October 15, 2010

I'll Put A Hex On You...

Not the spooky, Halloween kind! I'm busy making fabric hexes these days. You can see what I mean - those lovely, fabric hexagons to use in quilts.

I precut all this fabric before the Williamsburg trip, but never had the time to stitch them up. Then, there was that little incident with my finger, which we won't even talk about!
These hexagons have sides measuring 1.5" each, so they're a nice size for an 8-12" block, and should make for a quick quilt. I'll decide on the quilt block size after I assemble them all together to see how they look on the square of fabric. Of course, I'll treat them like appliques when they're stitched to the background fabric.

EDIT: For more information about how I created the hexagons, and where to download the template, click here for my previous post.

These fabric patterns are a little wild for my taste, but if you agree that these are wild...just wait until you see what I'm going to stitch them to! I'll save that for a later day. Gotta get back to "hexing". Have a great day, friends!

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Patty C. said...

You've been busy - Wild is good sometimes ;O

Take Care

Tracy Suzanne said...

Girl I can't believe your hands don't hurt all the time. They certainly never stop moving. Can't wait to see what it will be stitched too.

G'nite....Tracy :)

Beedeebabee said...

This looks like it's going to be so fun. I love those bright, frolicy fabrics!!! Donna, you've always got something good cookin in that studio of yours. Can't wait to see! xo Paulette :)

Megan Chamberlain said...

I actually like the colours, they look bright and cheerful. Can't wait to see what you finish the hexes into. Is it difficult to do, the hexes look such an interesting shape, I would love to try and make a quilt one day.

MosaicMagpie said...

Did you create these hexagons on the paper pieces? I once taught my daughters 6th grade class how to quilt using those paper pieces. Some of the hex's where a plain quilters muslin, on those they each wrote their name. We pieced the quilt together and at the end of the year it was given as a gift to the teacher. I saw her recently and she mentioned the quilt and how much she still enjoyed it.

Debbie

Createology said...

These colors and patterns are just crazy fun to my eyes. Is it going to be a black background? At any rate it looks like a ton of work my dear. Happy hexing...

Carol said...

Your fabric is fab. I've been seeing these hexes all over the place. Looks like a great take a long project. But, if you baste the material to the paper, does that mean you leave the paper on the hexes when you applique them to the background fabric? I have never done paper piecing and it looks pretty cool.

Sarah said...

Wild is good for a change. I'll be eager to see the finished project. 1.5" sides - these little hexes are small! Your work is beautiful. The sides perfectly smooth. I'm in awe of your talents, Donna. ~ Sarah

Tins and Treasures said...

This reminds me that I started a project with these...I hava bunch in a box somewhere. I'm anxious to see how you finishe yours.

Take care ~Natalie

Michelle May said...

Ok...so is it wrong that I might want to put a hex on some people that are mean? Not that I could mind you, but the thought of making a big ol' wart with a wild hair in it grow on someone's lip for talking mean to people kinda makes me giggle.
Oh wait...I digress,we were talking fabric here. Nice hexies girlfriend. hee,hee,hee.
xx, shell

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