Sunday, 22 May 2011

I've caught the bug!

Well, I didn't think I would, but it seems I've really caught the hexie bug!  After yesterday's post about my small collection of red and white hexies, I did a bit more 'research' online, and saw some beautiful hexagon cushions and then I started thinking how good my vintage and vintage look fabrics would look made into lots of hexies and all sewn together to make a cushion front...... very pretty me-thinks! 

I made a start on cutting out some hexagons this morning and carried on this afternoon, I have about 30 cut so far. 


I'm just loving all of the combinations that can be done using just a small amount of these-


I'm planning on making a square (or maybe rectangular) cushion cover with this little bunch, not quite sure how many I'll actually need (I don't think I'll work that out just yet as I may end up putting myself off!). 

Like many people though, I'm very guilty of sitting in front of the tv most  every night, and not doing much else.  At least now I'll be able to do something productive!

It's really easy to get started on these - this is all the kit I need for the moment -



I found a sheet of hexagons online (I'm not sure where it was, but if you want it, leave me a comment and I'll email it to you - it's a pdf) so I made 1 cardboard template (from a cereal packet) slightly bigger than the hexagonal paper pieces and I'm using that to cut hexagons from my chosen fabrics. 

I was also a little bit sneaky/lucky with some of these pieces of fabrics - while looking through fabric shops online, I found a few who offered free samples...... one of which you can see the back of in the photo above - it's a very pretty Tilda fabric, just the right size for a beautiful hexie!

And you know what all this cutting means?  More of these -


Beautiful scraps!!

Thanks to all of you who have already commented on yesterday's post and helped me out with my decisions on my laptop case design.  I think I'll be spending a few more days thinking about it, so while I'm cutting out and sewing hexies, my mind will be wandering....

5 comments:

  1. Welcome to the "club", though it starts out as a bug, and then quickly becomes an addiction;-)

    blessings, jilly

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  2. I love those hexies - I've been looking for a small protable project and this might just be it... Looking forward to seeing the finished cushion!

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  3. oh wow these are fabulous!! i would not have patience to make these.

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  4. I love vintage patternss. Makes me wish I could sew. lol

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  5. Very cute!
    Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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