We'll be making that little hexagon flowers quilt in my book The Civil War Sewing Circle for the October challenge and so it's not too early to get started making the hexagons now. It seems like I've been nagging you all summer. When October comes and it's hexagon crunch time, you'll really be glad you finished a few of them.
Hexagons have been on my brain recently and I am now seeing them everywhere I go. I went to a restaurant and as I was leaving the ladies rest room I noticed the floor tiles and had to laugh. Look - hexagon flowers.
This style of tiles is so popular in bathroom floors in older buildings but I don't think I ever noticed that they were hexagon flowers. They looked familiar and I'm pretty sure I had these bathroom tiles in my first apartment years ago, LOL.
A recent shopping trip -
I've been shopping here for years but never really noticed that the Carson's logo is a hexagon flower, duh.
My bracelet box is a hexagon. Never noticed until today.
I was forced to clean out our front hall closet last weekend, when an attempt to find something my daughter needed to take back to school with her failed miserably. I knew it was in there SOMEWHERE. It's been way too long since I last cleaned out that closet. At the end of the weekend I ended up with several hefty bags full of shoes, boots and coats (some with big shoulder pads, if you can believe it. Of course you can, LOL.). And then I found this on a shelf, way up on top, in the back. I can't even remember buying it. Maybe it was a gift, who knows? Or, maybe the Hexagon Fairy is living at my house.
Teeny tiny pieces. Seems like the puzzle would take as long as the quilt.
They're everywhere. And this is your last, gentle reminder that you should get started making some little hexagons and hexagon flowers if you're itching to make that quilt with us in October.
I demonstrated just how easy it is to make these at the quilt show I attended in Galesburg a few weeks ago. Several women who watched me whip up a few said they had no idea they were this simple. Quilters - you can do this too! The instructions are in the book but you can find some great tutorials all over blogland if you look hard enough.