Monday, August 26, 2013

Hexie Queen Hop :):)


     Welcome Hexie Queen Hoppers:) I am very excited to be part of this super fun hop:):) Thanks to Debby for hosting it....Her blog can be found HERE.  I will have today's list of players at the bottom of this post:):)    So, Hexagons...what can I say about Hexagons? I LOVE them...Have always been fasinated by them:):) Above...was a quilt given to me by a friend...She found it at a gargae sale. It is all hand done!!!! and king sized!!!    Next I will show you my attempts  over the years at making Hexies quilts.
       On a smaller scale...I decided once...to try my own hand at hexies....1/2 inch...yikes...what was I thinking?.....well, I must confess...I have started many Hexie quilts over the years and have never finished them...am I the only one???
                My very first attempt was a 1/4 inch hexie...and this is how far I got on those:):)
                                                        Super tiny!!!                                                                                 
         Here ....you get a better idea of how small they are:):) So, after those failures...I moved on to paper Hexies....They are super fun and fast............
                  I make these for cards all the time:):) Or...other projects.....they are a lot of fun:):)
 I got this very cool die cutter at Hobby Lobby in two sizes....I could punch these out all day...LOL!!!!
    But, with my love of all things Hexies...I decided to try one more time...So, I have been making these in front of the TV ...for a while now....But, I have not sewn them together...cause...well, Its hard...so they sat again.....Then I signed up for the Hexie Queen hop...hoping to find inspiration once again:):).... and just went searching for something that would really ring my bell...and I found it...I saw someone on Pinterest sewing Hexies together by machine.....MACHINE??? Yes!!! I was totally in!!!! ...and now I may get a scrappy Hexie quilt done for the first time in my life!!!!! Yeah!!!!!
                 I used clear mono-filament thread, and a very tight, small zig-zag...and presto!!! You have a quilt:):)

                     Sew them in long rows ...then sew the rows together....Easy Peasy!!!!!

                         The tight zig-zag perforates the paper super easy....makes for quick removal :):)
So, here is how far I got in just two hours...I am off and running and know exactly where I am taking this quilt...will post as it grows!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog...hope you find a wee bit of inspiration while you are here:):)

Be sure to go and check out the rest of the Ladies and their blogs and see what awesome Hexie quilts they are up to:):)
                                                                               
  
   
   
   
   
   
   
  
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78 comments:

Marianne said...

I knew you would do something fabulous ! And you did ! I love the idea of sewing the darn hexies together with mono-filament Great idea ! Thanks.
But I still don't like hexies.
not one bit.

Connie said...

I love them, too!!!

Heleen Groot said...

Those first hexies are very, very small! I am amazed you could fiddle them in such a perfect shape! The fun is in the journey, not always the destination. Besides, finish this one....and you'll only have to start another one! I must admit, I am looking forward to seeing it finished...... Well done you!

tubakk said...

So many fun ideas! Thank you! And you're not the only one to always start new hexie project, I can tell you. I have two finished quilts, and a lot in work. I love the process.

Gill said...

What a great idea - not one I've seen before! I love the paper hexies too!
Thanks for sharing!

Britt-Inger said...

I love your trial to sew the hexies together by machine.
Thanks for sharing all your unfinished hexies.

Nellie Duclos said...

Hi Sandra, I love your hexies and I'm hooked too as they can use up so many scraps. But I am confused. Did you use the punch from Hobby Lobby to cut the fabric or the paper? Anything is helpful to speed up the process. Thanks for sharing.

charlotte said...

It is beautiful so far. I can't wait to see what it becomes. Nice job.

Just Quilt It said...

Wow! I am impressed with your tiny hexies. I love the paper hexies and would love to see how you use them on cards--very pretty. Modern quilting certainly helps us speed up today's sewing of old patterns. Beautiful work so far on that new quilt!

cucki said...

I love them..sweet x

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty hexies. And thanks for the pics on how to sew them together.

Jeanie said...

Gee... those first attempts aren't failures.... they are great! Tiny little 1/4".... Yikes! Good luck with the quilt... it's going to be lovely!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great technique for making and sewing the hexis...thanks for that! Your project is beautiful!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

So glad you showed all of this..makes it much faster.

feltfree på Åsly said...

I love this. You made it very special.

Kristen King said...

You've got a great start...don't give up! :)

Carol said...

I love the idea of machine sewing the hexies together. Will be trying that myself. Paper hexies for cards is a neat idea! Your quilt is going to be lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

I'm not a fan of hexies, but I like the method you showed...maybe I'll give that a try someday. Or maybe not! LOL Love those teenie tiny hexies...wow!

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's going to be gorgeous! blessings, marlene

sara said...

I love this!!Beautiful..

Renea said...

Oh WOW!! Thanks for sharing how you sewed your Hexie's together using a sewing machine. I was given to large baggies of Hexie's (found at Goodwill) and have been wanting to sew them together but have not wanted to attempt the hand stitching. Love the Grandmother's flower quilt also.

Michele T said...

Love the explosion of colour!!! Wow!

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Thanks for sharing! I love scrappy hexies :)

apple blossom said...

thanks for sharing your tried tips. I'm still working on trying that English paper piecing hexies. seem time consuming. but love them thanks for show us your creation

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Beautiful!

Madame Samm said...

oh how pretty, you make it look so easy..and here I thought the only way to do these small ones was by hand...you saved me ...love your bed hexie quilt...

Linda said...

How fun! it's going to be beautiful!

Denise Russell said...

How fun! I can't wait to see what you will make with all those colorful hexies!

patchouli moon studio said...

Your hexies are all wonderful! Love the fabrics your chose and the paper ones too.

Vickie said...

AWWW a hexie sewer after my own heart ! You did way more than me ! And yours is gorgeous ! BIG, Paper hexies....hmmmmm I like that idea !

HQT said...

Excellent idea to use monofilament! So clever! do enjoy the paper ones as well.

Beth

Quilter Kathy said...

Such great ideas! Thanks for sharing your tips!

Connie said...

Beautiful work and that would be my way of making hexies.....on the sewing machine!

Margaret said...

Thanks for sharing your journey to making hexies. I love the idea of machine piecing. I really hate hand sewing

MooseStash Quilting said...

Eureka! You can sew them by machine you say???? I might just be able to do a hexie project that way myself. Thanks for that info. Glad you found your way to loving the little guys! :-)

Mary said...

Love all of your idea. Sounds like you found the best way to play with them. Thank you for sharing.

Lou said...

So glad you rejoined us on the dark.... ummmm Hexie side:) They aren't that addictive.... no really they are:) ha ha!!!! In fact I think I have 2 projects started with them somewhere around here:)
Great job!

Needled Mom said...

I love the paper idea!!! I might even be able to do those machine ones...great idea.

Sandy said...

A great start on your hexies....and who knew they could be joined by machine! Thanks for sharing.

Teresa in Music City said...

Sew glad you found a way to enjoy hexies and do it "your way"!!!

madebymeinred said...

You are a genius machine sewing hexies together. Pretty sweet hexies.

Tami C said...

Thank you Sandra Kaye! I have never seen any hexies sewn together that way. It's really looking amazing. I really like your 1/4 inch hexies. I could never do those! Your paper hexies are really cute as well. Great idea for cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kwilt Krazy said...

That is sew cute and colorful! I would like to try your technique of sewing them together. Thanks for sharing!

Sharon said...

I just went and got one of those punch hole things. I thought maybe it would help me like hexies...lol Nice and colorful hexies....

Debby said...

Glad to see someone else combines the hand stitching with the monofilament thread by machine. That's the way to go! And I really am inspired by that hexie paper punch. It's now on my list for the next trip to the craft store. What fun to play with paper hexies. I love what you did!

maggie said...

Wonderful hexies! I love the cheerful colors. Nice job.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

KTMae said...

Genius move with the mono & zigzag. Might give it a try.

Baa. xxx said...

What a great way to machine sew them together - very clever. And so it grows and grows!

quiltmania said...

Easy Peasy, I like that!

tink's mom said...

You are resilient. Love all of your starts including the insane tiny ones. But really crazy about the paper ones. Gotta try that. thanks for sharing

Janarama said...

Sewing them together by machine? Genius idea. It's going to look awesome when finished.

Suze said...

What a great idea to sew the hexies together with mono filament. That's much easier than hand sewing those suckers together. I haven't tried hand sewing them yet. I hand piece my traditionally - they finish 1". That's the way my mom did them, so I guess that's kind of the way I thought you did them. Thanks for participating and sharing your great projects. I hope to see you in more hops very soon.

evelyn said...

I learned 2 new things today. You can make things from paper hexies, and you can sew them on the machine. Wow, that quilt sure is going fast. Your 1'4 inch hexies would make a great mini quilt to hang on the wall.

sandra said...

Beautiful hexies what a gorgeous quilt they will make. Thanks for sharing all of your hexies with us.

Frances Campbell said...

That will be sew pretty when finished. Love your ideas and what a wonderful treasure quilt your friend found. Lucky yoou.

Pamela said...

You are definitely a Queen of the Hexie. I want to try that now. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your hexies.

Qltr89 said...

I only made quarter-inch hexagons once to use as cornerstones in a machine-pieced hexagon baby quilt. Never again. I have to try machine-piecing hexagons with paper in it. I have made quite a few one-inch hexagons already and I plan to set them in blocks. I can't see myself sewing my flowers together into an unmanageable size quilt. I would give up, I think, if I did that. Thank you for sharing. Oh and did your friend really get the king hexagon quilt at a garage sale? That is a great find!

Linda J said...

Looking good, Sandie! That might just work on something I have from umpteen years ago. You have my admiration for even trying in your early starts!

Anita said...

Let's of inspiration here! I'm impressed with your paper hexies! Thanks for sharing your creations!

Emily C said...

Hmm.. machine quilting. I have not seen that version much. Most do hand quilting because of the portability.

Carla said...

After sewing over 300 hexies together by hand, I love the idea of sewing them by machine. Thanks for the inspiration. Great ideas.

Brenna said...

I've avoided hexies for years.. Now that I see how easy it was to machine sew together, there may be hope for me yet! :)

Cathy's Chatter said...

Yay! I love that you sewed them on your machine - there is hope for me yet! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to see the finished project.

Melissa said...

Good luck finishing your scrappy hexie quilt! I'm a BIG fan of machine piecing my hexagons, too. I just don't have the patience to sit and hand stitch them! :)

Sunshine Girl said...

Its looking good! thanks for sharing.

gpc said...

I love your scrappy hexie! Great colors and brilliant technique! :)

Vera said...

Pretty fun and colorful. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

I am beyond impressed! This post is chock full of good stuff, starting with the lovely traditional GFG quilt. And paper ones!! I love paper. Must find the punch. I can see why the tiny ones did not grow, and using the clear thread to join the pieces will really help the project move along. Nice!

Alessandra Lace said...

lovely

Alessandra Lace said...

lovely

Josie McRazie said...

WITH MACHINE! Cool! I need to try that! Mine isn't getting ANYWHERE! LOL

Robin said...

WOW! After seeing this, I may just make something with hexies!! Wonderful job!

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Sandra Kaye!!! There are no failures, only works in progress. And you've made a fantastic start on a new project. I signed up to follow you by email, so I can see where this project ends. Best of luck with it. Thanks for sharing. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

What a lucky garage sale find! Love the hexies for greeting cards - hadn't thought of that and I have lots of paper left from my card making days. They would make fun gift tags too!

BizyStitches said...

You have done an amazing job on all the different sizes. It was interesting to read and see. Thanks.

LJ said...

Thanks for sharing all your hexies. You're one up on me since I haven't even started to make a hexie. The paper hexies are a great idea but the hexies by machine spectacular!!

Shannon said...

I will have to give sewing them by machine a go. It takes so much less time. Your beginning quilt is beautiful!!!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

So clever to sew the hexagons together like this, and it looks so great!

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