Friday, April 20, 2012

English paper piecing - Hexies

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!

13 comments:

  1. 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?

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    1. 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!


      Ginny (reposted from mobile)

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  2. Hexies are totally on my bucket list. Must finish yo-yo quilt first! Love your modern prints!

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  3. I'd like to try hexies this year too. So cute!

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  4. Great selection of fabrics. I enjoy making these too.

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  5. Hi Ginny, i love hexies and love your fabric choices! What are you planning to make with those?

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    1. 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!

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  6. 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!

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  7. Hi Rosemary! Aren't those hexies fun! Yes I just found Marcia's site and joined! Welcome! I am glad you are here!

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  8. Hi, Ginny! Love all your little hexies - they are addictive, aren't they? Whoop whoop!!

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