Shortly after entering the hexie craze, I made a decision to finally cut some of my priceless fabric and make a pillow. Originally I had planned on just sewing them all together randomly. I made a few hundred hexagons, then started piecing them together in a grandmothers flower pattern just to see how I liked them.
After about four or so grandmother flowers, I absolutely hated it. As much as I like this line, I was not feeling them altogether in this type of piecing. I gave up the project and handed all of my precut squares to a friend and told her to make something pretty. Even 3 inch squares can be used for something right?
Just minutes after I gave away my beloved fabric I was talking with the girls from the guild. they told me to stick with it and that they thought it would be beautiful if I just let myself get used to it a bit more. So I took all the ones I had left after giving many away and stuck them back in my little hexie briefcase for another day.
Just yesterday the idea came to me. What about splitting up the flowers with some Kona snow? So guess what I did... Of course I made some Kona Snow hexies and began piecing it. Just a simple border around the flowers to break up the prints a bit. I suppose it would look pretty spectacular if I color coordinated the flowers as well, but i seem to be liking the randomness right now.
Because of this small hexagon adventure, this has new potential. Instead of being a pillow for my couch, it will now be a full on quilt. Ok maybe just a lap quilt but still. How long will it take to finish? Who knows but I think it will be worth it in the end.
What are you working on this week?