Wednesday, April 29, 2015

and exhale...

Well, the wedding went off wonderfully and the happy couple is honeymooning in sunny Spain...and I am happy that they are happy!  I was told I would feel let down after the event but really all I felt was tired. Everyone seemed to have a great time. It was a fun wedding. No pictures to share yet, but when I do get some I will post them.

However in thinking about this perhaps the let down phase was the last 2 days where I just didn't seem to get anything done. Oh, I returned some shoes, and some capris and a lampshade but I didn't even go into my sewing room... until today!

I sewed up some more of these hexagons and pondered what I want to do with them. During the initial gung-ho phase I was going to make a really BIG quilt. However those feelings have dissipated and I'm contemplating just working with the 60 some odd blocks I'll get out of cutting the one 25" repeat. That many hexagons will make a nice size lap quilt, or if I use this kind of layout...

I could make a BIG quilt with the amount of pieced hexagons I already have. I found that layout in a new book called The New Hexagon by Katja Marek - Bev's Modern Vintage Hexies and you can see the book here.

I also like this layout which is also from The New Hexagon book...

It takes more hexagons than the first layout but it is different and interesting. I need to mull it over a bit. These are two of the blocks I made today... LOVE the spin!

I have a ton of things I want to get done now that the wedding is over... there is still the plumbing issue in the basement that needs attention, and I want to have some carpet installed in my son's room and my sewing room, and I have to clean out the garage which I should attend to this weekend as I could unload some of that stuff in a garage sale next week,and I need to make eye exam appointments for me and my son, and there are about a bajillion quilting, cross stitch and knitting projects I want to get to. When I think about everything I want to do I'm tired before I get started...LOL...I think I need a nap.

It is going to be a busy summer! Bring on the warm weather!

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Fun hexies! I like both layouts, you can't go wrong with either of them.

  2. I have added your blog to my watch list because I am very curious what you do with those hexagons. I have a ton of them that I made with a stack and whack technique out of some Mardi Gras mask fabric and it is one of those projects that is ripening away in my pile of UFOs. My intention was to assemble them to each other and I never considered a background. Yours looks neat and has given me food for thought. Your blog title tickles my fancy, too!

  3. Glad the wedding went off well--looking forward to some pics!

  4. These blocks are so striking with the yellow! I'm eager to see what layout you land on (and wedding pics... :-)
    Happy sewing (and cleaning out the garage, and carpet shopping, etc ;-)
    ~ Tracy

  5. Whew - BIG exhale! So glad that the wedding was wonderful. You must be exhausted. Playing with fabric sounds like the perfect way to unwind.I love the movement in those blocks and I am awful at making decisions so you're on your're a master at choosing the perfect setting.
    Thought of you this morning as I went out to mow...the weeds are so tall that I can't see Carol. :)

  6. Congrats to the newlyweds and for the end of wedding planning :). Glad it went well. I'm not surprised it took a couple of days to return to regular programming. The Hexies look terrific!

  7. Congrats on surviving the wedding and to the newlyweds. Looking forward to seeing a pic or two.

  8. thanks for the up close snap shot...those are amazing

  9. So happy the wedding went off without a hitch and you survived to sew again! I'm looking forward to seeing how you end up setting your blocks. I really like that vertical placement with all the negative space, but truth told, I like those hexies PERIOD!!

  10. Beautiful hexis... I really like them set with the yellow!

  11. What ever arrangement you chose, it will be a wonderful quilt! Looking forward to wedding photos.

  12. So happy to hear the wedding went well. Love seeing your different ideas for block placement. They're all beautiful!


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