Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hexagons


Hexagons intimidate me on so many levels! I have always loved Grandma's Flower Garden pattern, but felt it wasn't something I could do. Hand sewing, crazy seams, the block laying flat, hand sewing (I know I said that already, but its my least fav part of sewing! ) Many people say they can't sew because they don't have enough patience. I'd say I'm in the middle on the patience level & this really pushes my patience~ all that hand sewing and hand cutting takes FOREVER! I think what helps is that this is a 'side project' with no end date. I tend to put end dates on everything. If I'm leaving on a trip, if my mind decides I need to leave at 9am & if I go past that time~ even if there is no reason why I can't leave at 9:15, I get stressed. So, in order to enjoy this project~ because I will really love the end result~ I force myself to not put an end date on it. To be honest with you, I'm really not planning a whole quilt with hexagons. Probably just some instant gratification projects~ pillows, etc. I adore finding the perfect flower to capture inside the hexagon shape. I'm using 1" hexagons in a paper piecing package I bought at http://sewdeerlyloved.etsy.com because cutting out all those hexagons would just set me over the edge with boredom!

2 comments:

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

I am afraid of hexagons for the very same reason...I really really really really really really really really really really really really really really hate hand sewing! lol!

ShantyGirl said...

Hi Monique! I have always wanted to make at least one of each of the traditional quilts, I admire the grandmothers flower garden. I am working on my sunbonnet sue and my double wedding ring....need to finish those first.......I have always used reproduction fabrics for most of my quilts and I admire your choices in fabrics with the bright modern colors I love the hexagon with the girl in the middle your color choices are just so fun! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Sherry

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