Dienstag, 20. August 2013

Be a hexie queen - bloghop with TUTORIAL

Welcome to all of you!
I am so glad you are able to hop over.
Thanks to Debbie who put  a lot of work in this hop, keeping us updated frequently about nearing deadlines , and of course to Madam Samm who's blog is the home of all these wonderful hops.

I still remember the first time I heard about Hexagons, it was still back in Germany, and I had just (re-)started sewing / quilting. My friend Christiane talked about these things you sew by hand. And I was like: Really? Are you crazy????? I thought this was freaking crazy. 

Then, last year, I discoverd more an more wonderful stuff made with Hexies - I even started to make a special pinterest board for them. And I thought more and more about making some myself....
And then I fell over this issue of GenQ and I found this wonderful book in our library and I gave up *waving a white flag*
I bought some stuff to make my own hexies.

After reading the article in GenQ, I decided to go with the freezer paper Hexies, I thought that would be best for me. But I couldn't find them anywhere....

But, in the end, I found this etsy shop and was able to order not only a bunch of freezer paper hexagon templates, but also 100 pre-cut Liberty of London hexies - that was my undoing...

Ever since they arrived, I was sewing my hexies....



while watching / listening Downton Abbey...



my first Hexie-Flower EVER!!! Okay, not that perfect. but still....


On my flight from Austin back to S.F. - yes, you are allowed to bring needles and small scissors into the cabin....



sunday morning 8 am while my daughter was having breakfast (who can eat breakfast at 8 am?)

Sill - I was not sure I will finish this until today, so I did something else...

(of course not - not finished... but already played around with some options for the final design....









Do you have some nice fabric scraps? and a zipper or two? Some scraps of woven ribbon as well? And about 30 minutes? Then click here or on one of the pictures to hop over to the tutorial....

After doing so (or right now), don't forget to pop over to these other awesome ladies:


    
Fish Kopp   (<--- you are here)




    
    
   
    


to see what they have been up to.
And don't forget to check in on "Sew we quilt" for the next seven days to get even more inspiration to try this crazy, but addictive technique for yourself :-)

Hope to see you soon, have a hexie wonderful wednesday,
Tina


Kommentare:

  1. Your flowers will become quite a lovely quilt :) And that little bit of lace on the pouch is such a cheerful addition!

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  2. Love your tiny hexie flowers! The pouch hexies are sew sweet, thank you for sharing the tutorial.

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  3. I love love your liberty flowers and your pouch is adorable too.
    Have fun
    xo jan

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  4. ooohhh! little liberty hexagon flowers, so cute.

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  5. Adorable hexy pouch, with that interesting zipper. The tiny flowers look beautiful on the big hexagons. Looking forward to see it finished.

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  6. Oooh those hexagon pouches are so cute - I may have to make one! Love all of the fabrics you have used.

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  7. Great job on your first hexie flower. Love those hexie pouches, adorable!

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  8. I really like your hexagon pouches. I think your very first hexy flower looks great! I am very curious as to how your big project will turn out. Keep us posted!

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  9. Love the flowery hexies and gray is an old favorite! Wherever did you get that cute lacy zipper? Thanks for sharing-from the SFBay area.

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  10. Very nice job. You have definitely been bitten by the hexi bug.

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  11. Well done!! Some of those hexie flowers look pretty small! I hexie on planes, too!! I made a few zipper pouches with the hexie shape....never thought to add them to my post. Glad I didn't, because yours are so much nicer!

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  12. Looks great with the lace zipper!

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  13. Thanks for sharing your hexie story.

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  14. Clever you! Little hexie flowers on bigger hexies. And that little hexie purse is so sweet. I even have some Libery fabrics (scraps, actually) that would be so happy as new hexies. Thanks for the idea and for sharing your lovely work!

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  15. Your little pouch is really sweet! And I like the idea of putting the hexi-flowers onto larger hexis.

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  16. Your little pouch is just darling and I like the idea of the double hexie...very cute.

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  17. Your small pouch is adorable and double hexie a very good idea.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this blog hop

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  18. I love your tiny hexies!
    Thank you for sharing and for the tutorial!

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  19. Everything is just so cute...I love the little pouch

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  20. What a great idea for the hexie pouch!

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  21. I love the hexie pouch and have bookmarked it. I think it would be great to make for my granddaughters. Thanks for the tutorial. Those tiny, tiny hexies are really cute!

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  22. I love the lace zipper pouch - just a little touch of really special.

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  23. You are very inspiring. I love that little bag. Thanks for sharing

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  24. Such tiny hexies...too cute! Your bag is adorable with that zipper. Thanks for sharing and hopping with us!

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  25. How cute are your little pouch/ purses !! Your little hex flowers are turning out very pretty as well .

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  26. Your hexes on hexes project will be wonderful when finished! Cute little pouch and tutorial! Thanks!

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  27. Lovely pouches! Great idea to use the laser cut zipper. I love your idea of placing the hexie flowers against the gray hexies - they really stand out. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  28. Very nice hexie projects. I love the little pouch. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. lovely hexies and your little pouch is adorable thanks for sharing

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  30. Love the bag!
    The mini hexies on those grey larger hexies is a great idea!

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  31. Where did you find a lace zipper? and it's purple!!!!
    I like the hexie flowers that are going on the grey hexies.

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  32. I love your hexagon bag! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  33. I just love your pouch, especially the way you designed it, Also the fabrics you chose.

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  34. Love the little tiny hexie flowers inside the bigger one - too cute!!! And the little pouches are just adorable :*)

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  35. I love your zipper pouches. What a nifty idea.

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  36. Wow, wonderful hexes. And so tiny.

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  37. Oh, I love your hexie projects! And look at those little teensies--love your idea of placing the littles in a larger hexagon, can't wait to see the finished project! I'll have to try my hand at the little hexie bag - good ideas!

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  38. Oh, I love your hexie projects! And look at those little teensies--love your idea of placing the littles in a larger hexagon, can't wait to see the finished project! I'll have to try my hand at the little hexie bag - good ideas!

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  39. I enjoyed your projects and thanks for sharing all the photo. Really fun blog hop.

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  40. OU have risen to Queen in good standing..your projects are pretty amazing..Tina, I really love your hexie bag...you did well....

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  41. WOW! I printed out the tutorial. It's a great idea. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Love them!

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  42. What a great idea for the precuts! love your hexies

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  43. I love your hexies on larger hexies - what a great idea! I am anxious to see that project finished. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. My daughter and SIL are into fitness and spend quite a bit of time at the gym. Maybe I need to make earphone baggies for them. Thanks for a great idea and marvelous tutorial. Thanks for participating and giving us great ideas.

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  44. Oh soooo tiny! They look good on the grey fabric. Happy finishing.

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  45. Cute! You have done a lot of Hexen :) I am going to check out that tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. wow, love your hexies-so little! that is a cute pouch too...to-do list, here I come! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

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  47. What tiny hexies! I love your little pouch! :)

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  48. Cute pouch and using hexies!! Ingenious.

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  49. Oh your hexies are going to turn into such beautiful flowers! I love the hexie zippered pouch! Thank you for taking the time to put the tutorial together for us! Thanks also for participating in the blog hop and inspiring us today!

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  50. Love all your tiny hexies. Your zip pouch and tutorial are great too. Thanks.

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  51. Your little hexies are so cute I have been trying to stay away from them but after this hop I know I will be hooked. Your little pouch is very sweet, thanks for sharing.

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  52. Wasn't it fun finishing up that very first hexie? I still recall how excited I was when I completed the first one many years back. I made paper hexagons from empty cereal boxes for my paper pieces. I cut up scraps of everything and made them mixed greens in between each one.
    I really like your hexie, and the purse is wonderful.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  53. All you teeny tiny hexies make me want to start piecing flowers right now. The flowers on the gray is going to be very striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Thank you for the tutorial, I will definitely check it out. Now that I've packed up my only sewing machine to be serviced, I'm back to EPP day and night for a few days. Like you, I enjoy EPP while watching/listening to TV. By the way, is EPP with freezer paper easier than the thin card stock they are usually made with? Does it have much body and clean edge to it?

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  55. Lovely hexie pouch! Such a clever and cute design. Also admiring the next hexie project you show a peek of - looks wonderful with those tiny pieces.

    You are a Hexie Queen!

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  56. You are fast on the hexie prep and English paper piecing. Cute hexie pouch, I appreciate your providing the tutorial in the preceeding post.

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  57. Love your projects. I haven't tried the freezer paper pieces, so I'm checking out your link. Thanks!

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  58. Cute hexie pouch. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  59. Looks like you jumped right in with your hexies! Love the little ones and your layout is wonderful. What a cute purse idea - I love those lacey zippers!

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  60. Wow, are those flowers tiny! I love that little zipper purse! I think I will save that tutorial. Thanks for the link!

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  61. Hiya!!! Now you sew like I do---a little here, a little there. I get too bored doing one thing all the time. Right now I have 3 baby quilts, a crochet blanket, and some cross-stitch going, as well as a book, and of course, my computer time. I just hop from thing to thing. Your little purse is just adorable. Thanks for the tutorial, and thanks for sharing. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  62. Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. Love your little Hexie pouch! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  64. I love the lace on your little Hexi Pouch! I will hav ve to put that on my next to try!!!

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  65. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing

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  66. Wonderful!! I love the tiny hexies. Your project will look great when finished.

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