It's football season again in the U.S.
I was never a huge football fan, until my sons got old enough to appreciate the sport. They both played football for a few years in school, and developed a love of the game that persists to this day. My hubby was a life-long fan, so I had to learn to love the game in self-defense.
Now it's a given that my family will gather together for any opportunity to watch football on television - be it college or professional. That means I need stitching projects to keep my hands busy during the games!
Just as the season was getting started I realized I had run out of flamingo hexies to hand-stitch.
I started making these hexies about a year and a half ago, using Barb Vedder's Hex Vex pattern. It's been a great adventure in fussy cutting! Just when I think I've run out of ideas for fussy cut blocks, I'll get a new inspiration.
I've been taking stock of my completed blocks and thinking about what styles and colors I need to make a nicely balanced finished quilt. These hexies are all created from three 60º diamond shapes.
Inspired by Cathy's All Creatures Great and Small, I added some hexies made from equilateral triangles.
It helps to have some plain (not pieced) hexies in the mix, too.
The hexie stars are probably the most satisfying block for fabric play. They've got the most pieces/seams, but they're so much fun!
I've been doing a lot of cutting and playing this weekend, so now I've got a stack of block components that should keep me busy for at least part of football season! (Haha - if I run out of hexies, I've always got quilt bindings that need to be hand-stitched!)
Are you still reading? You must like flamingos! I've been collecting them for many years, so I'm attuned to all things flamingo.
You can imagine how tickled I was to receive this picture from my youngest son this week. I'm glad to see he doesn't fall far from the tree!