Saturday, October 1, 2011

My new addiction

For years I have heard mutterings among quilters about the thrill of hexagons but I have never been too tempted.  Frankly, the typical Grandmother's Flower Garden never spoke to me and English Paper Piecing just seemed like it would be too much work.  But then I started seeing all the wonderful things being done with hexagons in some of the Australian blogs that I read and I became intrigued.  I have loved Australian quilts for years and have many magazines but blogland really opened up a whole new world of inspiration.  I had some of the paper hexagons sitting around ,you know those things you buy thinking someday maybe I'll try this.  And after checking out several different tutorials I made my first one with some scraps that were already cut in the right size.  Wow, what fun!!  A new addiction is born.  As you can see I found a perfect little basket sitting around the house and have already filled it with cut fabric and I ordered more of those little papers. My DH says that I am so obsessed with the "papers" that it sounds like I'm addicted to something else, but no its just these little hexagon beauties.

So thanks to all you bloggers using hexagons in beautiful ways, especially those in Australia, you have a fan and convert.

5 comments:

Brandie said...

Ha Ha, it's happened to you too! I think anyone who tries at least one, become addicted. I agree with you about the Assuie quilts, gorgeous, every one!

I quilt for fun said...

It's contagious

Michelle said...

It does get a bit addictive. Lol.
My quilt will not be finished for quite a while, but I will keep stitching away at it.
Love your applique quilts......

Funoldhag said...

They are so pretty! I did some, too, in batiks but ended up making a strip quilt out of the ones I had made using them as flowers. There are pictures in my blog. I decided, being 83 years old, that I really didn't want to spend lots of time with the hexies even though they are lots of fun!! There are so many things I still want to do. Enjoy!

Lisa said...

I am currently hooked on them too! My project is going so fast though, and I will miss it. I may have to start another!