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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

I may not have time to post this tomorrow, have some things to do, so this post is a little early. (unless you live down under.) :)




I decided to make a go of One Flower Wednesday.  Have never made a hexie in my life.  But they are so cute.  I thought maybe I'd just try one.  Just to see if they're as addicting as everyone says.  And if not, it's okay.  I don't have to keep making them.  I can drop out.  I mean, it's not like dropping out of high school.  And if I do like them, I should be able to handle making just one per week.  Seems like a doable thing.  And if not, I don't think there's any punishment or consequences if I got behind.. so what's not to love?  My kind of commitment. ;)


So I managed to make one. Hmm. I'm not addicted yet, but I did surprise myself.  I never thought I'd have the patience for it but it really WAS kind of fun. :) I may not be quite there yet, but I can see and understand why people get addicted.


I had been thinking about trying it out, and got a hexie ruler/template, but it turns out, looking around online, I found a printable download of hexie sheets.  Easy! This is the fabric I'm using:




Here is the fabric and the printable paper pieces:




My very first ever hexie! In the shape of a hexagon.  For real.  I kept it from turning into a circle or any other wonky shape. (inner gasp)




Even though, when I was done, the papers were completely crinkly! 




Ready to be sewn together..




All that hand sewing.  Plus some finger sticks...





And she's done! I know that's a lot of fanfare for just one little hexie, but it is something completely new to me.. and I like it.  Who knew? And if it weren't for blogland, and my new bloggy friends, I may have never ever tried one.  So thanks friends for being inspiring.  Your creativity is amazing!


xo,
Kelli


P.S. I'm kind of looking forward to hexie #2 next week. :)

13 comments...:

ga447 said...

Looking Good, I have a basket ready for hexies. Haven't touched it in a while but I enjoy doing them, it is very relaxing.

Renata said...

Juhu, schön das du dabei bist!
Deine erste Blume ist prima geworden!

Viel Spaß, wir sehen uns wieder :o)

Welcome and yes it`s nice to make hexies. Lovely first flower.

Gr Annemieke.

Your first flower is very pretty!! Welcome to the group :)

Becky G said...

Welcome! I just joined about 4 weeks ago, and so glad I did. I was not a blogger, so I am also learning that... And loving it. Need to take my photo & post today still.
I love your fabric line and your flower is wonderful... Looking forward to watching your garden grow!

Sheila said...

Welcome and you made a really sweet flower to start your garden , you will love making them that first one is always a bit unnerving . Happy Stitching!!

Maria said...

Welcome Kelli and your first Hexie looks great.
I am very lazy and buy precut papers. Much easier.
Hope you do enjoy making your flowers.
Yes it is actually Thursday now in Aussie. LOL

Birdie said...

Pretty flowers, a great first one. Hope you have fun making more.

Raewyn said...

Congratulations on taking the plunge and making a great start!! I hope it is a journey you enjoy :-) Your first flower is very sweet - that is a gorgeous range you are using. (I print my hexies onto very light card rather than paper which I find a bit easier to handle).

Natalie said...

Hello! I'm here from the small blog meetup. I love your hexagon; I'm dying to try making hexagons myself, but I have so many projects in progress right now I'm making myself wait until I get some of them done! I've only been blogging for about a month too, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else you will show off in the months to come! :)

Carla said...

Hurray for hexies! I have done several quilts with hexagons. I love them. I am doing another project with different paper shapes now. Have fun with them.

Nicole said...

Hi, I stopped by from Lily's Quilts and your blog comment. The hexagon flower looks great!

My tip: buy some freezer paper pre-cut templates from this site (I love the 4 inch size, perfect for using 5 inch charm pack fabrics!). They iron to the fabric, so no need for pins!: http://avelisquilts-ivil.tripod.com/id165.html

Tonya said...

I have completely fallen in love with English paper piecing if you couldn't tell from my blog. If you fall head over heals all of a sudden and want to try something besides hexies, there is a button on my blog (up top) with all kinds of resources for you.

Plus I'll have more in the near future. I don't know why I like EPP so much but I really do.

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