The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Time for some modern technology I think

Last night I got a silly idea, yeah I know it's not unusual but this time I actually acted upon it.  You see I was flicking through some very old quilting magazines. DH was on duty and TV was boring so I flicked through quite a pile. One quilt pattern in various styles kept popping up and each time I liked it more, so out came the paper, pencil, ruler grandmothers flower garden and compass.  Yep, that was the key word - compass.  How else was I going to draw up all those hexagons that a Grandmothers Garden needs?
I drew up a couple of pages of hexi's then realised "photocopier", duh!  Anyway, I cut quite a few out last night before bed.
This morning I was skimming through new posts and started reading Sherri's, at .  She has got one of those new Accuquilt Go! Cutters, wow, that would save a whole lot of time - not to mention stiff fingers!  Anyway, Sherri is having a give away so why not pop over and have a look at this great piece of modern technology that Sherri has.
As for my hexi quilt - well it's going to be a hand stitch job and probably a long term one too so watch this space (for a long long time)
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  1. I love Hexi quilts and I have always wanted to do the Grandmothers Garden. My first attempt at quilting was a single bed hexi quilt when I was 11yrs old. Wow, that wasn't so long ago (was it LOL). You have given me the idea to get my papers back out again. Hmmmm ..... I think I might just have to do that.

  2. Thank you for your comment on our Meet the Neighbours day it was a great day and hope it conyinues each year...
    I have a hexi quilt that I am doing but as individual completed hexagons all by hand, 5 inch ones black as the back and dull colours in the front...when I have hundreds I will fix them all together

    Hugs Laurie

  3. I love hexie quilts, but lack the staying power to make one. Good luck with yours. I cant believe I made a drunkards path quilt all by hand. It is still not backed or quilted though!

  4. I have made several hexi quilts ,at least 2 full bed ones will be on my blog somewhere . They are o.k to work on in the evening--cottonreel

  5. Hi Miche'le,
    Ooh what a gorgeous hexie quilt.
    Unsure if you're interested, but if you're using a 1 inch hexie you can find freebies on my Freebie page...
    Look forward to sharing in your progress.
    I love it when that 'idea' hits and you jsut have to do it!!

  6. Lovely project idea. I did an octagon and square over papers once in 9 fairy frost shades to make them look like frozen leaded window panes. It was very time consuming but very rewarding to tick off the list. Good luck.


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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