Sunday, September 19, 2010

Recipe for Friendship



What I needed was a recipe, a Recipe for Friendship, something to make from my one and only jelly roll by Mary Engelbreit.  A few ideas came to mind, but what I kept seeing was hexagons, not a flower garden, just lots of colourful hexagons mixed together.  A trip to the market provided the extra ingredients needed for the border, red and yellow polka-dots!


So, over the summer, a little at a time, I mixed up some delicious batches of hexagons and now I have 560 baked and ready to go.  With 37 different fabrics, this should make a fun mix for the center of my quilt. 


I still need to prepare hexagons for the border, but in the meantime, I think it would be okay to start stitching together a Recipe for Friendship



A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.

~Douglas Pagels


Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

38 comments:

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Karen---I love your recipe!

Love your collection of hexagons they will make a lovely flower or two!! :) Carolyn

Ariane said...

Your hexagon's are adorable. Love them!!!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

great idea for your Jelly Roll! That ME fabric is adorable :^)

Zlaty said...

Very yummy fabric and great saying!

Meredith said...

How sweet. Baked and ready to go!

Angelika said...

That looks really yummy ! Hurry up and show us the result :-))

Marieke said...

Hope to see the endresulat of that: they look great. And you said it right about being or having a friend!

Marion B. said...

What a lovely post this is.

Katrien said...

Lovely hexagonnes i very sweet fabrics.

The Quilting Pirate said...

How sweet! What a great creative post!

Terry said...

It's going to be beautiful! Love how you photographed all the "ingredients"! :0)

Brigitte said...

Such nice colours. It is good to have friends.

Crispy said...

Wow they are wonderful Karen!! I REALLY love how you presented your batch of hexagons, really cute!!

Crispy

Cisca said...

Lovely hexagons, Karen and a nice saying!
Greetings, Cisca

Diane H said...

My mouth is watering...can't wait til their done!

*karendianne. said...

Wow! What a charming, delightful, loving post!!! They're beautiful you know. Just beautiful. You sure made me smile.

Paula said...

Beautiful post and you hexies are gorgeous.

Karen said...

Doesn't ME fabric just make you smile? Love it! How are you going to put your hexies together?

Funoldhag said...

What a super, duper quilt that will make, Karen. ME's designs are just wonderful!

Stray Stitches said...

Love the hexies! Looking forward to see your creation when it is complete!!

Tineke said...

These hexies make me happy... wonderful choice!

yvonne said...

Prachtig!!!!!!!!!! gr yvonne

Gerda Hartman said...

Love them. Have a nice day.

pajudie said...

How cute - looking forward to seeing the finished quilt :o) Mary Engelbreit is one of my favorites!
Judie

gerda said...

what a nice recipe...i think this will be great!!!
have a nice day..;0)

Vivian said...

Oh my! How sweet! I'm looking forward to seeing these adorable ME fabrics together in a quilt.
Lovely post.

Anita deR said...

What a lovely idea, e recipe for Friendship, very nice colours for the hexagons.

Francien said...

What a lovely bright colors Karen!!..i make hexies from any scraps i have and just pick them randomly and sew them together...that turned out to be my most beautiful quilts....i made them a long time ago and i did not had a digitalcamera then so i have no photo`s of them and don`t have the quilts anymore...but i can see your quilt is going to be a beauty as you lay the hexies out and maybe sew them together that way...good luck with it all..and thank you for the lovely comment on my blog..
greetings Francien.

Sandra said...

The fabrics you chose are beatiful! What a colorful variety. Can't wait to see how you will put it together and I love how you photographed the ingredients:)

pauline said...

I love the bright colours of your "friendship"quilt. Hexagons are never boring.
I also love the frase about friendship.
Warm greetings,

Carrie P. said...

What a great way to show off your hexies. The baking idea is so cute. Have fun sewing them.

Renate said...

Can't wait to see your Hexagon-Mix-Quilt. What a nice idea!

Melody said...

Your posts are the best. You are so inventive I always love to visit.

Brigitte said...

Thank you for your nice comment about my 1940s quilt quiltsampler.blogspot.com

Joan said...

Loved your post and the name of your quilt with the hexagons. Your clamshells are looking very neat too. :)

Gisele said...

Such a creative post, love your recipe & the colours of all those sweet hexies!

The Tile Lady said...

This was such a clever post! I enjoyed it so much!

Crunchy Diva said...

what a great recipe!! Can't wait to see this come together! Thanks for visiting my blog & commenting!!!!!!