Hi! I prepared this post back in January, but my friend Pam from “Threading My Way” posted her hexie post that day -( great minds think alike! lol) so I decided to keep this one till later! So today is the day when you have to have a hexi!
I have just been on Pinterest pinning some lovely inspirations for sewing with hexagons – everyone seems to have the craze at the moment and it set me thinking…
When we were preparing for our first big trip in the motorhome I thought I will need something to do – I might try some hexagons! So I madly traced off some templates, grabbed a pattern and a couple of pieces of fabric from the stash and I was set.
I stitched and stitched across NSW all the way across SA and back again and I ended up with this bag:
Inside: All hand stitched!
I thought my Mum would like it but when she decided she didn’t really need a new bag, I never did attach the handles – so there it sits, in the UFO drawer. I really must finish that …..one day.
I had, however, caught ‘the bug’ and so set out creating a set of Xmas placemats featuring a Moda Charm pack – Merry and Bright with a central ‘Santa’ on each.
Our quilting group made a Charity Quilt and we made hexagonal flowers
I started another set of Xmas placemats but they are in the UFO pile, waiting for another long trek.
I didn’t get this post finished and I am sure it was meant to be this way, because the next day, the Postman delivered a parcel to me that contained a RAOK (Random Act Of Kindness) from a sewing friend and would you believe it is the exact project that I had just pinned!!
I love it!!! Thank you so much Ineke!
This cute little work kit has two tins to hold papers, threads etc and it has two pockets to hold your fabric and finished ‘flowers’
Would you like one too? You can find the pattern here!
I quickly filled the tin with paper hexies – Patchwork Posse has kindly made us a printable template. You can print them off here and I will definitely be working on using up some of my scraps on our next trip!
I have also started a hexie page on Pinterest – follow along if you like!
Do you like Hexies? I’d love it if you would share some of your hexi projects!
Until next time
Lovely post, Margie…yes I have some hexies ready made and another little project that just turned up with a magazine. I have a wonderful hexie table runner project sheet that may be I will get around to one day….so many UFO’s s
Thanks Vicki! (Would you believe I am just seeing this?? – I’m sorry) It is a long slow process for me too! 🙂
Pam @Threading My Way says
Great minds indeed, Margie! Your placemats are lovely!!! I’ve only just started sewing some of my hexies together. I’m aiming to make a quilt with lots of hexagon flowers. It’ll take me years.
Thanks Pam! Maybe we can take them to the retirement home with us!! lol
Yay!!!! Finally I see and can comment 😃💜🐝🐝🐝