Thursday, July 22, 2010


Boy, do I love my quilting bees.  Such wonderful opportunities to try out new things and make new friends!
This month in Scrap Happy, it's Alice's month.  She chose scrappy hexagonal roses with a green border.

So here's the first one.  Nice, normal.  
So.... I just can't leave well enough alone.  
On the next one, I got a little wild, thinking about a "Painting the roses red" kind of vibe.
This one I edged in a lighter green to contrast with the red.  I'm not crazy about it, but I think it will be just fine in a complete quilt.  It's a bit darker than it shows in this picture.

And then?  Then I took it one step farther....  convincing myself that since it's a 3rd block and I just have to make 2, so it's extra, I can do anything wild that I want and she won't have to use it if she hates it.
Yep, blue rose.  Think "The Glass Menagerie."
Guess what?  It's my favorite.  Shocking, I know.

Now, I've never worked with hexagons.  Is she going to have to hand stitch these together?  
I really don't know.  I'd love to use the rose idea and do a whole quilt of roses (probably blue ones), but I think my blocks would probably be square.  
I'm allergic to hand stitching.


  1. I love them all, but the blue is my favorite also! I can't wait to see your square about whipping up a sample for us real quick?!? LOL!

  2. Love scrappy, I know...shocker. Glad I didn't request hand applique!!! LOL!! Great blocks, I like the blue one the best too!



  3. These are really adorable! I definitely love the blue, also.

  4. What a really neat block. I would love to try it someday.

  5. I love those roses! I recently saw a tutorial on machine piecing hexagons. When you sew a row of hexagons together, you need to start sewing 1/4 inch in and stop sewing 1/4 from the end, leaving just the middle portion sewn with 1/4 inch free on each end. Press. Then, as you sew your rows together, you work with one edge at a time, sewing again starting 1/4 inch from the beginning and ending 1/4 inch from the end, then match up the next to edges and continue. I wish I had the link for that tutorial (it was a video on someone's blog) but you could probably google "machine sew hexagons."