While I was away with the girls I basted some hexies. Quite a few hexies actually. Almost 100, which is a lot for me as I haven't done a lot of work with hexies up to now. Just a few here and there. I must say that I find the basting surprisingly relaxing. Even the cutting of the fabric was rather zen-like for me, and as I usually have the attention span of a gnat that doesn't happen very often.
(Oh dear, Picmonkey is not playing. Today's photos will be abbreviated to a select few!)
I was rather pleased with myself until I sorted the hexies by colour piles and realised I had failed to take enough blue away with me. I had plenty of aqua but one solitary blue just didn't give the right balance.
So more cutting and basting ensued, and then I sat by the trampoline and played with layouts in the sunshine. The girls played in the paddling pool and all was right with the world.
No, that layout above is not the one I wanted. Just playing. It looks too octopus like for me.
I eventually got them laid out in a more sedate order and sat there in the sunshine sewing. I was ticking along nicely for ages. Leaning over to snatch another hexie from the layout with regularity until - suddenly, from nowhere - a big old gust of wind put paid to the whole peaceful scene. I was pebble dashed with hexies. My layout was lost. My zen-like state of being was well and truly shot to hell. I moved inside!
I sewed some more. But now it is time to go light the barbecue. Far be it for me to ignore a nice hot day here in the UK. The veggies are ready for grilling, as are the chicken thighs. I think I feel my happy place returning.
Love the hexies ..... And the sunshine!ReplyDelete
Such bright cheereful hexies! You have lots of great prints in there. Really like that one blue print! Enjoy the sun, hope it lasts all weekend!ReplyDelete
gorgeous!!!!! I love me some rainbowy goodness!ReplyDelete
Soak up as much of that glorious Vit D as you can! Hexies look so bright and sunshiney!ReplyDelete
These hexies are looking good!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
lol, I had that the other day with my hexi globe, they flew here there and everywhere and my thimble !!! now at least their sewn into strips so heavier to fly. Love the rainbow of colours :)ReplyDelete
Oh be still my heart!! pretty pretty hexies xReplyDelete
Love the hexie goodness :o)ReplyDelete
I love all your hexies, particularly the lone blue one in the second photo!ReplyDelete
I love doing EPP too, and I just love the rainbow colours that you have used! The second layout is by far my favourite too...what do you plan to do with them once they are all sewn togther? I can't wait for the day my 2 children can play independently and I can sew - they are 3 and 6 months at the moment. Not wanting to wish their lives away but it will be great when they can play and leave me in peace for 5 minutes!ReplyDelete
loving the rainbow hexies, it all sounds very idyllic - except for the random gust of wind of course;)ReplyDelete
I am very jealous of your sweet, sunny hexies AND the sunshine! We have had our coldest week in years here! Ugh! Roll on Spring!ReplyDelete
Got to love a good old gust!!ReplyDelete
They look lovely xxx
No wonder your happy is coming back, glorious hexies!!ReplyDelete
All's right with the world then!ReplyDelete
Oh I thought the hexies were going to land in a pool or something, phew!ReplyDelete
Oh I love basting too - it's so satisfying and relaxing! Your hexies are a riot of colour and very pretty.ReplyDelete
Those hexies are lovely and so is your layout! I hope the BBQ was great too.ReplyDelete
Oh these hexies are fabulous S! So bright and funky! I love that you got your zen back again! JxoReplyDelete
Pick me, I want these, pick me :) heheheh
Love those rainbow hexies. How big are they?ReplyDelete
I love the bright beautiful colours and I admire you for doing all those hexies - I think I would get bored very quickly :-)ReplyDelete
Those hexes are looking fabulous. SO pleased you are finally having some lovely sunshine and warmer temps now.ReplyDelete
love the layout - and all your fabric too - great selection and not a dud amongst them!ReplyDelete
Oh, your hexies are just lovely. Like you, I find making them surprisingly relaxing. Takes almost no thought and such a lovely result. I did kind of like the octopus layout, but the rainbow layout is nice as well. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
nice and bright, I like the blue.ReplyDelete
what a great display of colours! I have been epp'ing my double wedding quilt rings whilst we are away: very relaxingReplyDelete
Hexies are great. I was half expecting you to say you laid them out in the perfect arrangement then one of the girls decided to jump on the trampoline...ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, gorgeous hexies!! I've got hexie envy!ReplyDelete
You make me want to grab my hexies and start stitching!ReplyDelete
Mmm! Loving them. And there's noting wrong with octopi!ReplyDelete
These look beautiful! How have you built up so many varieties of fabric? I just can't justify the spend or storage for much more fabric when I still have so much to make up. I really wish I could buy some charm squares, any ideas?ReplyDelete
The octopus would look great on the front of a cushion :)ReplyDelete