Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hexi girl!

My first introduction to hexagon paper piecing was about three and half years ago. I was a beginner quilter, collecting 30's style fabrics. I was on a road trip with a friend and we stopped at this, the most adorable shop in the whole wide world!!! Serious! Every nook and cranny of this house was filled with everything we sewers, quilters, stichers love! Around every corner was a surprise!!! I wanted to stay longer!!!
And  then I saw this:
,,,and I knew instantly I wanted to learn how to make hexagon flowers!  I  immediately asked my friend, an experienced quilter herself, if she could show me how to make these little flowers. Absolutely was said and I found myself buying my first charm pack. We headed back to our hotel room armed with paper templates, needle and thread, a bottle of wine and that charm pack! My addiction to Hexagon flowers had begun!! (I think I stayed up till midnight and made three flowers!) Soon I had my own little collection of flowers and one Sunday I  put this together, No pattern....just starting sewing: 
I call her my Hexi Girl. She hangs in my basement laundry room and makes me smile!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Val:)

15 comments:

chrissies said...

This is wonderful and such a great idea.

Thank you for commenting on my make

Love Chrissie xx

Hilachas said...

Cute Hexie Girl. What a great quilt to make using your hexie flowers.

Trillian said...

It's beautiful. It looks as if you had sewn hexies for ever.

Helen said...

Aw she is lovely,well done !!!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Thanks guys! I do just love those little flowers...esp in 30's fabrics.

sunny said...

Amazing! Thanks so much for linking to One Flower Wednesday, so we're able to see this.

Karen said...

Love your introduction to the wonderful world of hexagons. Hexi Girl makes me smile too!

Lizbeth McGow said...

She is beautiful Val! It would make me smile too! Thank You for sharing Hexi Girl at the Fluster Buster Party! have a beautiful week, Lizy party co host!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Great way to use those hexies! Your wall hanging is so adorable! I like the idea that you were being creative and improvisational when making your wall hanging. I made a whole quilt like that and it was so freeing to make a quilt that way!! It is darlling and I'm sure it livens up your laundry room!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Thanks for the awesome feedback!!!Sometimes improvisational quilting helps get my creative juices flowing again! And who doesn't like making a sampler! They are fun, quick and rewarding. :)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Love your Hexi girl.........lovely quilt.

Robin Buster said...

Val, she is so cute! You do beautiful work. Thank you for her on Fluster's Creative Muster. Now that you found our party I hope that you will continue to join us every Tuesday evening.

Robin @ Fluster Buster

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Cute hexie girl!, love your quilt.

Marianne Jeffrey said...

She is adorable Val! I can't believe you started with hexagons, I started with squares to make life easier! After 15mths as a quilter i was finally game enough to try hexagons;)

tubakk said...

Oh, I love your Hexie ou inspirgirl! Ye me a lot. Thank you.

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