Friday, May 13, 2011

Hexagon quilt?

Whoever reads my blog regularly knows that I run a Mystery KAL on Ravelry. One of our members name is "rocketgirl." She started reading my blog and commenting. I always try to check out who's leaving comments when I don't "know" them.

I, in turn, started reading her blog. She was very encouraging about my quilting - which is fun for me but nothing like my love of knitting. She, on he other hand is quite quilt and sewing gifted which has been fun for me to read about.

Earlier this week she proposed that we do a hexagon quilt.

Being the non-savvy quilt maker I had to look it up. This is what I wrote her after I googled it:

Just googled it………….. NOT IN THIS LIFETIME!!

I think I’d rather knit it.

She is no quitter and suggested that we make table runners, nothing big. I wrote back and said I'd make one flower this weekend and then let her know. This weekend turned into one evening of cutting the templates and the next evening of sewing the flower. I fell in love with the process. She was going to do the same, wait for the weekend but ended up making her flower early as well. Both of ours are non-similar but I love the both and can't wait to make more!!


miss aine said...

Another hobby to take up all your time! I love the luck of hexagon patchwork - something quaint and old-fashioned about it.

Crunchy Diva said...

what a lovely flower you have. great job on trying something new. they are fun & addicting to make little hexagons!!!! woo hoo for the two of you.

mrae said...

I am loving this!! Looking forward to pics of the finished project!!!!!

shorty said...

Sounds exciting!

ColorSlut said...

The best looking hexagon flower on the planet :)

hakucho said...

Ah, grandmother's flower garden. I probably shouldn't tell you this, but I started making one back when I was in college and it now resides unfinished up in my attic...I know I really should dig it out as I have a pretty large piece already done. One of these days that I have nothing to do....;)