Posted on August 5th, by Amy in Inspiration, work in progress. 20 comments

Hi there! With just a couple of weeks of summer left, in these parts – I’ve been doing my best to live it up, and have fun with my kiddos. Last week we spent most of a day at a water park, and came home entirely exhausted, but full of excitement to go again – they are all at the perfect age to really enjoy going places like that, and actually have fun! No pictures though – water and electronics don’t mix, and I’m accident prone enough that it could be a problem :)


I’ve been working on this hexie table topper in the evenings. I started with the solid in the center, but I’m thinking it needs to come out, and eliminate the solid plans that I had. I love the “value” hexies, and plan to continue growing it for a while. I have the next round of deep hexies ready to stitch around already. Would you take out the solid?


I’m also collecting inspiration right now, looking ahead to a design heavy week once school is in session. I can feel my creative juices building :)

Next month, I’m speaking at the Wisconsin Quilt Expo – I’m excited and nervous to share my experiences, but really hope to encourage and excite the audience. Any chance you’re planning to be there? I’d love to know a few people before arriving!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

20 thoughts on “Happenings

  1. 1
    Maureen M. says:

    Love the hexies and I think a solid is fine, just maybe a little darker color …maybe a jade green? And I, too, can’t trust myself with a camera at the water park…:)

  2. 2
    Susan Owenby says:

    I don’t love the solid. I think it is the color and not the solid though. It’s such a long stretch from the value of the ones around it. Maybe swap it for a different color?

    Cool project!

  3. 3
    Jacque says:

    I’m going against the grain of the other comments, here. I like the solid, just because it gives a restful spot with the other movement you have going on. Love the differences in value – looking forward to seeing more!

  4. 4
    Carolyn says:

    No not the white solid, perhaps a tone on tone if you want to keep a solid looking piece in the center.

  5. 5
    Sarah Schraw says:

    I think it depends on what you’re planning to add next!

  6. 6
    Joey says:

    I like the solid, just not the color. I think it should be the same value as the light circle of Hexies.

  7. 7
    Diane says:

    I’ll be there! I’ve signed up as one of the presentation volunteers. They needed four and they filled up within an hour! Quilt Expo is a wonderful event and Madison is a beautiful city, especially in the summer. Looking forward to your talk!

  8. 8
    Hilachas says:

    I like the white center. Your hexie table topper will be so pretty. Enjoy your time with your children now. They’ll be off on their own before you know it.

  9. 9
    Queenie says:

    Maybe a chartreuse or hot pink solid center hexie?
    Enjoy your summer, its going fast.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  10. 10
    Denise in PA says:

    I’m in the keep the solid, just a different color camp! It’s going to be beautiful regardless!

  11. 11
    Em says:

    I like the solid as a place to rest the eye. Also love the play on value here.

  12. 12
    Karen says:

    I like the solid, it will draw the eye. I’m making a hexie table topper too, it’s a great, lightweight, no stress project for the summer holidays! :o)

  13. 13
    Sarah @ FairyFace Designs says:

    I think the solid is fine but maybe a different colour. Or a low volume print instead of the solid.

  14. 14
    Shari says:

    Instead of replacing the solid you could embroider a little motif on it. Loving the look of it…

  15. 15
    Camilla says:

    I really like the solid and I think it ties in with the lighter values really well and anchors them. Without knowing what your other solid plans are, I think it could work in really nicely with a mixture of other solid tones.

  16. 16
    Natalia says:

    I really kinda like the center being solid, but I can see why you’d want to change it too! :)

  17. 17
    Karen Dobbs says:

    I agree with two suggestions:

    I like the solid idea. It gives a place for the eye to rest and “kicks it up a notch.” However, I think I’d like a different color.

    I also like the idea of stitching a motif on it.

    Love the colors!

  18. 18
    Diana says:

    Love your project. The solid really is nice as it helps rest the eye. If you change it I’d go with a color although solft or maybe black.

  19. 19
    Janet says:

    Love your hexies! Seems like the middle hexi needs something else – possibly some embroidery or a bolder color to go with the rest of the hexies. Thanks for sharing!

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