Thursday, 30 January 2014

Hexagons and what to do with them

Our quilting group, that I visited last night, are all doing hexagons.  No one has any great project in mind, but it seems at least three quarters of our ladies last night were stitching away at their hexies.

They all do them differently – some favour the traditional way – the needle basted through the cardboard way.  Some favour the catching a stitch way, some favour the glue basting way.  I’m a firm follower of the needlebasted way – I like the slow, methodical work of the basting.

But what to do when you have stitched all your hexies?  When you’ve made a quilt and you have some left over?  I collated some links for you to look through – I’m definitely making more than one of these projects!

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Hexies just scream pincushions to me.  This lovely one seems easy enough, and you can make it in any size.  I found it here: Hexie Pincushion Tutorial by Benita Skinner

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Polkadotchair.com has an awesome quilt using BIG hexagons.  We always think small when we do hexies, but here’s a great way to make use of some BIG ones!

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There’s a truly awesome hexie holder for those of us who need to make another pouch or bag!  This one is from Comfort Stitching.

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Where The Orchids Grow has an excellent tutorial for a flex purse – I’m just drooling over those Liberty hexies. 

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Fabadashery has a pattern for the most DIVINE (yes, I’m yelling – I love this) pincushion.  This one is definitely getting made.

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DeliaCreates has a tutorial by See Kate Sew over at her website – these very sweet little hexie pouches.  Only problem is, they just use two hexies.  What do I do with the other 20294738739 I have made?

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My Three Sons has a very clever little needlebook at her website.

So for now, that’s all the links I can find though I suspect there are many millions more out there.  I really need to stop surfing for links and start stitching but it’s been so hot the last few days all I want to do is sit very still. 

And so I will say goodnight for now, I’m still systematically working my way through the Grow Your Blog list, and I hope to visit lots more blogs in the next few days.

If you are new to here, I’m so pleased that you’ve come to have a look and I hope to hear from you!

Till tomorrow,

Suzie

10 comments:

  1. Hi Suzie, thank you for visiting my blog and I'm happy to have found you!! Thank you for these links, I'm quite addicted to hexies or any epp at the moment. This has been such a fun 'party', looking forward to following along and seeing your wonderful creations. xx's Kim

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    1. Thanks, Kim! EPP is such a big deal at my group right now.

      Suzie

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  2. Hi Suzie-I have never ever made a hexi before, but I bought a glass template from Val-and am going to have a go at it-I am saving this post-great ideas! thanks so much (I am a new follower from the GYB party
    Kathy

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    1. Hi Kathy,

      The very first project I ever did before I was ten was hexies. I didn't do too badly a job, considering. And I still have it!

      Suzie

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  3. Hi Suzie - we met through the Grow Your Blog event. I am crazy for hexagons and have made lots of quilts. At the moment I am running a quilt along that stars off with hexagons.I love all the small projects you've shown and am off to visit the other blogs you mentioned. I am tempted to make more than one of the projects that you've highlighted. Thanks for this interesting post!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen. Sometimes I think it's nice to visit other people's links they recommend - you never know where you'll end up!

      Suzie

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  4. These are all amazing Suzie...welcome to OPAM

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  5. So glad to have found you! I did hexie quilting a few years ago (made a doll quilt) and now I think I'm ready to take it up again. I don't know of any quilting groups in my town, especially ones interested in hand piecing, so I'm extra-happy to meet someone of a similar philosophy online. HI! :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Mariah!

      Do you have a blog?

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