Thursday, January 2, 2014

Little Hexagon Fun

30's Reproduction bag

I have been having a blast with little hexagons lately.  They are so fun!  I made my grandmother, Peggy, a zipper bag as part of her Christmas present (the rest I will show you later).  She loves 30's reproduction fabrics, so I pulled out my scraps and this is what I came up with.  This bag is 10" by 10" and the hexagons are 1" in diameter.  This is a good size to use as a small project bag or to store sewing notions.

Embroidered Zipper Bag

I also decided to embroider her name on it as well.  This was the first time I have embroidered a name.  I have worked with cross stitching before, but not embroidering.  I couldn't share this with you before because she regularly reads my blog and it would have ruined the surprise.  She loved it!

Here is a picture from my Instagram account... http://instagram.com/saltwaterquilts... from when I was making all the little hexagons.  They are so cute and my kiddos love to sort and stack them. 


I finished off her bag with a little ribbon and a small charm.  I am crazy about these little charms.  You can find them on Etsy.

30's Reproduction Zipper Bag

Here is another little bag that I made for the Sew Mama Sew giveaway.  I love making these little bags and plan on making more to put in my Etsy shop.

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I put together a project bag (this one is from formandfabric.com) filled with fabric scraps, scissors, thread, needles, and hexagons printed on card stock.  I keep the cut and sewn hexies in a little ziplock bag.  I take this bag with me on the go so I can work on them whenever I get some down time.  

Scraps for hexagons

For some hexagon inspiration, I put together a collage of hexagons that I found on flickr.  Bask in the glow of the hexagon eye candy...


1. Hexagon, 2. Hexagons, 3. Hexagon hearts close-up, 4. Hexagon pillow, 5. Hexagon Mini Quilt, 6. Hexagon Bag, 7. hexagon pillow 2, 8. Happy pincushions, 9. PSL Hexagon Pin, 10. Hexagons, 11. mini hexagons, 12. Hexagon Pouch, 13. hand stitching and vintage lace, 14. Rainbow Hexagon Pillow, 15. Hexed In, 16. Kissen Hexagon / Pillow/ Patchwork, 17. Mini {sexy} hexies, 18. hexie pillow, 19. Hanging hexi mini patch works, 20. Hexagon Mini Quilt

Hopefully I have spread the hexagon love and inspired you to give it a try for the first time or get them out again.  

Happy Hexagons!!
Candace

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24 comments:

  1. I have been basting hexies for about 12 years. I currently have several tops that need finishing. It seems easier to sew them together than to get them quilted ; )
    Beautiful projects here

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  2. Your projects are beautiful.

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  3. Precioso. Nos ha encantado.
    Un beso.

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  4. So cute. I love all the details - the charm, the ribbon, the name. Did you use a tutorial for the embroidery? I'd like to try that.

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  5. Wow! I love all your hexagons! I've always wanted to try those but they look so hard to sew together. Maybe you'll do a tutorial? :)

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  6. I can't get enough hexies, and your projects are just beautiful! I may have to shamelessly copy you and make a few bags of my own :)

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  7. Beautiful bags!! Your embroidery looks wonderful.

    -Soma

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  8. Oh delicious hexagons! Lovely stitching. I've really enjoyed hexagons lately and love seeing all of the projects. Thanks! Kate

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  9. Oh, be still my heart! I may have to start making some more hexies after all of that inspiration!!

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  10. I am loving my bag-thanks again! (Especially the adorable elephant hexigon!)

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  11. oh my goodness, those are so awesomely tiny hexies! I am sure she loved her zip pouch. you added so many unique touches to it.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  12. I LOVE the bag for your Grandma! Everything about it is so great. You are really tempting me to stop my 10 WIPS and start on hexies instead!! ;)

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  13. Nice work. I haven't done much in the hexie line.

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  14. Oh, those are beautiful projects! I'm sure your gran loved her pouch, so nicely embroidered with her name. I've only been doing hexies since last spring but I'm hooked too!

    http://busyneedle.ch

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  15. What a great pouch-- I love the extra details you added to make it personal and special!

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  16. What cute projects and we are going to start calling you the Hexagon Queen!! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  17. What pretty pictures! I found you through Sew Many Ways and the Linky Party. I love handwork, as you must, as well. I mostly make scrappy 9-patch blocks. I've even made what I call "free" quilts out of the scraps of other quilts! Happy Quilting!

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  18. Hexie Heaven...That is what your house must be. I adore all those cute hexagons. I know you have been really enjoying yourself making these precious goodies. Your mom’s gift is so dear.

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  19. Your hexagons are so cute! I love how you used them to decorate the small bags!

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  20. Oh man. Now I want to try my hand at hexagon-ing!! XD

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  21. I so love hexies, thank you for showing me how you used them this time. Love it
    leeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  22. Lovely idea for hexies! Lucky grandma! Xx

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  23. Another darling tote! I love the hexies! Your whole blog is very inspirational!

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