Saturday, May 14, 2011

Some Hexagons Sewn Together ~ woo hoo

Well after looking a piles of hexagons last week I took my piles and decided I wanted to have some sort of idea what they would look like all laid out.  So I tried to lay out all my hexagons and I gave  All those little hexagons I just got overwhelmed.  I then took a BOLD step for me and decided that I was just going to start sewing them together randomly by colour.  I took all my blue hexies and put them into my brown wicker basket I keep them in, and then in no order, did you just hear what I said NO randomly pulled a hexie, and would sew them into a flower.  At first it was very liberating I'm one that usually likes to have the perfect plan all set out when it comes to crafts.  The only rule I gave myself is that the same fabric couldn't be repeated in a single flower.  Then it happened.  One of the flowers I sewed together just happened to all be paler value fabrics I pulled out, and I had a few flowers sewn together, and laid them out, and though I liked how they looked they looked a little to random for me ~blah~, but not all is lost.  I'm not going to frog them...(frogging get it rip it rip it....I kill myself).  Nope I'm going to keep them exactly as they are, and just change my system.  From now on each flower will have a value light, medium or dark I will still just pull fabric out randomly, but if it doesn't fit into the 'value' of that flower back it goes.

Here are the flowers done up to now.  

Showing the back side of my flower, and that the paper are sill in them.

Here is my work basket.  I have thread, needles, pins, scissors, and also keep hexagons in here that I'm currently working with.

I also got invited to join The Vignette Hexagon Quilt which is a group blog about yup you guessed it hexagon quilts.  It was the other day when I learned there was a term for what I want my quilt to look like I'll be doing a colour wash....ah gees that makes total sense to me.  If you are working on hexagons check out The Vignette Hexagon Quilt, and you can ask to join just send an email.  You'll see lots of lovely hexagons, progress, and of course inspiration and motivation.


Kala said...

I have always liked the random order of things, love how your hexagons came out:):)

Crunchy Diva said...

@ Kala ~ i am fighting the randomness of but i do like them.

Impera_Magna said...

I love random... and I can tell there's a hexie quilt in my future! *lol*

Crunchy Diva said...

@ impera_magna yeah random is very freeing. hmmm join me in the hexies they are FUN!

ColorSlut said...

Random is so nice! That is what I did with my first one.

Let's chat about a swap! :)

Are you hand piecing the hex or machine stitching?

Ariel said...

They're so pretty!!