A Trip to the Store and more Hexies

I needed to pick up some white fabric to make my “sashing” hexies for my Hexie Quilt.  So, it was off to my local quilt store! Yay!!
I picked up some Moda White.

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And while I was there, I just had to take a look at the scrap bin!  I found the pink and green fabrics while digging through the mountain of scraps.  I had a hankering for something purple, so I also picked up a purple fat quarter with pink flowers!  My 7 year old son, who was with me on the shopping trip, helped me pick that one.

I had so much fun looking at all the fabric!  The quilt store is one of my very favorite places!

I have made more progress on my hexie diamonds.   Here are the three most recent completed diamonds.

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In looking at my stash fabrics pulled for this quilt, you can tell my favorite color is blue!  Most of the fabrics are blue or have blue in them!  That is one reason I picked up a few new fabrics today.  Although I was trying to only use fabrics from my stash for this quilt, I wanted to make sure I have a variety of colors and it doesn’t turn into a blue quilt.

 

More Hexies

For the last few weeks, I have almost exclusively been working on my hexagon quilt.

Here is a little stack of hexies.  Aren’t they just so cute!

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I have completed 15 “diamonds” so far.

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I have not purchased any fabric for this quilt.  I am trying to use only my stash.  I figured I need to start using some of this fabric I keep collecting because it is really starting to pile up.

I think I will use plain white fabric for my “sashing” in between the diamonds, which I’m hoping is the only fabric I have to buy for this quilt top.

 

 

 

Hexagon Obsession

Lately, I have been obsessed with hexagons!

I started dabbling in hexagons a few years ago, but quickly lost interest as I do with most things.

But, after some quality time on Pinterest recently, I decided to take a stab at it again.  And I am enjoying it much more this time around.

I dug around in my craft room and found some leftover freezer paper templates from my previous hexie attempt.

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I pulled some of my fabric stash and cut out some squares.

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Ironed on the freezer paper templates . . .

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Did a little trimming . . .

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And basted the seam allowances under.

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Here is a cute little stack of hexies all ready to get stitched together!

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I played around with the hexie placement a little.  This is the traditional “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” pattern.

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But I wanted something a bit more modern, so I decided on a diamond pattern.

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Now, off to make more hexies!