Posted by: snoozerider | May 17, 2010

Warding off Sewing Machine Withdrawal Symptoms

Well, I am about to embark on my first week away from my Pfaff and I’m going to miss her 😛

Luckily, I spotted this:

and thought, “I know!  I can sew English paper pieced hexagons while I am on holiday!”  Plus, it will also give me a nice, portable hand sewing project to fit in at odd times of the day and when waiting for the boys at various sporting activities.

I have made a few Grandmother’s Flower Garden arrangements before, but that kind of fell by the wayside a bit…I think it was just a bit toooo traditional for me :-).  I love the idea of making a random charm quilt with the hexies.  With 1,173 1-inch hexagons required for a lap size quilt, it may not be a ‘true’ charm quilt unless I can get swapping with people, but I will try to make it as random and colourful as possible.  The only criteria for the fabrics I choose, is that they must not be too “shy and retiring” ie no very quiet neutrals.

I made a start on a few at the sports centre this week while Gman had his track session, and have cut out more paper pieces and squares of fabric ready to go.  Woohoo!



  1. This looks like the beginning of a great project! You’re right, hexies are the perfect on-the-go project. I’ve got mine with me all the time!

    I can’t wait to see your quilt grow; I love the fun colors and patterns you have so far!

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