Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Recalculating

Not too long ago, I posted what I thought would be my final hexagon flower for the quilt I'm making.  I was ready at that point to start in on the white border pieces.  But then I decided to make sure my original plan would give me the size I anticipated.  Now, since I teach math, normally I don't have a problem with calculating and recalculating.  But, honestly, sometimes after work I just can't stand the thought of doing more math.  So, I decided to just go ahead and sew some together and measure with my arms to reach the desired width.  Here's the hexie chain....



And the verdict....need to go wider and consequently a bit longer than planned.  So then I "had" to do the math and .... I need 40 more?!  Ah, well I love sewing the hexie flowers so I just got busy.  Here's 3 I finished this week. 
Just Peachy
Pretty in Pink
 
Powder Puff
I usually try to do one per night, so hopefully I can get back on track and keep up the pace... well maybe every other night!


Oh, and don't forget to stop by One Flower Wednesday's to see more hexagon projects and progress...there's a button on my sidebar.

9 comments:

Valentina said...

Oh Linda, how lovely! I really like your flowers.
I can't even begin calculating as I am making hexi-flowers for 3 or 4 projects! LOL
But I really like the way your quilt will look, congrats!
:)

Valentina said...

Wendy, how you ended up being Linda, I don't know...
LOL
Oh well, it's late and linda which means beautiful in spanish sounds like lovely...
In any case, Wendy great job and your new 40's will be made really quickly, you'll see!

Melody said...

Lovely flowers, Wendy.

Jeanette said...

your flowers are very lovely.

Renate said...

Your flowers are lovely.
I think it is not so easy to calculate how many hexies are needed for a quilt.

Karen said...

Love the names you have given to your flowers Wendy. The hexie chain looks great and you will have the 40 needed flowers stitched in no time.

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful flowers! I especially like Powder Puff.

Kate said...

Hi Wendy...you have made more beautiful flowers for your garden...They really are lovely.you will soon get the other 40 done...Kate x

Brigitte said...

Your latest hexis are beautiful. I am so glad to hear you need to sew more because that means you'll have more to show us. I have a softspot for show and tell.
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