April 15, 2016

Weekend Inspiration - Modern Hexies

 
Hi! Hello! I hope some of you are still out there. I am dusting off the old blog and am going to try something that I hope you'll like. Each week I will go in search of an adorable pattern or tutorial,  make one up and take photos along the way. I am hoping that it will inspire you to try a new technique or project. Time is in short supply, so some projects will be fast and easy, while others may be long term projects that I work on here and there. Check here every Friday so that you have a fun project for the weekend. Sound good?? (please say yes)

This week I want to share a fun tutorial I found a few months ago. Have you heard of modern hexies? You probably have as I always am one step behind everyone else when it comes to really cool things. Nicole at Modern Handcraft has the most amazing tutorial to use up that stack of hexies that you have hanging around.

If you are anything like me, you love the idea of making hexies, but you don't love stitching them all together.

With this method, you don't have to hand stitch. You simply glue and quilt. The tutorial goes into full detail on how to do it.

The best part is the quilting. By following the shape of the hexie, you create the most amazing texture. It is time consuming but so worth it.

For my mini, I was inspired by some of my IG friends, and used all Bonnie and Camille fabrics with scraps ranging from Bliss all the way through Vintage Picnic.  You can find a great selection of fabrics here.The rainbow layout made me really happy.

You could also use linen as a background, using almost any fabric that may be your favorite. This is not a quick project, but it is fun.

If you want to learn how to make hexies you can go here and here.

Let me know if you try this! It is too fun not to...



14 comments:

  1. Yes the dust on the blog...I haven't blogged in very long! I will look forward to seeing your projects! Love this hexie table runner!

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  2. Lovely to see this post from you pop up in my feed Debbie!! This is such a gorgeous mini, really beautiful and I am very interested in seeing this new way with hexies :) Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Helen xox

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  3. Love this, thanks! And yes, definitely do the weekly project posts, that's a great idea, looking forward to seeing more!

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  4. I'd love to see weekly projects. I have some hexies hanging around and I've seen Nicole's project and now yours-I feel inspired once again!

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  5. I think there is still space in our digitally busy world for blogs ๐Ÿ˜Š Just as long as you post in IG a reminder to come visit ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. You're killing me over here! I've never had any interest in making hexies until I saw this one. I love it so much! :D

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  7. This is gorgeous, and I look forward to seeing all your special Friday posts. x

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  8. Yay!!! I'm so glad you're back! You must've heard me thinking about you this morning! I'm thinking up a baby quilt design for a friend, and you are a quilter who inspires me, so I was going to look you up but hey - here's your blog in my feed :) I love, love, love that you're blogging again <3

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  9. Just found your blog and already I'm feeling cheery. Thanks for this project. Keep bligging๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. This is great Debbie! I'm looking forward to your posts on Fridays!

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  11. I'm really going to have to give this a try Debbie. Looks so cute and fun! You inspire me!

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  12. I'm looking forward to your friday posting.
    i have a load of hexagons that I need inspiration to decide what i should do with them.
    i love your first project.

    Jacky

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  13. I've been following you on IG, and now will follow you on your Blog. I have about a million Hexies, and now I know what I'll do with them! I love this mini wall hanging, but I think mine will be a table runner. I'm assuming you glued your Hexies to the large solid piece, then quilted it. Seems like they are 'floating'. Thanks for all your great ideas!

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I am so happy you are here, and I love reading your comments!! I will answer any questions you may have right here, and I love to visit your blogs as often as I can!!