Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Plan for Hexies

Quite some time ago, I started making a few hexagon flowers and the past few months have made more - there are two dozen of them now all in batiks.  Although I like making them, they are  very time consuming and I figure when you are in your 80's maybe a really long range project with hundreds of hexies is not a feasible idea.  After all, I have so many things I want to do and am doing that I don't wish to spend a lot of time on a project that could take years.  Please don't think that I am depressed about age, as I am surely not.   I have been so very blessed to have made it this far in life in good health and with most of my mind intact.  I am so happy that I can still get excited about things.  That said,  back to the hexies.  While surfing this morning, I ran across directions for an old Nancy Page quilt called Magic Vine.  It basically is vertical rows of flowers and leaves separated by plain strips and a leaf border all around.  Aha!  Here's what I have laid out on paper with rough cut leaves and a drawn vine---
That would cut down on the number of flowers needed dramatically!!  And there would be room for lots of pretty feather quilting by someone who is a whiz with the long arm.  Working the math, I probably have enough of the flowers done but would replace some of them with some prettier fabric.   I will take this on after I get the darling little project done that I am working on for the new little member of our family and that is coming along great!  (Click to enlarge)

5 comments:

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Darling idea with your hexies! Go for it!

Happy Easter, Carolyn :)

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness is that ever going to be pretty!! I just love the batik hexies. You are so clever. What about a light batik background, that may be very pretty.

Sue said...

I love the idea you have for your hexies! They are quite pretty and I am not a batiks fan. But these look like a true flower garden.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Karen said...

I remember the Magic Vine pattern and I LOVE your idea Carol. Beautiful flowers!

Donna~~ said...

That's a lovely idea for your hexies--I'm looking forward to seeing how they come together!