Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hexagon Intrigue

I have sewn my whole life. I have sewn for a living for most of my adult life and I've owned my own embroidery business for the past 13 years. What I haven't done a lot of, though, is quilting. But...I think the bug has bitten. I am so in love with the fresh, new designer cottons -- especially the ones that give a nostalgic little nod to days gone by. I especially go for the ones in candy-sweet colors and if there's a polka dot or a gingham check, I'm head-over-heels in love.

I love traditional quilts themselves, but not sure I have the patience to make one, so I'm really drawn to the other types of quilty goodness I've seen. Purses, pouches and pillows, clothing all look good to me. I now know what a mug rug is and think I can probably handle one.

I've started with hexagons. They're small, portable and fairly easy to make. I've got a very big project in the works right now, so these little cuties are perfect for when I need a break or find myself with a few spare minutes. I'm not sure what I will make with them yet, but I know something will come to me. And in the meantime, I'll keep adding to my stash -- that's a given.


Live a Colorful Life said...

Your fabric choices are fabulous, and what great hexies!

Jo Connolly said...

Thank you!! :)

Liz DandeliondD said...

I am just going to embark on my first hexagon project.
I can only hope that mine turn out as wonderfully as yours.
Kind regards
Liz from

Jo Connolly said...

Thank you, Liz!! They're a lot of fun. Now I just have to make something with them!! :)
Happy stitching!!

Anonymous said...

Those hexagons will get ya every time;-)

found your wonderful blog at Red Pepper Quilts

blessings, jilly

Jo Connolly said...

Hi, Jilly,
Thank you!! I just joined your blog -- very sweet! :)