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Scrap Happy October

October 14, 2020

marking time

 still adding a hexie flower to the window every week – each Monday morning

it is interesting to see how such a deliberate and physical observation has affected my awareness of time

number 33 – you can just see them through the reflection

because I’ve never made a quilt or stitched hexies I needed to figure out how these were all going to go together

so I started to make extras

and then stitch them together

 now I have a hexie wreath with seven flowers and a border – 15inches/38cm. across

if they go together as a nine patch I would need 63 individual flowers 

already there are almost enough for five in the window

plus the trial one above

and another half finished

there will need to be a small star shape to join the wreaths

when I figure out exactly how to make them they may start going in the window

and then the borders pose a problem as I’m not sure there are enough plain coloured fabrics in the stash

oh, gee whiz!

when I started this whole hexie thing I had no idea where it would take me

please excuse my rambling – my brain is having trouble putting all this together

oops! I forgot to add the links to other scrap happy folks – here they are

Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean (me),
Joanne, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki, Pauline,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin, Vera, and Nanette

18 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2020 3:03 pm

    You may have to hang a hexie “wreath” on your front door this year in place of the traditional one made of greenery!


  2. Susan Nixon permalink
    October 16, 2020 5:58 pm

    That’s pretty amazing. I remember when you first started putting them up and now there are 33!


    • October 16, 2020 10:26 pm

      Susan – it is surprising when you think about it – 231 days – and still many more weeks/months to go before anyone will be distributing a viable vaccine. Stay safe!


  3. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    October 15, 2020 3:24 am

    I knew we had been in this state of suspended animation for a long time but 33 weeks! Your window hexies have been an excellent way of marking time. And one day they will become something that is a reminder of all we hav been through this year (and maybe next the way things are going!)


    • October 15, 2020 11:35 am

      Sue – as a nurse I never thought this was going away in a hurry but sometimes it is difficult to actually see how long it has been- never mind how much longer (and deadlier) it might be. best to just stay home and spin!

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  4. claire93 permalink
    October 15, 2020 2:04 am

    you seem rather addicted to hexies, which appear a perfect way to use up scraps!


    • October 15, 2020 11:36 am

      Claire – I really didn’t think the hexie project would become such a major event. When this is finished – it is finished.


  5. October 14, 2020 5:57 pm

    I love that red fabric in the surround, and the way it shoots out from the centre. I hadn’t thought about them being deliberate and physical evidence, but you are right…something strange seems to have happened to time in my neighbourhood too.


    • October 14, 2020 6:39 pm

      Kjerstin – time is very strange, it seems to flex and bend. The red material was bought to line something so long ago I can’t remember what. Might have enough to do one more 7 patch, then what?.

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  6. October 14, 2020 2:11 pm

    Welcome to the wonderful world of hexism. You are currently experiencing the way the hexies start flexing their muscles and expressing their needs, rather than being passive little shapes pretending to be ‘useful’ ways to use up scraps! I do love what you’re creating there. You could also border your 7-flower shape with alternate colours so that your fabric requirement becomes less. Lovely scrappiness 🙂


    • October 14, 2020 6:42 pm

      Kate – won’t do much more finishing now until the window hexies are finished. Only time will tell what it will look like. Definitely won’t buy fabric so have to use the stash.


      • October 15, 2020 12:22 am

        Which is absolutely in the spirit of hexies and ScrapHappy. And only time will tell when you’ll be able to finish the window hexies!


      • October 15, 2020 11:38 am

        Kate – wish they used more of the stash but grateful for small blessings. Yes, one day this will be over.


      • October 15, 2020 12:39 pm

        Actually, if they end up as a quilt of some sort, that should be its name: Small Blessings. Perfect!


      • October 15, 2020 1:38 pm

        Kate – thanks, I’ve written it down in my journal so I don’t forget. It’s perfect and you are great with names.


      • October 15, 2020 1:53 pm

        I look forward to seeing how it turns out 🙂


      • October 15, 2020 2:03 pm

        Kate 🙂


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