Wednesday, July 31, 2013

My Hexagon Memory Quilt

I'm linking up with  Lee for WIP Wednesday at: http://www.freshlypieced.com/ for today's post, I am excited to share my love of hexagons because: 

My Hexagon "Memory" Quilt is a W.I.P.!!! 

This WIP  is dear to my heart though: it's a 1" Grandmother's Garden and it's going to be a memory quilt! Yep! I make a hexagon flower for every special event, trip or whatever event I want to document. I'm using my 30's fabrics and match the colors to the "event". I date and title the  back of each hexagon. I store all the finished hexagons is a gallon size ziploc bag. I figured it may take me ten years to finish...but what a whole bunch of memories it will hold! (Someone smart suggested I start making the garden hexi's now too...GOOD IDEA!) Here's what my Hexagon Memory W.I.P. is looking like:

Hmmm...maybe its doesn't need a "path"??? I like the scrappy look!

Anyhoo, I just LOVE my HEXAGON W.I.P. and it totally cracks me up when family members volunteer to pick out the fabric to represent the event! (Sometimes, I bring a large selection of strips when I can't decide).Quite honestly though,  I think they just love the idea that they get to sign the back like my mom did here:
Happy memories for sure!
Val:)


19 comments:

  1. Oh what a fun (and ambitious!) idea! I love it!

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  2. Love your Grandmothers quilt and you have made it special with your memories!

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  3. What a special quilt and a great long term project!! I love a Grandmother's Garden quilt and the fabric you have chosen is perfect!!!

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  4. What a great idea, and a beautiful quilt so far.
    I love 30s fabrics and have a few of the same prints in my stash. I'm making a hexie quilt, too, and it is a REALLY good idea to make the background hexies now, too.
    At my last Flower Garden quilt I left them for later and it was soo boring at the end. It felt like forever to finish that quilt.

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  5. wow, Val! I don't think it will take you ten years to finish with all of the progress you've made so far. It's gorgeous- and you've gotten A LOT done!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  6. What a lovely idea! And I love it just the way it is-- all scrappy, without a "path".

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  7. Thanks everyone! It's been awhile since I had all the Hexagons out together...so I felt remotivated to get making more!

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  8. A wonderful idea to note the memories on the back of the hexagons. Love your quilt.

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  9. What a lovely idea for your hexie quilt.

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  10. love the memory flowers and I have always thought putting the hexies together with no pavers looks awesome!

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  11. What a great idea, love all the flowers !!!!

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  12. I like the scrappy look too!

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  13. What a great idea and your flowers are lovely.

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  14. What a lovely idea. It's definitely something thats got me thinking - perhaps I could do one for my God-daughter, she's only 3, so I have plenty of time for gathering.

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  15. Such a fun idea, Val. You will have to take pictures of all the signatures/labels before putting it together.

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  16. Great idea of a memory quilt and I like it with no path. I have seen some done like this before and it just looks like a giant patch of flowers.

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  17. Many happy memories here. And some striking colours.

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  18. Great idea. Don't add any extras, just keep adding hexy flowers. I love the scrappy look.

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  19. What a lovely idea and so neat that the family gets to participate!

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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