Friday, June 18, 2010

Goodies

Since I don't have over 1100 different fabrics in my stash to use to make the hexagon charm quilt, I have been participating in some charm pack swaps.  My packages have been slowly trickling in.  Even some surprise squares from my mother-in-law!  Yay!  When we went to visit my Shawn's parents over Memorial Day, my mother-in-law started her own hexagon quilt as well. 


I also started piecing together some of my hexagons.  I want to be able to mix piecing the hexagons and making them so I don't become burnt out by one or the other. 


Now that I'm seeing how the one color looks, I'm second guessing my choice.  This photo doesn't really make them look very attractive in general though.  Note to self:  find a better way to photograph pieced hexagons.

Instead of doing the color wave approach, maybe I do want a more random layout more like this.  Or maybe this.  I don't know.  What do you think?  I think I may go back to making hexagons and revisit this issue later.

7 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

random...

Laurel H. said...

Hmmm; I don't know. Can you just lay some out first, before stitching them together? Then you can view a colorwave layout vs. a random layout.

Terriaw said...

What a great idea to do some swaps to get a variety in your stash! I love the hexagons you have done so far. Know what you're going to make with these yet? I really want to try these too!

mh said...

I like the second random photo.

Sunshine said...

Do you have a link to a colour wave hexi quilt? i'm still voting for the wave instead of the colour-flowers or the random. Maybe you could do a colour wave that isn't smooth, so when you switch from blue to green, instead of having all blue, then all turquoise then all green, have some green hexis in the blue are, some turquoise in the blue and green and a couple of blues in the greens - know what I mean?? :) C.

April said...

Yeah, go random. Just throw them down and don't think about it.

However, this is coming from someone who has never done it. But the Random idea seems less stressful and will still look great.

Rebekah said...

I like the random layout better.