Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hexie progress and a top for donation

First of all, I would like to thank you all for your kind comments on my hexie / grandmother's flower garden quilt.  I don't personally know many quilters and it means alot to get encouragement here.

It is a beautiful day here in northeast Florida-72 degrees compared to 38 degrees just a few days ago. The Jasmine is already blooming!
I have completed one more hexie star with only one more to go.

I really like the colors on this one. 

I'm getting so close to the end, its exciting! But then I remember that I still have to put all of the stars and circles together. Boo! That's gonna take forever and I have to do it at home because its too big of a project to take with. I've been scanning Pinterest to find another take along hexie project. ;-)

Here is a top I made to donate.  Its twin sized and made of scrappy 4.5 inch squares. I give some tops to a friend whose guild makes quilts for kids in foster care- I think the idea is for them to have something of their own.

Whenever I have left over fabric that's not big enough to fold back up, I cut it up in to useable pieces, like 2.5 inch squares or 2x3.5 inch bricks- you get the idea.  Anyway, my 4.5 inch bin was overflowing, so I tidied it up a bit and made a top. It was super fast, only took a long weekend to make.

As I may have mentioned, I am addicted to thrift store shirts, so I have tons of plaids.  This is an example of making do with the fabric you have.  See how the borders are different plaids? This took less than 2 shirt fronts and backs, and I still have the sleeves!  The shirts I buy usually cost a dollar or less, so its a bargain and adds lots of variety.  Last week I found some 3x ladies pj's, so look for girly donation tops soon!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your hexies are great! I can recommend La Passion as a wonderful longterm hexie project. You'll find links to the pattern at my blog.

    1. I checked out La Passion on your blog- i'm not sure I'm up for that much of a challenge! Lol. Its beautiful, you should be very proud!

  2. I came for the hexagons, stayed for the scraps. LOL I like the piece this week, too, and it reminded me how many polka dots I have. That would make a cute flower top with all polka dot flowers! Really, I have to stop beginning new hexagon projects! I love your scrappy top. The 4-patches randomly inserted make it extra special, and I love that you used the two plaids.

    1. You are so sweet! I think a polka dot flower garden would be grand. And the four patches were purely out of lazy necessity- I ran out of 4.5 inch squares...


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