Friday, 27 September 2013

Hexie fever

I think I always knew the day would come when I couldn't resist trying some smaller hexagons. Last time I was at The Home Patch I bought some 3/8" hexie papers. They are even cuter than half inch ones.

Spurred on by my success, some 1/4" papers arrived. I think this is the moment I officially lost my mind, they are so small......but look at how cute they are sitting on a 1" hexie.

Now the half inch hexies feel huge to work with......the three sizes.

After seeing this post at Quilts in the Barn I feel inspired to create some mini quilts. I've never really seen the point of mini quilts until now. I have one from a couple of years ago, and that's what I'll use the little hexies for too.

The school holidays are going well, the boys have been enjoying lots of water bomb games, sleeping in and generally taking it easy. I have been busy turning this.......

.......into this. Painting the fence has been on the job list for far too long.

Happy Friday.....enjoy the weekend.

Susan x

29 comments:

  1. Long live hexies (in all sizes), and their addictive nature!!!

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  2. Wow Susan - aren't they cute ?! They will be perfect for a little quilt...actually needs to be several little quilts doesn't it? They look so good in groups. Have fun!
    Hilda

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  3. they are so tiny...........nice fence.........working on some paving - the path to the chook shed..........

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  4. What 'Kindred Quilts' said! :o)
    Although I'm not sure if my fingers are nimble enough to try 1/4" hexies.

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  5. oh my goodness.... how cute are they...... how insane are you?
    the fence is looking good too....

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  6. Hexagons are a bit like children, the smaller they are the cuter they are. They look lovely in your FG fabric.

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  7. Hard to resist aren't they. Gorgeous Hexie flowers in my favourite colours. Well done on painting the fence.

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  8. Hard to resist aren't they. Gorgeous Hexie flowers in my favourite colours. Well done on painting the fence.

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  9. Happy "small" sewing or should that be "painting"!
    Either way... EnJoY! :)

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  10. how cute are those little hexies...cant wait to see what they become

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  11. Gorgeous hexies. I admire you doing such small ones. Hugs......

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  12. Looks like those hexies won't get any smaller. They are so very cute, are they hard to handle? And I notice that they are still in your "reds".
    I look at my minis as little colour charts and enjoy the fact that they don't take so long to make. They also decorate the house, on walls and tables.
    Fence is looking very smart with it's new coat of paint.

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  13. wow Susan they sure are tiny,i would have trouble seeing them,lol,happy painting my friend.xx

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  14. they are gorgeous!!
    love the idea of the small one on the 1inch hexie.....
    good to see you are doing something interesting on the holidays, and I don't mean the fence lol.
    You know that the mini's are as addictive as hexies are?

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  15. They are really tiny, but so cute.
    Greetings Grit

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  16. Officially lost your mind huh? That totally made me smile! Your hexies are absolutely perfect. I can definitely see the draw.

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  17. Your little hexieflowers are so sweet.
    I like sewing with hexagons like 3/8 and 1/2 Inch, too.

    Have a nice weekend, Manuela

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  18. Those hexies sure are cute Susan.....good job painting....You have a lovely weekend too xo

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  19. Everyone needs a little craziness in their life!! Your hexies are so cute; I look forward to seeing more of them!!

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  20. Nice to get a job ticked off the "to do" list...cute hexies!!!

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  21. Just knew you would do something fun with those 1/4"er's! Aren't they too cute☺️ Our quild quilt show is this weekend and I am scheduled to do a demo on glue basting vs. Thread basting with EPP. My examples range from 2 1/2" hexagons down to 1/4" size plus clamshells and diamonds. Love seeing the expression of everyones faces who have never seen the tiny ones!!

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  22. Thats a good fence, for keeping kids in and feral garden gobbling rabbits out! Love the hexies but couldn't bring myself to buy little ones at LQS yesterday...still stuck on diamonds. But glad your making mini quilts, because I am really interested in mini's so would love to hear of any good books or tips you come across.

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  23. Your brave Susan - I struggled with 1/2 inch hexies. Love mini quilts - great way to try different blocks without having to do large quilt. And what a gorgeous wall display they make

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  24. Wow! So tiny :) also live your painting although it isn't of sceneries or outside LOL!!!

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  25. Yep you have lost it! Even I am not silly enough to play with hexies that small but will enjoy watching you do so :o) hugs

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  26. Yep you have lost it! Even I am not silly enough to play with hexies that small but will enjoy watching you do so :o) hugs

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  27. Your little hexies are lovely, I look forward to seeing what you do with them. You are being very productive!!

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