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