Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hexagons and Hippies!

I am still recovering, the cillin kicked in and my lungs are clearing, but it tires me out.
So, I spend more time on the couch resting, but try to do things around the house to keep my body moving and my lungs working. I look forward to some warm days when I can get out and take some walks again.

I worked a bit on my hexagons. It is all hand sewn, no paper, so takes a lot of time. I wanted to see how the golds looked around the outside and am happy with the results. I will continue to use what greens and reds I have and use the same gold fabric for the outer border. I like how the diamonds look like they are sitting on the background. I had to take a side picture, but it will have the triangles going upward for the length. Each Hexagon is 20" in length.



Yesterday I wanted a break and something fun and goofy to do, lol. I found this design on a coloring page, I was looking for peace sign ideas for my daughter. But, I saw this and just had to try it in fun colors. I used heat and bond to iron the pieces down and dmc floss for sewing. I am doing raw edge and once it is all sewn down, I will add the fun details. There will be flowers and peace signs on the car and I may even add a kitty laying on the top;) The girl has an afro, but I thought I would give her long hair and a floppy hat. It is just something fun that I can add to, as I go.

12 comments:

Jacque. said...

oh, how fun! The car. Hexagons are looking really great, Debbie! Rest and relax and get better. Please!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Glad your starting to feel better....Your hexagons are coming together very nicely! Now that is once cute car!

paulette said...

Love it!! My high school sweetheart drove a VW beetle!!...seems like yesterday!haha Too cute!
Take care!
P

LenZie said...

Hey Debbie, sorry to hear your not feeling very good. Love your hand quilting project.
The VW is way cool. Peace signs how well I remember them. SMILES.
LenZie

Courtney said...

Feel better soon!! We have a VW! I love both pieces you are working on!
Courtney

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your hexagon project is beautiful - like everything else you do.

~Madalynne~ said...

You have such a talent! That little buggy is so cute! Can't wait to see it done.

Linda said...

Love your hexies! Car is great! Glad to hear your starting to get better!

Jan PATEK said...

Hope you feel better soon. Keep resting whenever you need to. Love the VW. Had one years ago. Can't wait to see it with the peace signs, etc. Take care.

acorn hollow said...

Love teh hexagons and the beetle is cute. Hoping you feel better soon
cathy

Carrie P. said...

Glad you are feeling somewhat better.
I do like the gold fabric on your hexagons.
Cut applique.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This is going on way too long. I hope the penicillin works well for you and you get over this thing.
Hexagons and the beetle (I had one back in the ea. 80's and loved it)is adorable and too funny.