Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I saw a tutorial about making Hexies and making a bag to put your hexie pieces in, Loved it, and have started sitting in my chair in the evenings and making HEXIES! <3
One of our local quilt shops had a hexie class back in April and then started an English Paper Piecing Club that started in May. Someone mentioned "obsessed" with the hexies. I would have to agree somewhat. There is something so incredibly satisfying about completing a block/flower/project all by hand. It is definitely slower, although I will have to say I seemed to have picked up some speed doing these. The nice thing about them is that I can sit in the TV room with Basil rather than be off in the sewing room working on a machine project.
Where did you find the tutorial?
Sally, it is a cute travel kit for hexies...tutorial is www.thezenofmaking.com, (English Paper Piecing Travel Kit, it is so cute!... I don't know what else to make out of these things. I did put my pocket on wrong, but it is still cute, and I added a braided strap. Here is a picture, maybe
That's a cute bag. There are a ton of things to make with hexies. I found a bunch of books on Amazon. Search for "Hexagon Quilt Books". I came across one that has mini projects with some fun looking wall hangings and a small zippered tote. I just finished a small grandmother's flower garden wall hanging (pattern originally came from Kathleen Brown of Mountain Patchwork.) It's the first time in eons I've done any embroidery, let alone not use my sewing machine to do any part of it. I'm finishing up a pin cushion using the same type of embroidery and buttons, Also working on a type of Grandmother's Flower Garden. I'm using batiks on black with a black batik for the sashing. I think it is going to look spectacular when I get it done. I have about 7 of the 20+ blocks completed for that. The next club project is a Dresden Plate candle mat. I have some of the blades for the plate cut out.