12 September 2012

Hexagons and Triathlons!

My husband and I have been running marathons and half marathons for while, but just did our first triathlon!  We've always biked a bit, and I started swimming 2 years ago during a running injury and fell in love with it.  (my overachiever husband started swimming again about a month or so ago!) So we decided to try a triathlon and we both LOVED it!  It's great to mix it up with the different sports and not so hard on your body than just running alone.  Stay tuned, there will be more!!

Sporting our medals!!

I started a Hexi quilt a couple months ago.  It's nice to have a travel project I can do by hand on airplanes and hotels, as I've seen WAY too many of those this year!  I was inspired by the Hexi MF quilt along on fatquarterly.com.  (Hexi MF is a play on words with the Prince song Sexy MF, so if you were wondering what MF stands for....)  : )

I'm using the new fabric line 1/2 yard bundle from Bari J. called Lillybelle in the warm color way.  I'm using 1.5" hexis.

After I hand stitched up a big pile of hexis, I started to try different centers to see what I liked.  The pink stands out, but I thought it was a bit much! So I tried white, but couldn't find the right white!  The ground color of Lillybelle is really a very creamy off white.

This one is too beige:

Really close!

I finally had to buy some non-discript creamy fabric at Jo-anns because none of the Kona solids worked!

But I was thinking......

Should I leave one of the hexi flowers with a pink center right in the middle of the quilt just for fun???! :)