Monday, January 17, 2011

Intentions


 My intentions were to work on bindings and borders; I was most definitely not going to start anything new!  But when I got the binding on my Verna topper I remembered that I'd never made any hexagons using that line of fabric.


So I made a Verna hexie flower...


Then I remembered these Soul Blossoms hexies that needed to be basted, so I basted them and made one flower.


Then...I decided to start more hexies using Verna and Central Park...


And I decided to make a Central Park flower... (still in progress).


So...needless to say...instead of bindings and borders...I have hexies and flowers! Even though I didn't accomplish my marathon border/binding goal...a plan did finally formulate for these hexies. I love it when you finally know what direction you're going to take with a project! Sometimes you have to just keep moving forward until the plan takes shape!

37 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

LOL, I know exactly what you mean about not sticking to your plan of getting things finished !! But there are always fun new things to work on.....

Barb said...

Your took a nice detour...love them

Paula said...

Your hexies are so lovely! xoxo

Linda said...

I have never done hexies before. Are they hard to do? Do you work from paper peices? So many questions...

Annette said...

So pretty and sweet! A touch of Spring for our winter weather.

Stephanie said...

You're definitely going to have one awesome hexagon project!

Terriaw said...

Your hexies are SO beautiful! I love how these soft colors look in a hexie flower.

Michele said...

I can't wait to see your hexagon project when it's done :) Its going to be great! I'm working with Central Park today too....my Mon Ami Schnibble...great on such a rainy day.

John'aLee said...

Love your hexies!

Highland Monkey's said...

Those colours are gorgeous. It going to be one amazing quilt.

Sinta Renee said...

Everything in it's own time! Obviously it was time for hexies! And they are so cute!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Don't you just love detours...and yours are gorgeous...

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Can't see what you've got up your sleeve!!

Agapequilt said...

Beautiful. Happy quilting

Cardygirl said...

Nice to know other people are as easily distracted as me!

FabricandFlowers said...

I have a Verna charm pack that I'm saving for just the right thing. Those hexies really show off the pretty.

Marie said...

Your hexies are so happy and clean. I love them. Usually good things happen from detouring from the planned.

Hugs - Marie

Mama Pea said...

So funny. Go with the flow. Your hexies look just great.

Karen said...

How do you manage to have practically every new line!!? I'm lucky to get one :). They are so pretty - can't wait to see the whole thing.

Carol said...

Great hexies and flowers...what a great detour you took.

Shannon said...

It is easy to get sidetracked sometimes. LOL!! I love all of your flowers. They are so cute.

Kim G said...

I love all your hexie flowers, can't wait to see the finished product. What size are those and do you paper piece them?

Susan O'Keefe said...

Thank you so much for posting these pictures! I have a business finishing quilts and other projects for other people, in addition to washing and repairing horse blankets!! I am currently working on a quilt started in the 70's made with all hexigons! They are made by folding a square of fabric into a hexigon. It has been quite a challenging project as each hexigon is a bit off!! My web address is nohorsinaround.webs.com and nohorsinaround.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

The path to our goal is rarely a straight one. (Doesn't that sound like something out of the old Kung Fu TV show?) Love those hexagon flowers! I am thinking it could be such a great "trademark" to make one and applique it to the back of every quilt next to the label.

Thimbleanna said...

They're like Lays potato chips -- you can't eat just one LOL!

Kris said...

Oh Sherri - plan or no plan, your hexies are wonderful!! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!!! Kris

Miriam said...

Your hexies are beautiful! I love those fabrics and colours!

Susan Entwistle said...

Those are such happy hexagons. I just started making them. I'm anxious to see what you do with yours.

Melody said...

Verna is such cute fabric. Your hexie flowers look wonderful.

Jeni said...

Those are so springy/pretty!!! I wonder what you are going to make with all those flowers?

I LOVE hexagons. I just finished a hexie project last night and am ready to start another hexie one tonight...it's sooooo relaxing!

Have fun!!!

julia said...

heehee...sometimes the 'straight' way isn't the best! love your hexies...
(and the table runner, too!)

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

They're cute! :) So what if you didn't do what you'd planned. You got something done, and you had fun! :D

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

How fun to make flowers from all the cool fabric lines! Those are so adorable.

I still haven't decided what to do with my Verna jelly roll. I almost don't want to open it -- I really enjoy just looking at it! :-)

~The Bargain Babe said...

I love the hexagon flowers!!

Mabel said...

Your Hexi's are beautiful! I am a little jealous! lol! I found your page on Facebook but now your one of my laptop favorites! Looking forward to coming back!
Mabel

machelle said...

it's going to be very bright and sweet ... can't wait to see the finished product.

I am Just One Mom said...

Pleasant diversions... ah, I feel your pain. Sometimes it seems if I do not stop and sketch out the new idea and then pull some new fabrics out to see how it would work in the new sketch which really means I should do 'just one' block to test the idea which really needs a few neighbor blocks for the full impact or maybe just pull up EQ6 and tinker with it for the new idea......... phew, it is dinner time!