Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hexies week 2

... as part of the hexagon quilt-along hosted by Julie of jaybird quilts and the Old Red barn Co. Quilt along here is my progress on week 2.

I opted for this selection of aqua and green fabrics from my stash
Botanical blues
and I made a few more than the 5 sets suggested by Julie.
That would be because I got a little over-excited with my color combos and pieced more than 5 sets of strips together ~ and also because I’m really bad about reading directions first. Directions - aren’t they optional? Well, the more the merrier right?

Here are my triangles…
(by the way, this ruler is way cool!)
stacked triangles

…and then my hexies in a few different layouts.

Botanical Blues hexies

I like the mixed layout the best except that the science geek in me says that this looks too much like a radiation warning symbol, and that’s not really the vibe I’m going for in this quilt – soooo, I’m going to go with classic hexagons. Actually I’m going to do more than just classic hexagons but I’ll reveal that later on. I think it will work well with the soft color palette.


spiral hexies
Now to sew them together. Only the halves so far…

Butterflies anyone?
Butterflies anyone?

...this time I read the directions before plunging ahead.

Happy Sewing!


Tricia said...

I'm feeling the same way about my hexagons and the radiation symbol...I just can't do it. I'm glad it's not just me!

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love the different design options - might have to give these a go. Great colour choices too.

Lisabee said...

I love the way the look as spirals! I may have to make a quilt that way..

wishes, true and kind said...

Yours look great no matter how you arrange them, but -- like you -- I just can't get past the international radiation symbol association.

Trillium said...

Ha! Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks it looks like a radiation symbol LOL
I can't wait to finish this quilt up. Ready and waiting Julie...

Barb in Mi said...

Love your color choice for the hexagons! They look great no matter how you arrange them. I am mixing mine up, nothing too predictable or 'orderly'...