Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Flowers on a Cold Rainy Day

Day 10 of Blogtoberfest.

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My hexies are the only flowers blooming in my garden today.  There are a few hardy blooms still out there, but tonight we are supposed to get a killing frost and then they will be gone too.  It is cold and dark and gloomy today.  I can hear the rain beating down on the roof of the solarium.  Not a nice day for anything except staying indoors and sewing and quilting.  But that is not a bad thing.  Is it?

I am experimenting with my flowers.  I feel that this flower pot quilt will not be as large as I would like it to be, so I am trying to see if I can add a border of hexies all the way around to increase the size - those triangle units surrounded by white hexies that you see in the top of the photo.  They should add about a 5inch border on all sides.  I am curious as to how to measure hexagons.  I hear of 1 inch and .5 inch hexagons, but what does that mean?  Are they measured along a side, or across from point to point down the middle or from point to point across the narrower part? Does anyone have an answer for me?


Simone de Klerk said...

So now you're even happier with you flowers inside, to brighten up your day (o:

Monica said...

Hexagons are measured along one side, so a 1" hexagon will be 2" across the points. This convention helps you figure out what size you need of different shapes to fit them all together. The Paper Pieces website is helpful too.

Hope that helps!