Hexies Re-Visited

In my July 28, 2106 blog post, I mentioned I have a long term relationship with hexies.  I participate in fat quarter swaps on Instagram and one of my swap partners sent a box to me that included one inch hexie templates and fabric scraps to play with.  I liked the fabric colors and sewed them together in random order.

I was playing around with background fabrics and decided to go with this red and white polka square fabric.  LUV!  The hexies really stand out!

I had hand basted the fabric squares to the hexie paper templates before I sewed them together so I removed the basting threads and the paper templates.  THEN I steam pressed them to death so they would keep their cute little hexie shapes.  Finally I pinned them to the background fabric and machine appliqued the hexies.

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I used a smokey gray nylon for the top thread and a chocolate brown cotton/polyester for the bobbin thread…not the wisest choice because the brown bobbin showed through the lighter fabrics!  I probably should have used a light gray or tan bobbin color…good learning experience for machine applique!

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Here’s the back, looking at the pattern of stitches I think the hexies look like a little Schnauzer dog…but I am partial because I have my Sadie Sue Schnauzer!  I brought my threads to the back and tied them off.

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Here’s the final version before quilting.  It will make a nice mini wall hanging or a mug rug as a gift for a friend or maybe just for me!

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I’ve been focusing on mug rugs, smaller quilts and wall hangings lately.  They are fun to create and the completion time is much shorter than a large quilt!

2 thoughts on “Hexies Re-Visited

  1. sandradny says:

    I love the little dog outline on the back, and to be honest, it really does look like Sadie Sue. I’ve got to get into Instagram swaps– what a great way to get a fun quilting surprise in the mail. Your partner is loads of fun based on the color palette she sent you.

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