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Monday, January 26, 2015

A Squishy, A NEWfo and a Challenge!

Last week I received a surprise squishy from my friend Chantal at Ramblings of a Quilter!!!

The contents of the package were not so much the surprise but their arrival was! I had commented on the fussy cut Santa fabric some time ago and Chantal thought she might have some extra bits laying around (large bits I might add!!). And then Chantal spoke up that she had also found another fabric she knew I would like - and boy was she right!!! How could this hexie girl not adore a  lime green hexie fabric called "honey hive"??? Thank you Chantal!!!! Your timing was perfect - having been sick on my birthday, it was a nice pick me up. I think I might have actually jogged back to work from the post office so I could open it :)

The new honey hive fabric reminded me that I wanted to start a new project. I now have 34(!!!) hexie related fabrics. I did NOT want an EPP quilt just for the irony and didn't even want hexie shaped pieces of fabric. I also thought it would be a fun twist for my hexie trunk shows this fall. It won't be finished (how does one declare a quilt finished when there are more fabrics to collect??) but it will be fun!

Then I remembered this project and thought it could be the perfect pattern if I used scrappy black-on-black for the setting pieces since the hexie fabrics were in such a wild array of colors.

Sorry, the colors are really wishy washy in this photo - it's overcast and snowing again today :)

I have four blocks done so far. My current concern is that there is too much black between each of the blocks, even if I do have to account for seam allowances. I might make a couple blocks in non-hexie fabrics with smaller setting triangles to see how I like them. The other side of the coin is that this is a really dark black so that might make it seem like too much black.

My fav block so far is Super Hexie-Man!!!!

And now for the challenge...
I am hoping all y'all will help me with my search for hexie fabrics. I am willing to trade or pay whatever you feel is fair. At the least I need a 5" charm square but I would be thrilled for more! I would even appreciate black-on-black fabrics. They seem few and far between here in my neck of the woods.  Thanks!!!!


Julierose said...

Hi Sarah--I have some scraps on black on black--or grayed on black that you can have..just wend me your mailing address and I will send them onto you...hugs, Julierose

Janet O. said...

I don't think I have any hexie fabric, and I'm not sure about black on black, either, but I will check my stash and let you know when I get back from an appointment in town. Just headed out the door.

Missy Shay said...

That is a fun idea. I'll keep my eye out foryou!

Denise :) said...

I'll keep an eye out, too. I may have some black on black -- what minimum sizes of that do you need? I'm not sure about the hexi fabrics. Something tells me I might have one or two, but I can't remember. I'll check!!! :)