Monday, June 3, 2013

Good Fortune Hexi...

With so many hexagon projects out there lately, I decided to start a hexi project.  I had two charm packs of Good Fortune by Kate Spain sitting on my shelf waiting to be put to good use.  With the recent move, I was out and about a lot and away from my sewing machine.  This seemed like the perfect project to keep my hands busy sewing while on the move.


For the template I used a link from Geta's Quilting Studio...  Tips for cutting hexagon templates.  There is a link at the bottom of the tutorial for hexagon printouts.  She has a page set up for each size making it easy to print out 1", 1.25", 1.5" or 2" hexagons.  I printed the 2" on some cheap card stock.  The 2" worked well with the size of the charm pack squares and cut down on the fabric waste.  

 Another little step to add in is to punch/poke a small hole in the center of each hexagon once they are cut out.  It doesn't need to be pretty, just big enough to stick something in there later (I used a chopstick) to help pop the card stock out once the hexagons are sewn together.  

These little lovelies went everywhere I went.  I just kept a little bag with my hexagon project in it and worked on it whenever I could.  The reactions of others were a little surprising to me.  Whenever the hexagons came out, it wouldn't be long before children, ladies, and yes... even men would pick them up and start sorting them by color or laying them out in different designs.  I was really surprised by this!

There are some men in my extended family that I would never have expected to play with fabric, but there they were playing with the hexagons like little kids playing with toys.  I never said anything when they did this, but I absolutely loved watching what different things they would come up with.



Hexagons are so much fun to make and to work with.  The possibilities are endless and they can be addicting.  These are going to be made into a baby quilt and arranging them is part of the fun.


Happy Sewing!
Candace

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10 comments:

  1. That's interesting that so many people wanted to fiddle with them. I think the colors are appealing and the inner lego-lover in all of us enjoys seeing shapes snap together. I warn you though, that hexies are really addicting. I love them!

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  2. I'm in the middle of my first hexie project. I'm not very good at hand sewing yet, but this is really helping me learn. The colors you are using are beautiful! I can see why everyone wanted to play with them!

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  3. They look absolutely gorgeous,Candace! I make my templates out of plastic so they can last me forever.

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  4. Gorgeous! I have never seen this fabrics from Kate but they look lovely! My kids love to play with hexagons and sometimes they help me. This is so much fun

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  5. beautiful hexagon, it will be a beautiful work ....
    Ajka

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  6. Your hexagons are beautiful, I actually have some made in the same fabric, just never did anything with them!

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  7. Won't this be stunning! Looking forward to seeing this

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  8. Hexies really do bring out something in everyone. My mom has dementia, and would play with my hexagons that I would lay out in a block to show her the colors. She sometimes rearranges them & a couple of these were keepers!! My dad is even fascinated with all the designs you can make from this one shape. Whenever I sit in public stitching, I always have people look at what I am working on & usually someone will stop and talk about it.

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  9. What a great project, your hexies look beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing.
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