Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WIP on Wed - Aug 17 Hexies

I'm slowly making progress on the hexi quilt.  I am still very pleased with the design (based upon an antique original) but now that I have what is to be the width of the quilt, am quite concerned with it's small size (only 46 inches).  I guess that means some borders and some very challenging color matching. 

As I was hunkered down on the couch Saturday watching cooking shows, I was amused by the assortment of eclectronic gagets that were starting to accumulate around me.  And I was pleased to be sitting on the Joseph's Coat quilt that was left of the couch/futon after a guest had come to visit.


The other accomplishment of the week was back to school registration and shopping for Skater Girl.  We had surprising success finding "chill" clothes at one thrift store.  And I just might have snagged this great piece of retro fabric for my stash.  Don't you just love it???

12 comments:

Connie said...

Now those are small hexies! Love the retro fabric you found!

Letterpress said...

Impressive hexie quilt! I love the vibrant colors. But I clicked on your header and had fun reading through all the posts. That wedding ring quilt is stunning, as is the groom's quilt.

I agree with your daughter about Eat, Pray, Love. I listen to a lot of books on tape and the only disadvantage is how long they take sometimes (and the last part of that book was okay to skim, I think). By this time, you've finished it--congratulations!

Elizabeth E!
http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Melinda said...

Love your colorful hexie quilt. Just lovely. I'm doing one in red and white.

Rhonda G said...

Your hexie's are coming along. So nice a bright. I have a lot of white and it seems like it is going so slow at times, but really I think it moving along faster then we know. LOL

Lynne said...

Lovely bright hexagons in a modern design - nice!

That retro fabic is fun too!

Marg said...

Love the hexies, such vibrant colours. I have the same problem with cordless phones, remotes etc. It's amazing how many you can collect.
Love the retro fabric that was a great piece to snap up.

scg said...

This is another one I want to see when it's finished. I bet it will look stunning!
Shaaryn

Carol Sanin said...

Love your Hexies and the color you chosen. I'm doing a Hexies quilt in pink and white.

Wendy said...

Really liking your hexies! Those colors are so yummy!

Esther said...

Wow that Hex WIP is growing! Can't wait to see it finished.

As for the retro fabric - I have a few like this. They are so great to look at I dont want to cut into them!

Barbara said...

So many bright hexies...they look great (:

Lee said...

Love those bright, vibrant hexies! That's going to make a fabulous quilt. And that retro print you snagged is adorable. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )