Wednesday, May 9, 2018

My other hexi project

Last fall during an Instagram 100 days of hexies event, I made 100+ hexies from a couple of solid mini charm packs.

In January, I started sewing them together.  Each hexie was blindly pulled from a bag and attached to the one before going in a 'circle'.

That darker green wrinkly one was the first one I pulled and the navy blue one the next.

At some point I abandoned the idea of a circle - doesn't actually work with hexies as it turns out!

Now I'm going for a square which will measure 15 1/2 by 15 1/2 if I measure valley to valley.  I've got one more row to add across the top (where the binding clips are).

The trick (for me) is what happens next.  Once I have my hexie 'square', how do I turn it into something?

Do I cut off the 'hills' , pop out the paper an treat it as any other pieced top?

Do I applique it onto another piece of fabric all around the edges?

I've always planned this to be a pillow - and I've have the quilting idea in mind all along - but maybe it should become something else.....

A few more hexies to go and then I can decide!

I'll be linking up my hexies with  Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Love hexies! So pretty! How about adding half hexies to square up your piece?

  2. I look forward to seeing what you decide; you are close to having it ready for the next step!

  3. Hi Patty,
    This is exactly why I do not love hexies. What to do with them once you get them to that point?? Yes - we have figured out the question but more importantly, what is the answer?!! I can hardly wait to see what you do! I have nothing against the wonderful little hexie itself . . . just that I have never had the answer. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. So colorful! It will be fun to see what you do with it!

  5. No clue on the proper way to finish it off, but I would likely appliqué it to another fabric and make a wall hanging or pillow. It is cute no matter what it becomes!

  6. I like the randomness of this project. I would do 1/2 hexies around the edges to make it a square.


  7. You’ve made an awfully pretty new piece of fabric to work with! Good luck deciding what's next. I have one, but I shelved it while I wait for just the perfect project! I take it out every once in awhile, but so far, nothing has spoken to me. Mine's not as pretty as yours.

  8. I've been making bright batik hexes for a while now, so I'm getting quite a few and need to decide what to do with them. Coming up with a plan is the hardest part!

  9. This would make a beautiful cushion. Love the sea of colors. It's very pretty.


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