Thursday, March 17, 2011

Big Hexagons and Hippie progress!

I got an idea in my head, so had to try it. I have way too much time on my hands, lol.
I wanted to try my large hexagon die with a fussy cut. Of course I had nothing that worked in that size.
So, I remembered the charm packs that I won and thought, these would work perfect.
The nice thing is, they fit the die just about right, what little I lose on one edge, doesn't effect it, since I have a 1/4" seam and that part goes under. I appliqued the picture hexagons onto the other colors and then thought, maybe I can put a plain square in between. Not sure if I like it as is, I might add a smaller hexagon in the middle of the large or do a snowflake stitch on them.
I just threw the colors together, I can plan it out better, once I get enough to finish a lap sized.

I think this would be nice with a machine satin stitch, and if I turned the edges over better.



I also added more to my hippie piece. I realized that it is a good memory piece for me. The first time I met my husband was when a friend asked me to go to a concert, and Bill was driving. We went to see an outdoor free concert by Aerosmith, and he was driving a blue VW. I wish I had added more hair, yes mine is that thick, lol. I was a blond then, but the brown shows up better. I plan on adding "Dream On", in stitches, since that is Aerosmith's first song, thought it would be perfect for this piece.

14 comments:

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Your hippie block is such a fun piece!
Your hexagon piece is pretty I'm sure you will come up with something that works well in the other blocks!

Linda said...

Hexies make a very striking design. Love the hippie block! Love it!!

moosecraft said...

OMG! I am totally lovuin' this hippie block! Fun!

primitivebettys said...

That hippie block is a HOOT! Love it! :)

Quilt Hollow said...

Your hippie block is wonderful! I just love that VW...perfection!

A Quilter Awakens said...

Your hexagon piece is nice, but your hippie chick is amazing! I saw Aerosmith in 1976, but I didn't even know who they were before I went. Some guy's girl canceled on him and I got her ticket. Fell in love with Steven Tyler right then and there. Now? Not so much; oh the ravages of age! Karmen

Jacque. said...

That hippie block is so dang fun! I love it!

paulette said...

Too cute!! Groovy!
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Staci said...

Love your hippy piece, and the story behind it. Thanks for sharing both.

Those big hexies are really something and fascinating fabric for them!

~Madalynne~ said...

I love your hippie chick! I saw Aerosmith at the Palace Theater in Albany back in the 1970's . . . to date, it's still in the top five best concerts I've ever seen!

Berit said...

Wonderful works lately--Moki is a wild guy! :D Did he really go to the beach, or did you edit him in? Wild!

Greg Payne said...

the hippie piece is too cute, fun to get out of our boxes sometimes....i think the hexagons look fine as they are, simple is always nice & then it's done...cheri

Jeni said...

Love the hippie quilt Debbie! How fun is that!!!! Jeni

SewCalGal said...

Cute post. Love the big hexies and also your hippie quilt. Inspirational.

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