Friday, April 8, 2011

My First Attempt at Making Hexies and Hexie Flowers!!

Ok, I made the leap!!  Here are some of my first Hexies and I have started sewing together little flowers!!  I, of course, chose Kaffe Fassett fabrics for my first go around and I think they are going to be very colorful!!!
After looking at several blogs and videos on how to sew the hexies together, I have been trying different ways of sewing them and even though the picture below does not show it, some of the seams show the stitches in the front.  Slightly, but enough to make me crazy!!!
Well, I thought I had a good start until I read one blog in which she told me she was going to need 8000 hexies to complete the quilt she is working on!!!  8000???????  Is she nuts??  If it is true that I would need 8000 of these little guys to make a quilt, I'll be something like 93 years old before the quilt TOP even gets done!!  I was thinking I was going hand quilt this project!!  Ask me again in 5 years - I may send it off to Sue to machine quilt!!

4 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very good start - and you researched and practiced the technique(s) - that's good. If you are going to make a large quilt, yes it takes a lot - that's why I just make a few and use them as embellishments. I'll leave the Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts to the more ambitious. Keep us updated on your progress.

Chris said...

Look at it this way: if you make 10 each day, it will take you about 2.25 years to get the quilt done. I have been working on my hexie quilt for at least 7 now so you will be eons ahead of me :)

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Very colorful! Good start. My stitches show too. I keep telling myself it's okay - it's my quilt. And besides when I quilt it, those stitches will show too so what's the difference. I just don't want it to fall apart when I'm finished. Mine will be queen size so there's no telling when that will be.

sleepycathollow said...

LOL! YES! We're all nuts! LOL! You're too funny.

They look lovely!