Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Little Hexies

I am new to making hexagons, but I can already see how we will become fast friends.  I do not have a plan for these little guys.  I only started making them because it was high time that I learned how.


I have a little pouch of scraps, thread, needles and paper templates next to the couch, so when we are watching TV or I just have a quiet minute, I start stitching hexies.  It took a while to get the hang of the first two or three, but after 10 I was hooked.


These are little 1.5 inch hexies, so I can not imagine making enough for a quilt.  Maybe for a pouch or a notebook cover?  I don't know.  I am open to suggestions if you have an idea to share.  For now, I think I'll just keep adding to the collection....


34 comments:

Manda said...

They are so colourful and cute! I agree with the something smaller plan... one day I will do something with mine!

Patchwork and Play said...

Very,very pretty! I like to have a plan for my EPP so maybe think about how they might look as flowers for a cushion?

Flying Blind... said...

Lovely - definitely a cushion cover xx

Kelli said...

They are rather addicting aren't they? They would make a great cushion cover or even a cute random stripe across a baby quilt. You are right, they are so happy and colorful! xo

Judith, Belfast said...

These are lovely C even just as they are! A cushion cover would be lovely too! Jxo

susan said...

Definitely choose a smaller project. I have a friend who has been working on a hexie quilt for (brace yourself) almost 25 years. Best aim small and then hopefully for a completion.

Kathy said...

Oh, these are so bright and cheerful, anything you make with these would be lovely :)

Di said...

Your hexies look like a stack of lovely colour. I would go with the other comments and suggest a cushion cover. Di xo

Collette said...

they are cute and very addictive! There is quite a lot you can do with them- my hubby doesn't like me hand stitching while watching tv cause I can't give him and the tv my full attention :(( they are such a mobile project too! x

Nicky said...

I'd still go for the quilt but mix it up - hexies of different sizes appliqued onto a background similar to Katie's gorgeous quilt

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2703/4488745899_4735af816a_z.jpg

Celtic Thistle said...

They are lovely, so bright and cheerful. Use them in something you will see and use a lot they deserve to be seen!

patchworkdelights said...

I love hexies!!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

I love your hexies! I'm a bit freaked out by what Susan just said though.... I've been quietly making hundreds of hexies out of 5" charm squares. I'm a year in, and the thought of it not being finished for another 24 years is just scarey!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Pretty stacks! Go small, your interest is sure to wain. Not that you are a flake... I just know what hexies are like!

beaquilter said...

what a neat pile... do you have a pic of the back of them? I'm curious to see how you attached them and the cardboard etc.... I just finished a pentagon stuffed ball but I think I did the template and the sewing to the template all wrong or a hard way, the ball looks fine now...

randi--i have to say said...

oh fun! hexies make for the best photographs! how about a pillow? they are small, but they can also be quite eye-catching!

Deborah said...

Love all the pretty colors. How about a little zipper bag...or a big zipper bag!

Sarah said...

They're lovely and bright, would make a fab cushion :-)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

So cute and definitely addictive! I agree a cushion would be lovely :)

Pieces to Love said...

I have a love of hexi's. So much that I have over 1100 of them made and I have been working on the slow process of sewing them together. So far though only 156 have been stitched together. I need some more road trips so that I will make time to work on them.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous colours! They'd make a wonderful quilt - well worth waiting 25 years to quilt it!!

diane said...

that is a pretty stack of hexies

Diane-crewe said...

is this a collection or an adiction ? xx

Katie said...

As someone who is very slowly working on making hexies too, I say a small project is best. Mine will eventually become a sewing machine cover. I'm secretly hoping I get one in the For the Love of Solids Swap so my machine gets a pretty cover sooner than I will make one.

Katy Cameron said...

Yup, definitely couldn't do a quilt from them o.O They make fab accents on all sorts of things though, I'm sure divine inspiration will hit :o)

strandkorbtraum said...

welcome to the hexy addiction ... don't worry, it's not impossible to make enough for a quilt ... as long as you tell yourself I will just make 1 more row .. one more border...
The ylook very colourful!

Allegory said...

This makes me want to go find where I left my lil hexie making kit. That's a gorgeous stack of hexies.

Strawberry Patch said...

l.o.v.e little hexi's. Yours are so cute and colourful, I have the bug too!

mammafairy said...

I am afraid, I just did a cushion cover, years ago. Not done hexies since. I did see a stunning dolls house quilt in the smallest hexies imagineable, though!finished hexies about 1/2" size. Eye boggling.

Cherie said...

Love the colours so bright and eye catching. I recently printed off some hexagon templates ready to be covered in fabric and sewn up =D

AJ said...

There'll be enough for a quilt before you know it! My last count was 1283!

Allison C said...

Can you recommend a good tutorial for making them?

Judy said...

I'm with Allison, would you consider walking us through how you make them? I haven't made them in years and they look like fun!

quilterbell said...

I like the look of these hexagons!!!! I was just listening to Rhonda's postcast, congratulations, you came across very graciously!.

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