Sunday, July 14, 2013

Wonderful Heart Hexagon Tutorial

I'd love to show you a picture, but it isn't mine to show, so head over to The Tilted Quilt and scroll down to her second picture of the hexagon heart. There you'll find the tutorial for how to make your own! To see a quilt of them in the making, check out Freshly Pieced and scroll down just a little bit. Two wonderful inspirations for those who love hexagons!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Hexagon quilt

Hi, I am Věra, 41 and I am from the Czech Republic. English isn´t my mother´s tongue but I´ll try my best. I love patchwork and  EPP and today I want to show you my last finished hexagon quilt. It´s a kind of scrap quilt and I had no pattern for it. The flower fabrics was my daughter´s dress. I started from the center and used home-made plastic templates about 2 inch size.

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

Block 3, 4 and 5

Here are my last blocks in Red Hexagon Embroidery Sew Along. I try to do the stitcheries as simple as possible, because I'm a newbie when comes to embroidery. You can read more about my blocks and see the details here.


Hello, dear hexies friends ! My name is Nadine, I'm 61, married, mother of 4 and grandmother of 2 and we're livng part time in Belgium and Spain, since our retirement last year.

I'm quilting for more than 18 years, and I'm a handpiecer/handquilter, no matter how long it takes (and, boy, it sometimes takes loooong!) My favourite quilts are the scrappy ones, with a vintage look. Of course I love EPP (aaah, those hexies!), so easily portable and with such accurate results!

As many quilter friends, I have to confess that I'm (very) easily distracted with new projects/patterns... which leads to a growing pile of UFO's! But, after all, who cares - as long as we're having fun?

Some weeks ago, however, I decided to sort out those UFO's, and I found a lovely box filled with 3/4" hexie flowers that really, really deserved coming back on my working table... When I saw this blog, while browsing through the Web, I thought it would be a good idea being part of such a cheerful, inspirational team, and so here I am now, with those hexie flowers, that I'm planning to piece without any "path" between them, in order to get that "mosaic" effect that I love so much.
Enjoy your sewing, dear friends !  Until next time ;>)

NADINE ("Friendship Threads" blog)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

So Many Cute Hexagon Projects!

Are you following the great resurgence in hexagon popularity? It's amazing what people are doing with them! Here are some sites I found today, just wandering around:

Log Cabin Hexagon Tutorial I love the fabrics she used. There are two parts to this, and part two is found here.

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.