Wednesday, 8 October 2014

An Itsy Bitsy Hexie Quilt

(I'm having a little trouble posting at the moment.  My computer seems to have given up the ghost as the keys keep sticking, OH's office laptop nearly caught fire the other day and we're awaiting the engineer, and Little Bird's tablet, which I am now using, I cannot use for loading photos, as I can't get to grips with it. As a consequence, I'm publishing this post today, as it is the only one I have loaded photos onto already.  Hope to be back in action soon.)

For a while now, I've been admiring tiny hexagon quilting projects on Pinterest and in books and magazines, and I've fancied having a go at making one myself.  I just really love using up small scraps of fabric, probably more so than large pieces, as I feel I'm saving them from being wasted.

The other night I decided I wanted a new long term project to challenge me and decided to seek out some small hexagon templates so that I could give it a go.  I found some the perfect size and set about cutting out lots of paper pieces using one template and then used another slightly larger template to cut out lots of fabric hexies, using left over bits of fabric in my Zakka scrap box.

On and off this week I've been sewing the little hexies to the paper pieces ready to use.  They are so cute.  One of my painted coffee tins finally found a use, as I'm now storing the hexies in it until I sew them together. 

I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to make yet.  There's a few options; a pouch for Little Bird's tablet, which I've been using a lot lately, a new ironing board cover as my current one is ripped, a wall hanging, table runner, the options are endless when you start thinking about it. 

It completely fascinates me what you can do with really very small leftover pieces.  I know it's nothing new, as lots of vintage and antique quilts were made using similar sized pieces.  It reminds me how resourceful people had to be in days gone by and helps to make me appreciate the heaps of stuff we tend to own and then discard these days, often without giving it a second thought.

Anyway, here's a peek at some of the hexies I've made so far.  I put a pen in the picture so that you can gauge the size of them.

Ahh!  Aren't they adorable?


  1. They are adorable. Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

    God bless.

  2. A lovely project, hope computers up & running soon !

  3. If you look on my bloglist you will find Hillside House - that's Kath one of my blogging friends who is an absolute patchwork talent - check out her blog for some inspiration. Yes a project - I'll have one once my room is ready - 27th approaches and the de-cluttering and clearing needs to be done by next week so I can strip the wallpaper. ..... better get on then eh?