Sunday, May 16, 2010

Heaps of Hexagons!

After seeing so many blogs about hexagons, I decided to give it a try. I'd been looking for a project that was all hand sewing, since we spend a lot of time in the summers at a lake cabin in northern Wisconsin. We spend the days fishing and rowing around in our little boat, spotting birds, turtles, all sorts of woodland creatures, and generally having a blast. But once night falls and the girls are asleep, my fingers get itchin' to DO something! We have no internet and no cable (ahhhh... peace!).

So last time we went up I brought a stack of pink scraps of fabric and made a bunch of hexagons. The piece on the left is the result of that trip. I think they'll be the front of a throw pillow for my older daughter's bed.

The pile on the right are the hexagons I made this past weekend. The new ones are 1" hexies, and they are being made from a fabric jackpot I hit at a garage sale recently. Hundreds and hundreds of 2.5" squares, mostly adorable vintage florals mixed with some stripes, checks and polka dots. I sorted them all out and made a stack containing one of every print- I think there are over 200 different prints! I'll add some from my stash and eventually they will all become a lap quilt to keep Up North.

Texas Freckles' blog has played a HUGE part in setting me down this hexagonal path. She warned that they're addictive, and she's right!!! When I started I didn't think I'd get hooked and I just wanted to finish those pink hexies and move on. But then I found those squares, continued reading her blog and picking up tips, and now it's going SO much faster and I'm loving it! I keep all my supplies in one little case so I can bring it with me easily, anytime I think I'm going to be sitting and waiting somewhere. Love it! Thank you Melanie!!!


  1. I'm so glad you are having fun with your hexagon project, Leigh! It looks great! What an awesome find at the garage sale, too! I can't wait to see more of your project!

  2. Wow, what a great garage sale find. Your hexagons are looking great x

  3. I too have several hexagon projects going on. These are faboulous.

  4. This is so cute! I love hexagons and this is no exception- adorable. Thanks for sharing your amazing blog; keep up the great work!

  5. wow! that's an awesome garage sale find!!!

  6. Wow, what good luck! Totally jealous of your jackpot garage sale find. :) Keep up the good work!

  7. Your log cabin life sounds absolutely perfect to me ..... but as you say by nightfall it is a needful thing to have busy fingers! And how busy you have been :0)
    I have just started the Hexie Addiction (for which I am told there is no cure!) and find that I am always making time to do "just one more!"
    Have fun!
    Val xx Oxfordshire Uk


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