Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer hand-work

Can you believe I haven't touched my sewing machine once this month?  Kind of crazy considering the fact that during the fall/winter/spring I usually do at least a little bit of sewing every day.  Summer is like this for me though, I did the same last summer, and I have to say I've been enjoying it!  


I've been sewing my scrappy hexagons into flowers, not that I'm going for that distinct flower look a la grandmother's flower garden.  More that I've done a bit of experimenting and figured out that even though my goal is random placement (like Svetlana's), it makes the most sense to me to stitch them together into flower units before assembling the whole thing.  I still have no actual plan for these but I am in a way excited to leave it as a long-term project, making hexagons whenever I have new scraps, and seeing where it takes me.


I just love seeing these colourful, scrappy, varied hexagons, and I love playing with them by laying them out in different arrangements, stacking them perfectly neatly, etc.  Does that make me weird?  I have a feeling most of you understand!  ;)

I hope you all are having a wonderful week.  Ours has been nice so far, despite this cold that I just can't get rid of, and the fact that oldest son is gone to a week-long camp for the first time (I will admit, I felt a bit verklempt Sunday dropping him off and leaving him there...) - the weather is beautiful, summer is here, and we're having a nice relaxing time.

Take care everyone.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

19 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

I LOVE all your hexies. When I was really obsessed with making them two summers ago, I would stack and restack them, lay them out. One of my favorite pictures from that summer was of my 2-year-old grandson "organizing" them for me. Priceless. I think whatever your hexie project ultimately turns out to be, it will be fabulous!

Emma said...

What a fabulous way to spend a summer. I love your hexies.

Debbie said...

your hexies look great - glad you are enjoying them AND having some good summer days!

Molly said...

love the hexies and love that your are enjoying your summer, great work and can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Kelly said...

Love those hexies. I might turn August into a no sewing machine month, maybe then I would finish my EPP :)

Kate said...

Oh yes, I love stacking everything neatly, and those hexies look like they stack nicely! I hope you continue to have a relaxing summer, despite missing a boy!

Alex said...

what beautiful hexies. good luck with getting them all together!

CityHouseStudio said...

Such beautiful hexies!

Taryn said...

I love your hexie pictures! I completely understand about the stacking and rearranging. I love cutting fabric and then making it into neat little piles :D. Thank you for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Patti Shanks said...

Heather, your hexies look like a puzzle just waiting to be put together! They look so great. Maybe someday I'll give them a go. Enjoy the rest of summer!

Katie said...

Hexies always make me so happy! Great work!

When I think of the work verklempt, I always think of Mike Meyers SNL skit. Oh my gosh, soooooo funny!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

not weird at all!! I do the same with my rose stars! Your hexies are gorgeous :)

Cille said...

Oh, I believe it. I'm hooked on EPP too :) No wonder with such a great EPP project you have in the works.

Katie B. said...

I love seeing those hexies all stacked up!

Heidi Grohs said...

I didn't touch mine until Monday!! I was so sad!!!

Every time I see yours and others EPP hexies....it makes me want to do them!!!

LynCC said...

Wow - that's a lot of hexies! Way to go :)

Rachel said...

I totally understand! Love your scrappy hexies!

Maria said...

I can't imagine not touching my sewing machine for a month. LOLL Your hexies are lovely.

Quilter Kathy said...

YUM! Wonderful pile of hexies!