Friday, March 28, 2014

New Hexies and a Quilt for Allie

For the last few weeks I have been joining flowers and stars for my first hexie quilt.  Turns out that its really hard and I hate doing it. I am plugging along though.

The good news is I have found a new hexie pattern to work on while on the go.  I found it on Pinterest, but can't copy the picture to this blog. You can see it in the 4th picture here.  I will probably use a lime green instead of the teal in the original. Also, I'm using larger hexies this time around and am only making it a more manageable 50 x 70". This hexagon punch is made by Fiskars and makes hexagons with one inch sides. I found mine at Joann's- make sure you take a coupon ;)

Also, this type of punch doesn't seem to punch the cardboard cereal boxes easily, you have to use the thinner ones. Compare it to the smaller hexies I used in the first quilt- see the blue one on the yellow flower? I may even try to hand quilt it if I'm feeling especially adventurous!

Also, I made a new baby quilt.  The side border is made of 2 x 3.5 inch rectangles that I pieced it  leader/ender style.

This one is totally scrappy and I just stuck with pastels- some fat quarters, some shirts, a tea towel, and a pair of floral PJ bottoms.

No batting, flannel green polka-dots for the backing and the binding is from a lovely, pale pink thrift store shirt.
*This pattern uses the Quick Curve Ruler and can be found for free here.
I am linking to Hexie Weekend.
Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend!


  1. I hated my first hexie quilt too. I promised myself not to do any more hexies ever. But when it was finished, I missed the handy travel kit, and started a new. Also I was really proud of my quilt, and started to love it. Now I have lots of hexie projects going on, and I can't stop finding new ones either all the time.

  2. I really like making the hexies and even the flowers, just hate putting them all together- lol. I have go sit on the guest bed so I can lay it out flat. Its hard to hold the pieces flat and get the seams to line up, so I'm all hunched over and trying to see, so I got a bendy lamp and sit the base in my lap and try to keep it balanced. Its quite a production and a sight to behold I'm sure.

  3. I enjoy the hexies after I got going, but if you don't like them after a while just find something you enjoy better.

  4. Love that baby quilt and the hexies! I bought the large one which is probably the size of the one you made last, but then I don't plan on making a hexie quilt that is just all hexies, so that size will work for me. Thanks for linking to Hexie Weekend!

  5. Great start on your hexagon quilt. Great baby quilt too.


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