Monday, 5 July 2010

Little Hexies

I have been drooling over quilting and thought I might start small.
I have had my eye on a little bag from the Cath Kidston Sew book made up with lots of hexies.


The Hexies in this bag are quite large but I thought I would prefer to make the smaller 1” hexies as you can use smaller scraps of fabric. These are very addictive and rather calming to make and as they are very portable I can sew anywhere!

This is my little pile so far, I was asked the other day by my husband if I am in the process of making a girlie football?!? :

I carry them about in my little tin, this was full of biscuits from Past Times many moons ago!

I am quite naughty and have been eyeing up clothes in the wardrobe to cut up for hexies, I should really wait until they are ready to be re-cycled!

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23 comments:

witchwoopiggy said...

they are so cute, and they look so tiny, I love your tin as well :)
witchwoopiggy x

Disco Goth said...

You must be very patient! I love the idea of a girlie football. There's an award for you on my blog =) x

Alex said...

You must find that so satisfying! I'm just looking at the pic of the pile of hexies and finding myself craving them. What lovely little shapes they are.

Pooky said...

That bag looks fab - looking forward to seeing the finished result! I've got lots of fabric cut for hexies, just need to find the motivation to get them made up.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow I just love your bag, so lovingly made, must have taken ages! Beatiful material, I am so inspired and am planning my cushion. Would you possible know where I could get a template for a Russian Doll, quite a large one? Thanks so much if you can help me, hugs Heidi xx

Bethany said...

Haha--I thought football? And then I realized you meant what I know as a soccerball :)
I've been eyeing hexagons for a bit--I love the way they look all lined up but I don't know if i'll have the patience to sew them all together.

Kerry said...

See this link posted today for a patchwork football- funny coincidence!
http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2010/07/scrappy-football-pincushion.html

elle thornton said...

You must have the patience of a saint! I don't think I could cut them all up, let alone place them all neatly in a little tin. They look fab - can't wait to see the little bag, L xx

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh they all look just adorable in their little tin home.
I can't wait to see the finished bag.
Love
Alison
x

Vintage Vixen said...

I remember my Grandma making a double bed cover out of those, mind you she had the patience of a saint.
So neat and pretty and loving the tin they're in, too.
Vix
xxx

Angie said...

Wow you have been busy - so neatly stored in the tin as well. Can't wait to see what you make with them x

Amanda said...

Aaahhh Lisa! So many projects, so little time. Do you ever wish there were 48 hours in a day? Lots of love, Amanda xxx

WoodbankCrafts said...

I love thinking up new projests too, would help if I finished some too though :) x

POOTLE FLUMP said...

These are really cute! Cant wait to see your finished product! Love your hubbies comment about the girlie football. Burst out laughing when I read it! - Pootle Flump x

Jackie said...

Looks like a challenging project - can't wait to see the finished bag! At least fabric hexies are better for the waistline than biscuits!! xxx

Deborah said...

Hi Kandi, Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Your choice of fabrics for your little hexies is fab, cant wait to see them all stitched up. I started a hex quilt about 15 years ago, its folded in tissue unfinished...you inspire me to dig it out!
Deb x

dosierosie said...

Can't wait to see the finished article. like your choice of colours.
Gillx

Alexandra Mason said...

They look lovely. I would be looking for material to cut up too :) Have a lovely week xx

A Country Girl said...

What patience you must have! Bet your bag will look great.

Dana said...

wow looking forward to seeing the result! I have that book borrowed from the library at the moment, I must get round to reading it.

giddynici said...

They are so cute. Can't wait to see the finished product. Your husbands comment made me giggle. x

A Write Life said...

Wow! I have never quilted, but your project is so inspiring. Hmmmm. I can't wait to see the step by step and final product. Have a great day.

23rdspiral said...

:o) i'm glad to see the addiction has caught you too! (though please note i read this After posting you package...)

have you seen the flickr groups for hexies? Texas Freckles piecealong, in case you need any encouragement!! http://www.flickr.com/groups/charmhexpiecealong/
a really nice general group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1360481@N24/

and in case you're interested, here's a little pic of my travelling set up: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23rdspiral/4603790875/