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Monday, April 08, 2013

Design Wall Monday



I've become obsessed with my hexi wall hanging. The green section was from a long abandoned project that became an idea for a wall hanging back in September. That last row of blue is going to be added today. Then the borders have to be figured out.

I was so excited when I received my book,  Pieced Hexies by Mickey Depre. After flipping through just a few pages, I spotted the perfect hexi that would become my sun. Honestly, I cannot wait to get started on a project from this book. 

It's the embellishing that I am super excited about now and since I know myself so well, I know the borders have to go on first. Even though I do have a few of the flowers ready, they have to wait.


I spent some time this weekend making Taylor's little bag  from our quilt show purchases. This pattern had me wanting to pull out my hair. I like straight forward instructions. Tell me to cut this many this of piece A, then this many of piece B, don't make me read your mind. It's an easy bag to sew once you figure every thing out. These instructions have been Judyfied for next time. I'm sure there will be a next time!  

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8 comments:

Bonnie said...

Great hexie beginning. And, yes, I'd would like to know which pattern the purse came from. I like small, cross body purses these days and that one looks like it might be perfect even if I would pull my hair out to figure out the directions. Thanks

Annie said...

Girl, I wish you'd stop with this piece meal hexie tease and get it done...I wanna see it done! It looks like it's going to be fabulous! I love that wild yellow fabric on the bag.

Mary said...

Hexies are fun! I love to see all the things you can do with them. I saw a Hexie alphabet on FB too. NO!!! I CAN NOT START a HEXIE project. maybe after Retreat...

Rhonda said...

LOL at Judyfied comment but I totally understand where you're coming from with strange instructions.

Diane said...

Cool hexi wall quilt! love the fabrics in that purse-I like patterns to be very clear too and pictures help too (if they're clear) love the fabrics and that you've "Judyfied" the instructions!! :)

Melinda said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the hexie quilt.

Sue Daurio said...

Oh I'm with Annie, I want to see the hexie project done :) It looks great so far.

Gari in AL said...

I think purse/bag patterns are especially made to confuse. I have one I didn't understand even after I took a class on it. Give me a straight forward quilt pattern any day!!