HQAL update & Slow Stitch Sunday

Progress on my grandmothers garden patchwork is going steadily along.  Last time I updated I had put together three of the flowers and had the green vines/leaves in place and sewn:img_4307

My plan was to get the next flower done and attached.  I have some green fabric that I found in my stash was excited to use next.  The flower did get done:img_4446

You will notice that none of the white hexagons are sewn together.  They are sewn to the flower, but not to each other.  That is because I got a teeny, tiny bit distracted.  I went to a quilt show with one of my daughters (we had a fantastic time!), but while there I saw these three books:

I knew I NEEDED them and am now obsessed about pieced hexagons.  I decided to make the first pieced hexagon from that first book:img_4453My finished hexagons are 1.5 inches to a side so the pieces are kind of tiny:img_4449

And they are a little fiddly, but I really like making them.

There are no real plans with these other than to make a few and add them to this project.  It took me quite a long time to make these.  I first made the cardboard pieces to wrap the fabric around and then prepared each piece and then sewed them.  I am getting a little better at sewing them, but they still take awhile.  I am completely enjoying the process though!

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracyDebSusan,  NanetteSassy , Edith,

SharonKarrin, and Gretchen

Also linking up to Slow Stitch Sunday at Kathy’s Quilts!

23 thoughts on “HQAL update & Slow Stitch Sunday

  1. ♥️ what a great addition! Maybe 3-5 of these specialty hexie flowers sprinkled into the quilt? They are beautiful, Connie!

  2. Hi Connie,
    I’m so happy that I found your blog. I love making hexies, but these books bring in a whole new adventure in hexie paper piecing. You are going to have so much fun playing with the designs. I’m going to have to look for these books. I can just see you going through your scrap bin and discovering all kind of possible patterns. Just in time for the cold winter months ahead . . . it seems that cold weather is the only time I have to truly get into stitching. The garden takes up so much time, but I love it too.
    Every time I meet another Connie I always say that i’ve never met a Connie that I didn’t like 🙂
    Happy to meet you,
    Connie, of Crafty Home Cottage

    • Hi Connie! It’s always nice to meet another Connie! I like to garden too, but this year didn’t really have my gardening mojo. Our neighborhood has a rat problem (thankfully not indoors) and last year they ate more than half of everything we grew. I wouldn’t mind sharing, but they seem to take one bit out of each thing instead of just taking an entire tomato etc. I am loving making these pieced hexagons, but I do think I’ll just make a few flowers for the quilt sprinkled in between the non-pieced ones.

  3. Great work, one of these days I’d like to try hexies

  4. I like the look of your new books, I will look out for them! Your new teeny tiny project looks like fun!

  5. Interesting hexagons – Books also look interesting.

  6. I am not at all surprised you were distracted by those fabulous books. ALL on hexie projects…be still my beating heart. The little hexies you have stitched are so pretty. Loving your grandmother’s flower hexie quilt. The different green fabrics is a fabulous idea.

  7. Beautiful! Good to read you had fun with your daughter,and more books that’s an added delight. I can see more hexi work on the way!

  8. These are so pretty. I love hexies!

  9. Oh my goodness, you really have gone hexie haywire. They are all very pretty.

  10. These are great they’ll be a perfect addition to your quilt 😍

  11. A little fiddly?! They sound a lot fiddly to me but they’re so cute!

  12. Yes very fiddly but FUN! Those are great books…. enjoy!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

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