Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hexagon Wednesday


Hello everyone. Remember last time my hexagon box was empty and I was crying about it? Well, I searched around my stash and found I had quite a few small pieces of fabric so I decided to cut them up. I must say it was a liberating feeling knowing I was not going to pay attention to colour and texture of fabric. I was just going to grab and cut. "Damn the torpedos. Full speed ahead!". So here is some of the fabric which took little time to cut. How is that possible you ask?


I purchased this ruler several years ago and never used it. I forgot I had it until I accidentally fell across it after signing up for Hexagon Wednesday. What a great notion.  It had the perfect cutting size for the hexagons I am amassing. I cut my fabric into 2 1/2" strips, lie the ruler on the 2 1/2" markings and cut out the hexagon. It's that simple.



Here I present to you my lovely maids all in a row that will be going into my garden quilt. Very soon I will have to come up with a quilt layout before I sew too many together and have to rip apart because they are the wrong shape. As you can see I am not paying any attention to colour combinations. I just pick up and sew the pieces together akin to picking out a chocolate from a box. It doesn't matter what I chose because it's all good.

23 comments:

Jeanette said...

Your maids in a row look gorgeous. Handy ruler you've got there.

Meerkat said...

They are gorgeous!! You have way more patients than me! Can't wait to see the final result. I'm trying to get my head around the ruler... hoe to use the small template? Guess it makes sense when you start using it. Blond moment for me! ha !

Doreen , Houston, MN said...

That ruler is great! Would like to know (brand name, etc). Love the hexagon patterns. Such a good way to use up stash.

Kate said...

Your flowers are looking lovely.The colours and the fabrics are great..Love that ruler... Kate xx

Karen said...

It is all good! Such a beautiful garden you grow. I have that ruler and used it for my flower garden. I love it!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I'm glad to see your hexagon box is again filled with lovely treasures. Your hexagons are coming together wonderfully. And what a cool ruler. Looks like it's quite versatile in terms of the number of sizes.

Melody said...

Your flowers look wonderful and what a great tool.

Narelle said...

Beautiful fabrics!
Your garden is growing more lovely.

Theresa said...

Your maids look lovely, what a handy ruler that is.

Paula said...

Hi Birgitte, your flowers are looking great, and the ruler is interesting, can you share the brand name?

Brigitte said...

Dear Doreen, Houston MN. The ruler is from EZ Quilting and designed by Darlene Zimmerman. Their website is www.ezquilt.com

Catswhiskers said...

Your maids are so pretty and all dressed up ... ready to go!
I love the ruler and will try to get one. I think it is amazing how a proper tool can make your life easier and your work so much nicer.
Thanks for the tip.
Thank you for your comment on my blog about the windswept tree. That's how I felt - happy to say am still standing. The poor tree has now lost most of its leaves...

Lee Prairie Designs said...

All your maids are looking "mighty pretty" in a row.

That is a neat ruler---thanks for sharing.

I am enjoying making these fun flowers and we have "Karen" to thank for organizing this wonderful event. I love viewing others post from all over the world and Karen has made this all possible! Carolyn :)

SewLindaAnn said...

Hey Brigitte, I happen to have that ruler underneath a whole slew of rulers I haven't used yet. You've inspired me to pull it out of the pile. But tell me, do you use paper pieces to help with sewing the sides down or do you just wing it? I usually use paper with magic tape and fold over the paper, but would love to try the ruler and not have to deal with it.

Vivian said...

Oh my gosh!! I have that special ruler and had forgotten about it! Thanks for reminding me.
I'm doing the same with my hexies -- whatever I grab --> a flower. It's indeed a great way to toss random scraps together, creating a lovely quilt in the end. Whatever you use for the stepping stones or spacer spots will tie them all together.
Your flowers are pretty as can be.

Cisca said...

Your flowers are gorgeous. The ruler looks very handy, I didn't know they exist.
The teapot/piggy bank is absolutely gorgeous!
Greetings, Cisca

Valentina said...

Brigitte, these are Gorgeous! Well done, and I love your adventurous spirit. And I know your quilt will be a beauty...
I have this ruler as well, and I think it is fantastic!
Great to be able to cut hexies from strips of fabric: so smart!
have a lovely rest of the week,
:)

Renate said...

Your Flowers are lovely. I am sure it will make a wonderful quilt.

Wendy said...

Hmmm, will be looking for such a handy tool.

Joan said...

Beautiful little maids :) Looks like you have heaps more to be busy with :)

Stray Stitches said...

All of your flowers are beautiful!! Great tool you have there.

crafty pug said...

perfect! so glad you found it again - meant to be
xx

Staci said...

Such pretty flowers! How many do you have now?