Sunday, 4 August 2013

new hexagon and some retail therapy..

Yesterday at the blue gum quilters I got to have a go at pieced hexagons.
I was going great guns, bursting with enthusiasm, being ever so careful, but still ended up making a mistake. To correct the mistake I had to cut more pieces which allowed me to have two hexies. So glad I picked the most simple piecing who knows what would have happened had I picked the complicated one. I am sure it would have ended in tears...
Here are my two hexagons..... destined to become candle mats for Christmas
They don't quite match up perfectly in the centre but overall I am happy with them. I don't see a quilt made of these in my future but it was enjoyable learning to do something new.

 I popped in to spotlight today to spend some vouchers that I had received. I was intending on buying some wool but nothing grabbed me. Mum and I wandered into the fabric section and I just had to have these two panels.
such handsome dogs
 and adorable cats...

 I am very fussy with this type of fabric and only like buying it if the features are realistic. I so wish there had been a curly on the fabric but that's what happens when you have a rare breed.
The detail is gorgeous. Not sure what they will become but I just had to have the panels--- just because.

Best get to some housework then hopefully some crafting time...
cheers
marina

19 comments:

Susan said...

It's always fun to learn a new technique, and they will make good candle mats with the centre being plain. Cute panels.....maybe the dogs would like something made for them.

Elyte said...

Those hexagons will make lovely little candle mats. The colours look very Christmassy.
You were definitely meant to go to Spotlight today, those fabrics were just sitting there waiting for you. I have heard that you can have your own fabric printed with your chosen images. Your curlies may have their own fabric yet!

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love your hexagons, they look very Christmasy! Cute fabrics, I was wondering what you might make with them!

Grit said...

Your stars are so beautiful.
And this fabric looks fantastic!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Really cute fabric...

Mistea said...

Nice hexies, that red is perfect.
Pretty fabrics, can't wait to see how you use these.

kiwikid said...

Oh Marina...love the dog panel!! Aren't they great illustrations!! Your pieced hexies are great too, you are very clever!!
xx

Cheryl said...

Love your new hexagons - will be fantastic candlemats Marina. And that fabric is so cute

Lib said...

Love the fabric and well done on the hexies.

Jindi's Cottage said...

For a simple design those pieced hexies look complicated enough to me, are you sure they don't match in the centre, they look pretty perfect to me!...
cute fabric, I know what you mean about no Curleys, there are never Kelpies either (not exactly a rare breed but rarely represented)...

Sheila said...

Your hexies are really very pretty , looks like a complicated block and you did a fantastic job. Those panels are just precious and look very realistic, I will be interested to see,what you do with them :-)

Christine M said...

Your blocks look great Marina. Cute dog and cat fabric.

Fiona said...

great work on the pieced hexies... they look fiddle fiddle... that fabric does look fun.. the english bulldog is a favourite of mine..
Hugz

elliek said...

Those hexies are far more complicated than the beginner ones I have!!! They look fabulous and you have just given me an idea so thank you so much. The doggy panels look very cute.

Carrie P. said...

your blogs are gorgeous to me.
fun dog and cat fabric.

Els koetsier said...

The hexagon blocks are beautifull,praktise ad praktise a lot of these blocks and you will have a great quilt. it is a difficult block to get it perfect.

The panels with the dogs and cat waaauw.

Cheers Els

Tatkis said...

Adorable hexagon blocks!
The cat and dog fabrics is so cute :)))

Hugs,
Tatyana

Wendy said...

these are very lovely...I love learning new ways to make hexies and these look so pretty...the panels are wonderful!

Tania said...

Hi Marina, your doggy fabric is just gorgeous. And I think your candle mats are just perfect, and such lovely colours!