Thursday, December 23, 2021

Roses in December: Hexagons

I've about finished working with roses this month; however, I do have a few longer term projects that will use my rose prints that will carry over into the new year. 

I have some darker colored rose print scraps in browns and greens that I will be using in:

...a hexagon quilt. This one is called "Sunshine Box Quilt" from Scrappy Firework Quilts by Edyta Sitar. 

I'll use these smaller rose prints for the triangles between the hexagons. 

I'm thinking that along with the brown and green earth tones I'll add in a few hexies made from orange and darker red scraps too. 

I've already started cutting hexies from the smaller scraps. 

I cut a few by hand each day. I'm not good at rotary cutting odd shapes.

Some scraps are too small for a hexie so they go into another scrap pile and the cutting also leaves a few crumbs so I might make a few crumb hexies. For a 52.5 x 65.5 quilt I need 188 hexies.  I might make my quilt a little larger since these hexagons look easy to piece by machine and I think I have more than enough scraps for 188+ hexies.   

There's no rush. 



The Joyful Quilter said...

I'm really enjoying your Rose Stash quilt series, Cathy! Enjoy the slower pace of this new quilt.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

This looks like a wonderful project and I really like the size of the hexis. You have such a beautiful collection of rose fabrics to work with . Have a very Merry Christmas

Susan said...

Wow I love roses, your collection is looking great! Have lots of hexi fun!!!

Julierose said...

Oh I do envy your rose fabric collection--just beautiful fabrics...great idea to make a rose-themed hexie project--I love making hexies--
I have begun one using the Kismet line of fabrics which I love--long term is right--but nice easy hand stitching...I hope your Christmas is Merry and Bright...hugs Julierose

Pamela Arbour said...

You are always so full of inspiration. You remind me of that old song by Frank Sinatra about the ant moving that rubber tree plant. You have high hopes with your scraps and little by little you get them done!

QuiltGranma said...

you are going to have fun with this! I love the tiny print of roses... what era is that... so reminiscent of something!