Tuesday, August 30, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

I may not have time to post this tomorrow, have some things to do, so this post is a little early. (unless you live down under.) :)

I decided to make a go of One Flower Wednesday.  Have never made a hexie in my life.  But they are so cute.  I thought maybe I'd just try one.  Just to see if they're as addicting as everyone says.  And if not, it's okay.  I don't have to keep making them.  I can drop out.  I mean, it's not like dropping out of high school.  And if I do like them, I should be able to handle making just one per week.  Seems like a doable thing.  And if not, I don't think there's any punishment or consequences if I got behind.. so what's not to love?  My kind of commitment. ;)

So I managed to make one. Hmm. I'm not addicted yet, but I did surprise myself.  I never thought I'd have the patience for it but it really WAS kind of fun. :) I may not be quite there yet, but I can see and understand why people get addicted.

I had been thinking about trying it out, and got a hexie ruler/template, but it turns out, looking around online, I found a printable download of hexie sheets.  Easy! This is the fabric I'm using:

Here is the fabric and the printable paper pieces:

My very first ever hexie! In the shape of a hexagon.  For real.  I kept it from turning into a circle or any other wonky shape. (inner gasp)

Even though, when I was done, the papers were completely crinkly! 

Ready to be sewn together..

All that hand sewing.  Plus some finger sticks...

And she's done! I know that's a lot of fanfare for just one little hexie, but it is something completely new to me.. and I like it.  Who knew? And if it weren't for blogland, and my new bloggy friends, I may have never ever tried one.  So thanks friends for being inspiring.  Your creativity is amazing!


P.S. I'm kind of looking forward to hexie #2 next week. :)


Looking Good, I have a basket ready for hexies. Haven't touched it in a while but I enjoy doing them, it is very relaxing.

Nata said...

Juhu, schön das du dabei bist!
Deine erste Blume ist prima geworden!

Viel Spaß, wir sehen uns wieder :o)

annemieke said...

Welcome and yes it`s nice to make hexies. Lovely first flower.

Gr Annemieke.

Your first flower is very pretty!! Welcome to the group :)

Becky G said...

Welcome! I just joined about 4 weeks ago, and so glad I did. I was not a blogger, so I am also learning that... And loving it. Need to take my photo & post today still.
I love your fabric line and your flower is wonderful... Looking forward to watching your garden grow!

Sheila said...

Welcome and you made a really sweet flower to start your garden , you will love making them that first one is always a bit unnerving . Happy Stitching!!

Maria said...

Welcome Kelli and your first Hexie looks great.
I am very lazy and buy precut papers. Much easier.
Hope you do enjoy making your flowers.
Yes it is actually Thursday now in Aussie. LOL

Birdie said...

Pretty flowers, a great first one. Hope you have fun making more.

Raewyn said...

Congratulations on taking the plunge and making a great start!! I hope it is a journey you enjoy :-) Your first flower is very sweet - that is a gorgeous range you are using. (I print my hexies onto very light card rather than paper which I find a bit easier to handle).

Natalie said...

Hello! I'm here from the small blog meetup. I love your hexagon; I'm dying to try making hexagons myself, but I have so many projects in progress right now I'm making myself wait until I get some of them done! I've only been blogging for about a month too, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else you will show off in the months to come! :)

Carla said...

Hurray for hexies! I have done several quilts with hexagons. I love them. I am doing another project with different paper shapes now. Have fun with them.

Hi, I stopped by from Lily's Quilts and your blog comment. The hexagon flower looks great!

My tip: buy some freezer paper pre-cut templates from this site (I love the 4 inch size, perfect for using 5 inch charm pack fabrics!). They iron to the fabric, so no need for pins!: http://avelisquilts-ivil.tripod.com/id165.html

I have completely fallen in love with English paper piecing if you couldn't tell from my blog. If you fall head over heals all of a sudden and want to try something besides hexies, there is a button on my blog (up top) with all kinds of resources for you.

Plus I'll have more in the near future. I don't know why I like EPP so much but I really do.

Post a Comment
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Buy Me a Coffee

Shop My Store

Shop My Store
Patterns & Quilty Gifts

Easy-to-Piece, Beginner and Confident Beginner Friendly Quilt Patterns


Team GO Getter!

Click or Scan

gift guide

Can't find what you're looking for?

Follow on BloglovinFollow on Bloglovin Follow me on Feedly
Powered by Blogger.

Fabric for One Giant Stitch

Fun Block Ideas

Have a Question?

Latest Instagrams

Come Sew Along!

Harry Potter Sew Along Fabric Kit


Come Sew Along!

Pokemon Sew Along Fabric Kit

Come Sew Along!

Minecraft Sew Along Fabric Kit

My Latest Pins

Fun Fabric Shops

 photo wintercloth_zps928f3480.jpg