Tuesday, October 6, 2015

More Hexagon Action

Progress on my hexagons slowed down...but I have managed to finish one more this past week. Here are some close up photos for you. 
 



 
Have you begun your hexagon quilt yet? I'm sure seeing some wonderful photos of inspirational hexagon quilts lately on Pinterest. Loving the "hankie" ones by Rhonda Dort!
Also like some I've seen on blogs lately. 
 
Here are some links for you:
http://vivscrazyjourney.blogspot.com
http://crazybroderies.canalblog.com
http://gipsyquilt.blogspot.com
 
Many don't have as much hand embroidery as mine, but wondering if I might create some in these styles to accompany mine. Or would it be odd to have lots of embellishing peppered among little to no embellishing...just because I like them all. 
 
But, you know me and "balance in design"...so of course I'm over-thinking the idea! Perhaps I should just create a few hankie blocks and a few rose fabric blocks THEN lay everything out to SEE what this mix of styles might look. Great...another "TO DO" task to add to my list!
 
However...working on  some "quicker blocks" could allow me to perhaps complete a large quilt...rather than only the bed runner that was my first thought. Hmmm...more to consider. Of course, if I don't like the combination...would I then need to finish 3 projects? 1-Rose Hexie; 1-Hankie Hexie; 1-CQ Hexie
 
What are your thoughts? 
How are you doing on your own hexagon blocks? 
I encourage you to give these a try!
 
  Also, I did get the photos done for my Tutorial on Finishing my HEX Blocks.
I'll try to get that posted to the blog after the next class registration closes...so around next Monday/Tuesday maybe. Just letting you know I have not forgotten that promise.


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12 comments:

Kathryn said...

This is another lovely block. I'm new to your blog (and the BCQC) but I've gone back through to look at the other CQ blocks you've made. I like all of your hand embroidery and this little fox is so sweet.

Thanks for sharing the link to Rhonda Dort's work. I have many pieces of old embroidery and hankies. This would be a nice way to use them.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Kathy! This is a beautiful block.... I don't see why you can't mix different styles so long as the more ornately embellished blocks are spread evenly throughout the quilt and it has an overall balanced look! Good luck! Christine x

Melody said...

So beautiful. Love the little fox.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh - I adore that little fox!!! He (she) is amazing!!! Well, the whole hexie is cool - but the fox just puts it over the top into cuteness. I have yet to succumb to the hexie craze (hah, craze/crazy...) but that's not to say it's not on my list of possibilities!!

TT said...

coucou

j'aime les cœurs mêles et surtout le petit renard adorable!
amicalement
TT

Cyndi L said...

I can't even tell you how much I love that fox :-)

Nancy said...

You truly are an artist!
Nancy

cq4fun said...

The whole block is gorgeous. The fox is amazing, but even more so because of her setting. Just a completely beautiful block, definitely up to your normal high standards!

Joan said...

I love all your hexies but this is one of my favorites! My thought is that you definitely could mix the less embellished type block with your more embellished pieces as long as the colors are carried through and the less embellished amount of blocks stays close to the number of more embellished blocks. Just my thought :-) Life has gotten in the way and my hexies are moving very slowly.

Lisa B said...

Love this, Kathy, especially the fox!

Renee said...

Kathy, this is gorgeous! I absolutely love the fox. Fabulous! I have never done a hexie quilt. I embellished a couple of hexie blocks for a swap, but that is all. If I had a few hexies with hankies and a few with roses, I would probably go with your idea of doing a few more of each, laying them out and seeing how you mix of styles. Whatever you decide, I have no doubt the result will be gorgeous!

Jo Ferguson said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. I adore the fox.