I have made a bit of progress on these Hexie's -- and actually am surprised to find that I enjoy making them! They are so cute! This is part of the Craftsy BOM for April. One block is a stripe of hexie's and one is a challenge block to use a 2 inch hexie and 1 1/4 inch hexies in your own design. What you are seeing in the above pic. Very fun! I have not yet decided on how these will end up --
I do have played with a couple different layouts and hope to have them finished this weekend!
How have your projects gone this week?
I am linking to Sarah's Confessions of a Fabric Addict today, and Karen over at Sew Many Ways stop by and see what everyone is up to!
I love your hexies! I am going to be away from my sewing machine for 3 weeks this summer and I'm looking for a portable hand sewing project to take with me. I'm planning on hexies and I have all the supplies, but I'm intimidated at cutting the fabric. I read somewhere that it's possible to make these with fabric squares (not cut into hexie shapes), but it seems like I'd still have a lot of bulk to cut off at the end. Did you start with hexie shaped fabric and if so, was the cutting awful or not too bad?ReplyDelete
Not nearly as bad as I envisioned, just use your template and cut around them adding the 1/4 inch - which is what you fold under ( or over the template edge- depending on how you look at it) and baste down. I did cut some on the short side but I still was able to turn them under. You can't really tell from the top! I do think using squares would add more fabric and another step of trimming, but just my humble opinion. Go for it! I was pleasantly surprised!Delete
Ginny (reposted from mobile)
Hexies are totally on my bucket list. Must finish yo-yo quilt first! Love your modern prints!ReplyDelete
I'd like to try hexies this year too. So cute!ReplyDelete
Thanks! They are fun!Delete
Great selection of fabrics. I enjoy making these too.ReplyDelete
Hi Ginny, i love hexies and love your fabric choices! What are you planning to make with those?ReplyDelete
Hi FarahLin these hexies have been great fun! They are part of the Craftsy BOM and these will be on the challenge block --something creative that fits on a 12.5 inch square! Still playing with the layouts! Thanks for stopping by!Delete
I also have a hexie project going! I've been neglecting them due to my knitting! Saw your blog over at Marcia's New Quilt Blog Linky Party! Love your blog! I'm your newest follower!ReplyDelete
Hi Rosemary! Aren't those hexies fun! Yes I just found Marcia's site and joined! Welcome! I am glad you are here!ReplyDelete
Hi, Ginny! Love all your little hexies - they are addictive, aren't they? Whoop whoop!!ReplyDelete