Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Antique Hexies!

Yesterday at my small sewing group, someone brought these to show me.  Yes, I already seem to be known as the Hexie Queen here in Auburn though I've lived here less than 6 months!

Look at those TINY stitches!  I had to show the back so you can see how neatly they are put together.

These units were made by my new friend's husbands great grandmother - how special is that!  She is carefully appliquéing the hexie flowers onto background squares before turning the blocks into quilts.  What a great way to preserve them!

Monday, February 18, 2013

A Lotta Milkshake!

When Victoria Findlay Wolfe needed a quick baby quilt, she turned to hexies and made A Lotta Milkshake. I love her style and the way she combines fabrics. What a talented lady!  I consider V one of my blogging buddies, though we did meet once in person at Houston a few years ago.

Her new book is out featuring her "made fabric" techniques.  Love all her quilts!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Baseball Hexies!

Yesterday was opening day of the baseball season here at Auburn and we have season tickets.  I love baseball - the seats are comfy, the pace is slower than football, and yes, I can take along my hexies.  I stuck my supplies in my purse and made great progress.

Last fall I hexied at a PGA golf tournament.  Now I can mark a baseball game off my list.  Where have you hexied?  (Or done any hand sewing in unusual places?)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Scrappy Hexie Goodness!

Gotta love some scrappy hexies!  Yesterday afternoon two of my friends came over and we had a bit of show and tell time.  Chris brought along her hexie project, much to my delight!

Here's what she has together so far.  This is her take-along project - she keeps in a nice little box, always ready to grab and go.

We spent the afternoon with lots of quilty talk and there may have been some Accuquilt cutting going on to get Jan ready to make a masterpiece hexie quilt - can't wait to see her's progress!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Vintage Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric

If you are as obsessed with hexies as I am, you'll find this interesting.  I found this here on Etsy.  This is amazing!  I can think of all sorts of things to make with it - a scarf, a bag, a skirt,......

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Liberty Hexagon Mandala

I am THRILLED(!!!) to share Cathy's (from Cabbage Quilts) Liberty Hexagon Mandala.  What a masterpiece!

Cathy used her luscious stash of Liberty fabrics.  You can read about her process here.  Cathy lives in Australia - be sure to check out her fab blog!

Thanks so much, Cathy, for allowing me to share your quilt!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Vintage Hexies, Again!

Another vintage beauty, found on Ebay!  And hand quilted, at that!

This quilt feels like Spring to me.  We have tulips popping up in our yard, and that means that Spring is definitely just around the corner.  And do you know what that means???

Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts will be out VERY SOON!!!!!  I'll be having a book giveaway here on the blog before you know it!

When the time comes, you must be a FOLLOWER!  So why don't you go ahead and follow me and you'll be all set.  If you don't yet have a Google account, do it now.  Easy peasy, just like the Quick and Easy Hexie technique.

Here's what you need to do:
1.  Go here and sign up for a Google account (IT'S FREE!)
2.  Click on Follow on the right side of this blog and sign up with your Google Account.
You're done!

We've been keeping the contents of the book TOP SECRET, but I can share a few things:
-You'll learn a new way to make hexies - it's NOT English Paper Piecing!
-You'll get patterns for 12 projects!
-You'll get the most wonderful reference guide for hexies, including how much fabric you'll need to make X number of hexies of almost any lots more phenomenal information you'll be referring to frequently.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

40's Hexie Basket Quilt

Look what I found on Ebay - a load of gorgeous goodness!  The yellow background is lovely.  Wouldn't it it fun to recreate this beauty?