Apr 15, 2009

How Far Will I Go?


I’ve been seeing some spectacular hexagon flowers out there in quilting land. Sherri has stitched gorgeous hexagons out of soft florals. Then there are Jackie’s cheerful ones and she is also very organized about it. Lettie has a reputation for making pretty fabric flowers of all sorts and is now doing hexagon flowers too. Kaaren showed us her magnificent treasure that she is beautifully recreating. And “Tool Time” Karen who has such terrific ideas for lots of things also has an amazing one for simplifying hexagons.


Every time I look at them, I yearn to make one too. In fact I can’t seem to get it out of my mind. But I’ve been there before on a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt and it didn’t go very far. I don’t want to set myself up for failure again so this time I gave myself a challenge to see just how far I can go but in a way I can’t fail.


So, I sat down tonight and thoroughly enjoyed myself stitching a flower. If that’s as far as I get…it will be a mug mat. I’ve done okay. But it was way too fun so I know I’ll have no problem going a little farther than that… stitch up another flower or two to add to it and perhaps achieve a table runner, maybe even on to a wall hanging. Ideally, though, I hope to keep going and make it to at least a lap quilt. Do you think I can?


Who knows…maybe I’ll be Super Hexagoner and achieve a bed sized quilt…LOL.

14 comments:

Jackie said...

You go girl!! I love it and aren't they just so addictive. I love your colors and can't wait to see how many you make!! I am glad I could be of some inspiration to you!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Very pretty so far. Keep going.

Karen said...

I love your first flower and I'm sure you can keep going because you had a good time making your first. Keep up the good work and soon you'll have a lovely garden;)

Jantine said...

Oh yes, you can! If not... make lovely pincushions with a flower on top and one on the bottom.

Sherri said...

What a fun post...your flower looks wonderful...and I'm sure you'll be making many more!!!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

It's nice to have the alternative of doing some sewing by hand and your hex flower looks great! Love the star quilt you posted in your last post. I also admired that pattern :^)

summersadie said...

I think you can! I just started my first hexagons last week, and I'm kind of in the same boat. I'd love to make a huge hex quilt, but I think a table runner or wall hanging is a little more realistic.

Eileen said...

This is the perfect way to look at it. Way to go Annette! I am loving the red and yellow too. ;-)

Micki said...

I just found your blog and love it! I am making a hexagon quilt, and I really enjoy making the large hexagon flowers. I will hand applique them to blocks. It is fun!
Glad that i found your blog!
Micki
In Ireland

Suzie said...

Of course you can! The first flower looks so lovely! I think soon you will have a whole bunch!

Kaaren said...

Yes you can Annette! If I might offer a word of advice...when you tire of it, put it aside and move on to something else. When I started mine, I knew it would be a work in progress and would not be completed for a long while.

Whenever I get the "handwork" bug, I go back to my hexies and even if I only stitch a few together at a time now, it's a few steps closer to the end result. I've refused to stress about it and don't cinsider it a UFO but a WIP...Work In Progress.

Welcome to hex-land!

MARCIE said...

Very pretty flower! Bet you can't make just one! I know what you mean about starting something you may not finish. I am starting small with mine. But is is a totally relaxing thing to do! Maybe I will actually make something this time!

Carrie P. said...

Just work on one a day and you will have a quilt in no time. Go for it!

Tricia said...

This is very pretty. And no matter what it turns out to be in the end, I'm sure you will love it!

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