last November/December.  I have all of the parts sewn together and just need to sew them into blocks.  Here are a couple that I've done so far.  I love the rusty reds and golds in this quilt.  There's lots of piecing in Bonnie's quilts, but they are well worth it in the end.  I love all of her quilts.


It's supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow, so I plan to spend the day at my sewing machine.

Hope you are finding some time to stitch today!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

15 comments:

Karen said...

Your Brinton Hall piece has intrigued me ever since you started it. Not that I am going to make one but I certainly see beauty in what you are creating.

Janet O. said...

I marvel at all of the hexies you have sewn.
Your mystery blocks are beautiful. This is one I would love to have made, but I am trying so hard not to start more big quilts!

katyquilts.net said...

Your Brinton Hall looks fabulous! I have my third corner ready to add. I'd really like to get the center done by the end of January. My second issue of Quiltmania got lost in the mail so I plan on making up the rest as I go :).

Chookyblue...... said...

your hexie quilt is looking good....I always have a grab bag/tin for my EPP projects.........easy to grab...........

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

I love your Brinton Hall, very tempting...Have fun sewing while it snows outside and all the best for piecing your different projects.

sunny said...

You're making progress! You like things with lots of pieces, don't you? Enjoy your snowstorm. We're plan to be snowed in for the weekend, and I'm looking forward to it. I'm planning a travel afghan for next week, and I'm using your granny stripe pattern! :-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow ... I may have to make a few you temptress you ....LOL ...xxx

Barb said...

what a great hexie post. Your center looks great. I love the rich colors you are using. Your organization is inspiring

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

LuAnn your Brinton Hall will be so pretty! Are you going to follow the pattern with the other blocks? I am going to change everything following the center medallion. I just need to start putting the surrounding hexagons together - have plenty basted! So much to do so little time.

No snow, but could I interest you in all the stupid Cedar Trees in the Hill Country (TX) the Cedar is killing me this year. Only 2 more weeks and it should get better!

Stay warm.

cityquilter grace said...

loving your brinton hall progress....i love this quilt but too many things right now to start...thanks for letting me be a voyeur as you go along!

Barb said...

I would love to see pictures of your UFO's...what fun that would be and maybe it would make me feel better (blushing here).

liniecat said...

Brinton is coming along beautifully!
Love the colour combo too

Ellen said...

You have made great progress on your Brinton Hall - beautiful!

Chantal said...

What a beautiful post LuAnn! All the colors are so lovely. Brixton Hall looks divine. There is so much hexie love going on here. Love your Allietare too. I am working at assembling my blocks too. I am really happy with how it is turning out. Good job on your projects. They look great!

Jennifer M said...

Lovely work! You are so organized too: ))

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