Saturday, July 16, 2011

Handwork

Hello Everyone,

In the summer time we tend to be on the road more than in the winter. This means, I need to bring something to keep my hands busy. So I decided to get back to my GFG Hexies!!But I can only do handwork when we are on the highway, not on windy roads my stomach just can't take it.

It feels good to be doing these again and I just love the results.


Here are 27 of them that were done previously which you can read about in this post.


I keep all my supplies in this little box that I got in the fishing department at Wal-Mart. It is convenient that the hexies fit just right.


Initially I think that I calculated that I needed 96 flowers for the bed that I would like this to cover. With only 27 made and one in progress, I have a little way to go yet.


They will all be bordered with Kona Cotton White Hexagons. You just have to love 1930s reproduction fabric with the white, it is just reminiscent of a different era which I adore.

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Until Next Time...

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27 comments:

Janet said...

I love your 30's hexes, what a shame I can't sew in the car at all, can't have my head down and have to keep an eye on the road too.

Christine said...

Love your hexies. Your quilt is going to be stunning.

Stephanie said...

Very beautiful. I love your travel tackle/sewing box.

Tina said...

I think GFG looks best in those fabrics. I love them in modern fabrics, too. OK, I love them in any fabric! Except batiks. They are too densely woven for me to hand stitch.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

These blocks are gorgeous! I am jealous...can't do anything riding in a car but driving or sleeping...hopefully not at the same time!

Thelma said...

I just love seeing all those hexie flowers on your blog, thanks for the update, you'll have them all done before you know it. The look perfect and perky and cheerful. Great tip about the storage box, very clever, I need to check that out.

I'm like you in the car, guess that's something we never outgrow.

Barb said...

your hexes are fabulous!! almost makes me want to another one, not...but I love yours.
Your took kit is awesome too

Melody said...

Those are beautiful!

pcflamingo said...

Beautiful! I envy your being able to do anything while riding in a car - I have to keep an eye on the horizon so I don't get carsick :( That is going to be a beautiful quilt.

LynCC said...

Hexie flowers is a terrific venue for a 30's quilt. :D

Carol from Panama said...

What a pretty quilt this is going to be - very sweet and old fashioned. Can't WAIT to see how you quilt it!

Julie said...

Beautiful! I just joined the hexie craze myself and am also using 30s reproduction prints for my grandmother's garden quilt. I love your little organizer. I'll have to find one of those!

Nifty Quilts said...

Of course you do these with rich color and style! Have fun "on the road again."

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

Lucky you! Wish I could hand sew en route.

Beautiful blocks, Jackie! I'm with you, white Kona is THE perfect compliment for 30s repros.

Happy Stitching {and traveling!}

Nancy H, http://gomomma.wordpress.com/ said...

Pretty hexes! Please keep posting progress.

I'm working with my mom, who has dementia, on a GFG. She sometimes cant remember yesterday but she remembers how to sew! I showed her how to make hexes & she's made a ton of them. I can hardly keep up. Sewing saves the day again! I'm using 1930's prints with orange centers. I hope to post a pic sometime soon when I can get back to blogging.

Nedra said...

I hope you are having some nice vacation times.
GFG was the very first quilt I ever made and I used granny fabrics too.

Barb said...

Your hexies are wonderful!!

Anya said...

Adorable hexies...and they'll look great with bright white!

Andi said...

Love your hexie fleurs!!

Donna said...

Oh, I do love the hexies done with the 1930's prints. I may have to try that. Last week I went on what was to be a short trip. I ended up staying for 5 days with no project to work on. Never again. Wrote about it on my blog. http://www.quiltedchocolate.com/2011/07/this-weeks-lesson.html

Helen said...

I so love your hexies. I'm starting to also get an graving for 1930's prints. Hope to be able ignore the temptation as I think this another wonderful project I would like to undertake. Enjoy your road trips.

Andrea, the little collector said...

What a fun project. Those will make a lovely quilt. Fishing tackle box huh? Thanks for the suggestion!

BTW, your day out sailing looks like heaven! :)

Victoria said...

I adore 1930's repro fabric, and your hexagons are just perfect. What a gorgeous quilt this will be!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I'm lying on top of my 30's quilts right now because it's so dag nabbit hot and humid here... Lol!! Yours are beautiful Jackie!!! It will be so beautiful when it is done!!!miss ya!

Deb said...

You have your hexies organized so nicely! Unfortunatley, I think I chose an inconvenient size which wouldn't fit in a nice tackle...er sewing box like that!! But, I may take a hexie and see anyway! By the way, as long as you are working on your hexies--you should go over to http://journeyofaquilter.blogspot.com/ and see her "One Flower Wednesday" where people (myself included) post their hexie flower's each Wednesday. It's fun!
Deb

Cathi said...

That is going to be such a wonderfully cheerful quilt when done!
That's a great case for your hexagon bits and tools.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I probably should order more from you...these make me want to get back to this project.

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