Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hexi Blog Hop....More fun than I thought...

Ok, I've never made a hexi before. In fact the only hexis I've seen in person were little English paper piecing ones my sister was hand sewing. She had a bunch of plastic sandwich bags full of them.  (Did not look like fun to me, so despite my sister's enthusiasm for those tiny hexis I had no intention of trying them).  Along comes the Hexi Blog Hop and again I didn't think I would try it, but there were OLISO iron giveaways and Quiltscapes blog had just posted a terrific Hexi hot pad. I needed a new iron so badly that I signed up. Unfortunately I didn't win a iron, but I did have fun making a couple hexi projects.  My first project was (surprise) a Hexi hot pad :
 I made it to go with some placemats and a table runner (pattern called Table for Four) 
and a fabric bowl as a gift for my niece.
 I love the front fabrics, but the back fabric is fun, too.
 
My second project was a take off of the hexi hot pad. I made the five hexis without
the insulbrite and sewed them together before finishing the blanket stitch on the curves.
 
Some close ups of the cute fabrics



 
Thanks for visiting and be sure to visit the other creative Hexi creators today:
 
Day 5: Monday, August 26
Scrapbook-ChickaDoodle (you are here)
 
I apologize that when I signed up for the hop, I didn't realize we would be on vacation with very limited, if any, internet service. I hope I will be able to read the blogs from my phone, but might not be able to comment. I will not be replying to comments left on my blog post, but I want you to know I truly enjoy receiving all your comments. I will be having a giveaway of some fabric (fabric not chosen yet, maybe I will pick something up on vacation). Open to all followers who leave comments. I will chose a winner Sept 9th..

87 comments:

  1. Love what you did for your hexies! Off to catch up the ones I missed.

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  2. So cute! Love it :) I also wanted to let you know that you have the wrong blog address for me in your list. It should have been changed to Sewmuch2luv.com Thank you :)

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  3. Love your hexies. They are so cute. Have fun on your vacation!

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  4. I haven't seen those kinds of Hexies before. Where can I find the pattern?

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  5. Love your hexi hot pad. "Sew" very cute.

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  6. I love your hexi hotpad! And all the other projects you seemed to have been able to squeeze in there! You did very well! Have a great vacation!

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  7. Love the idea of the hotpad... Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Nice twist on the traditional hexies. Nice job!

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  9. Actually I like your different style in the hexie...your hot pad is adorable...

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  10. I have never seen Hexies with the curved edge. Very nice touch.

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  11. Great projects! I love your version of the hexie - especially the hot pad!

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  12. I love your hexies . Very good idea to make a hotpad and a table runner. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  13. Cute hexies, I have never tried ones with curves on before. Enjoy your holiday. I am a follower.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  14. I think you did a great job on your hexies. Love the hot pad.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your pretty hexies - have a great vacation.

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  16. This project is so cool. Maybe a tutorial soon?

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  17. I love your projects! I never thought about a hexie hot pad before, and the table runner is cute! Enjoy vacation and thanks for sharing!

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  18. What a great idea! blessings, marlene

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  19. Oh, like this very much! Very interesting design and use of fabrics - thank you for sharing with us even while on vacation.

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  20. A unique idea...I really like your project.

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  21. totally into your hexies...and that fabric choice welll I perked up pretty quickly to that lol

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  22. Great idea! I like your hot pad and runner very much.

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  23. Your hotpad is a different twist on the hexie... neat!!

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  24. cute projects. I love the fabrics you chose! Have fun on your vacation.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  25. I love the fabrics in these. Very creative projects . Thanks for sharing

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  26. LOVE what you made adn the fabrics are divine

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  27. Wonderful project!
    After seeing these fabrics I need to meak myself a cup of coffee ☺
    Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Cute projects and such great fabric! I've been wanting to make a fabric bowl, but haven't given it a try yet. Thanks for sharing your great work!

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  29. Have fun on vacation! I haven't made a fabric bowl yet I think I will put that on my to do list. :)

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  30. Great projects! Love your choice of fabric!

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  31. Your projects are so cute! I love the unusual way the hexies are joined. Great job!

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  32. Cute! love the fabric. thanks for the giveaway, and have fun on vacation! vickise at gmail dot com

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  33. So cute your projects. Lovely. Thanks for sharing

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  34. Very nice hexies and I love your fabric...enjoy your vacation!

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  35. Cute! I love the curvy look of your hexies. Have a super day!

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  36. What great projects and enjoy your vacation!!

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  37. Those are wonderful! The curvy look is so interesting.

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  38. Very cute fabric and hexies. The curviness added some extra interest to the project. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

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  39. Happy vacation! Love your little hot pad and your table runner. Great fabric choices.

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  40. Hiya!!! What a cute hot pad. And very creative on the table runner too. Very nice work. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  41. Have fun on your vacation. Glad you had fun with your first hexies.

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  42. Good job with your hot pad and table runner. Like your fabric choice, cute.

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  43. Very nice hot pads :) Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Lovely hexie hot pads! What a pretty table setting you've created!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Love your hotpads! Perfect use for scraps to make something beautiful and useful too :*)

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  46. Cute hot pads and runner! See what happens when we stretch ourselves? THX for sharing and enjoy your vacation time.

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  47. Love the round with the hexies.

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  48. i am a new follower via email. i love all your projects. keep up the great work and enjoy your vacation. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  49. Now that is just plain ole cute! Great idea!

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  50. HELLO,LOVE YOUR HEXIES!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  51. Even thought you were a little reluctant to do the hexies you did a lovely job on all of your projects

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  52. Such pretty fabric. I was very relunctant to start hexies at first and now I'm loving them.

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  53. Your hexies are great, good job.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  54. Beautiful that you combined both the cathedral window and the hexie! How cool that you made a chain with them. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. And have a great vacation - I don't expect you to answer all those of us who leave comments!

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  55. Great idea with the hexie runner! It looks terrific!

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  56. Your curves take hexies to a whole new level! Thanks so much for sharing! Enjoy your vacation!

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  57. Love that tablerunner...it would make any table look wonderful!

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  58. Cute projects and curves too!

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  59. Beautiful work! You did a great job. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're enjoying your vacation!

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  60. Your tablerunner is adorable, great choice of fabrics!

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  61. Want to let you know that your post came through just fine. Hope you are having a great vacation. I love your hexie. Good idea to make the hexies without insulbrite. I made a tablerunner with insulbrite for a call from our quilt guild. I'm prone to migraines and the kringle of the insulbrite drove me crazy. I made a tablerunner like it except bigger with insulbrite for my bro and SIL for Christmas last year. It's different when it's family. Your hexies are fabulous. Please don't compare yourself to your sister. I don't know that I've seen her work. Yours is fabulous. Thanks for participating in the hop and being a great inspiration and especially participating while you are on vacation.

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  62. Great tablerunner. Interesting method and thanks for the link to the tut.

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  63. What a great idea! I really love the look and the technique! So pretty!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  64. Those are pretty spiffy Hexies. Like what you did with them. Great fabric choices too.

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  65. That size hexie looks like a great way to start...Love the fabric. The hotpad and the table runner are really cute. Good for a person to get out of their 'comfort level', right?

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  66. Your hexie runner and hot pad are great!! I love the idea of folding over the edges!!

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  67. Your he cue projects are cute. Thanks for sharing and I hope you are having fun on your vacation.

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  68. Very nice! I like the fabric you chose! Have fun on your vacation!

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  69. Enjoy your vacation I'm just glad you were able to post some fun things for us to see. Thanks.

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  70. Well, what fun is a blog hop that doesn't inspire? You did an amazing job with your hexies! I love the table runner. Hope you have/had a wonderful vacation!!

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  71. Loved your projects. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful vacation.

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  72. These are gorgeous projects - are you addicted to hexies now? I hadn't done any before this hop either and seem to have amassed a big pile for a 'future' project! Enjoy your holiday.

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  73. I LOVE the fabric! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  74. I love your Hexie's ....;you are on a roll!

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  75. LOVE the hexie hotpads and runner! Fabulous fabric too!

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  76. gfc follower: nicolesender.
    I've not tried to sew hexies but I think I'll try after seeing all the neat projects.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. Hats off to you for giving those Hexies a try. I might have caught a bit of the hexi bug :)from the hop. I have done one very small project with the Craftsy BOM 2012. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Janita

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  78. Just catching up a bit. I do like your hexi projects even if you don't like mine EPP project :) your fabric choices are cute.

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