Friday, December 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Well, duh! I meant to include the link for you all. Here it is: Geta's Hexagon Cutting Post. Thanks for bringing that to my attention, Margaret!
Monday, September 16, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
By the way, as you might know, Jessica just published a veeery nice book about EPP. In my opinion, this book is a MUST for every EPP lover. It's full of tips, patterns, layouts, etc... (No personnal interest, it's just that I think credit must be given when deserved).
So, back to my Batiks, I could now easily see them as stars, representing fireworks on a dark (night) background. This is how I see it :
- 7 stars appliqued on a dark (night) background,
- with 1 multicolored star in the center,
- and 6 other ones around, each of a specific color,
- then a multicolored hexies border, to remind the center star.
See what I mean ? ;>)
So here's my center star :
I'm using 3/4" paper pieces, and I'm having so much FUN with this project! I've already selected other Batiks for the 6 other stars, and they're all cut out... Wish me luck!
See you next time, with some progress on this project. ENJOY your piecing, my friends!
PS : anyone wishing to join me in this fun project is heartfully welcome!
Friday, August 9, 2013
I dove in on the day I started to have timeable contractions for my fourth baby. I wanted something to do with my hands that would keep my mind calm. Bonus, it gave me something to do at the hospital while we waited to go home.
3 months later and I have just under 900 hexagons completed. I have several flowers done as well. I love handwork, so it is perfect for me to do while the baby is nursing, while traveling, and while I am waiting at my older kids activities.
I am not really following a pattern. I am mostly using my scraps up, plus I put out a call on facebook to my friends, looking for their scraps. Recently we went to visit my family out of state and my Grandma gave me full access to her fabric stash! I am thinking I want to be at about 3,000 hexagons to make a good size snuggle quilt (I am doing 1" hexagons). I know that "Snuggle" is not a size, but in our house, all quilts are for snuggling, and when you are a family of 6, you need ample blanket to go around. :)
My older girls like to play with the hexagons like they are puzzles or create flowers for me to sew together. One day, when this quilt is done, there will be a lot of memories tied into it.
My girls, Ella and Thea playing with the hexagons
Ana, 3 months old, and 3 months of hexagons (881)
Playing around with arrangement. I am pretty sure I am going to stick to a rainbow wash like this. It just makes me happy, and that is what counts, right?
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
It´s all hand pieced and hand quilted. Originally it should be the round table - topper, but finally I decided to make haxagon shape and not to use the binding - there´s an extra back row. This quilt didn´t meet my sewing machine, I swear. It tooks me about six months, but I´m proud of it.
I hope you like it and may be it´s a little inspiraton.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
See a different view of a similar idea here
a cute pillow pincushion with a hexagon flower
Photograph of a top in the Nebraska State Historical Society.
A machine done tutorial on hexagon coasters. I liked seeing how she put this hexagon together.
Like Modern? Try this combination of hand and machine techniques to make a Modern Hexagon Quilt.
I'm sure you have a lot of favorite links. Some of the best ideas are right here on this blog! Feel free to share links only (not pictures, as those belong to the blog owner) here. Most of the posts here are about our own work, but occasionally, it's okay to share links only to hexagons which have inspired you. Please don't share any links not hexagon related, however.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Here's the photograph.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Here's the photograph first.
You can see all five together and find the links to the pattern on my blog: cq4fun.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
I've added a poll at the top of the sidebar so members and visitors can vote to let us know how people typically prepare to do their hexagon quilts. Thanks for participating and helping us find common ground!
I loved this example I found. Click on the photo to find her many interesting hexagon projects.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
These flowers are here placed on a 2" hexagon, and you understand that they are really small. I have to join at least two of these flowers to my work every month. I make a cross in my calendar, that way I keep up my motivation for it.
It isn't going fast, but still it's groing every month.
There are thousands of hexies already. You may count them if you like.
This is the back side, almost as beautiful as the front. Needn't use much batting here.
Can I inspire anyone to start these small hexagons?
Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Royal Society Vintage Tiny Transfers
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
You have to study it closely to understand how I did it. The hexagons are about 1 1/2". All the hexies are hand sewn, and hand quilted. Take a closer look at the quilting in the next picture.
Hope this can inspire you to use all your small scraps, and make a real beauty out of them.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Both in preparing for a demo at our monthly Hexie Night at my LQS:
|Made with yummy Cherrywood Fabrics!|
This is an 18" block which will be made in to a cat mat. I still need to decide what hexie-something-or-other to add to the corners to liven it up a little more.
|The red fabric has hexies on it!|
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Here is how I do it. First I cut paper templates. Then I cut the fabrics about 1/4" outside the edges of the paper. I sew the fabric around the paper, but do not sew through. That way I can use the paper again and again, as long as the shape is good. The edges of the hexagon templates are 1".
At last I make a block out of four half hexagons, as you can see in the last picture, and join the block to the quilt as I like the colours to be. Gives me a sort of a chevron pattern, and I've never seen anybody else doing it this way. Have you?
I've thought about making the colours the opposite way, the blue and green in the middle. Think that would have given me a butterfly row instead of a black zigzag. I have to try that next time.
Monday, February 11, 2013
And, if you just want a quickie project...try this as a mugrug. I'm sorry the model is blocking part of the photo...
Monday, February 4, 2013
Here's a close-up for the quilting.
I love to use all my tiny scraps this way.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Here you can see a close-up of the hexies. A bit difficult to see the quilting, but I quilted inside every hexagon. I made the pattern for this, and I like the way it came out. It is now my pride hanging in my hall.
I had to sew some bread basket clothes to find out what to do with the ends when I had quilted it all.