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some more hexies...

i used some really old fabric from my stash in these. i bought a huge bag of 3 inch fabric squares in 2001 and then they ended up in a box and i pretty much forgot about them. then they ended up in another box that i store my scraps in. i don't have a lot of just red and white fabric (what i needed for this block) so i thought i'd dig through my scraps and came across these fabrics! all but the two bliss fabrics are from the early 60's and are really great.

that deer fabric is one of my all-time favorite vintage finds. i actually took most of it out of that bag when i first purchased it and used it up. it's flocked and soft and really sweet. i wish i had yardage of it! it's so perfect.

it also helps me remember that i should stay true to the distinct taste that i feel like i have. sometimes when making things for other people i get too wrapped up in throwing together popular fabrics and i need to just let that go and make stuff that is really "me" because i always end up liking it so much more!

Reader Comments (3)

I really like all that red!

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

me too! i am loving more focused color palates lately... i think sometimes having so many options can be too much of a good thing! for a while there i was feeling really lazy about the effort involved in mixing prints and have been sticking to collections. it feels really nice to do the whole "trial and error" until it really feels like things work!

January 13, 2011 | Registered Commentereleven quilts

I love the reds! I realized this evening that I have very few red, purple, and orange fabrics in my stash. Too bad because I love those colors--though not together. :-) And I agree with you. Stay true to your style.

Have you made hexagons before? I started making them ten days ago and I can't stop. My blog is evidence of how coo-coo I am for hexies.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl Allison

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