Monday, July 18, 2011

Hexalong - Fabric Choices

Oh man...I'm jumping in big here. But that's kinda my style.

There's a Hexalong going on over at Lily's Quilts. It's hosted by Lynne and Gayle.

I've been watching hexies pop up on my blogroll and my flickr and my twitter for a good two weeks now. They've worked their way into a corner of my brain and taken up residence. Which is funny really...

Story time!

Almost ten years ago, nineteen year old me was going to college in Minnesota. Quilting was something that my mother did. I was imagining myself a painter at the time but I'd still sew garments on my machine. One of my friends learned that she was going to have a baby. So I glanced through magazines at the bookstore and saw a cute little I Spy Quilt done in hexagons. I jumped into it.....
Bad idea.

I built this blanket so backwards. I was machine stitching them...in rows...then trying to sew the rows together. It was lumpy. It mixed cotton fabrics with poly/cotton fabrics. By the end I was so frustrated that I tied it together instead of quilting and bound it with blanket ribbon that I got at Wal-Mart.

I swore of hexagons and quilting.

And now here I am.....
Five WiP quilts.
And adding a hexalong to the mix.

I'm excited. Actually excited. It's crazy to think that new quilting projects can make me so insanely happy. And I don't lose that momentum through the project. Every piece, every step...it's awesome!

I am agonizing over fabric for this hexalong.

I thought about I Heart
But I'm really just digging on the robots and not so much the flowers.

Next I considered 1001 Peeps until I realized that this line would be absolutely perfect for a pattern that is in my stack of To-Do projects.

Maybe Far Far Away...
Picture from Heather Ross' website

Except that my craft budget is in limbo until I learn how much my machine is going to cost me. Plus I want something brighter....

I just don't know! I really don't. 

I'm half tempted to Hodge Podge it. Some robots, the one piece of Heather Ross fabric I have in my stash, some Peeps.
I'm just wondering if I can find twenty-some pieces of fabric that work together...

1 comment:

  1. I don't think it would hurt to try and Hodge Podge it. Just don't be like me and get everything already cut before realizing "damnit this isn't going to work"

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