Sunday, June 29, 2014

154 Hexagons

This weekend I decided to cut into my new favorite fabric, Amy Butler's Hapi. 

I saw this fabric on Etsy a couple of months ago (sold by ModernQuilter), but couldn't decide what to do with it until I saw LizzyClips Design's WIP, I'm too Hexie.

I like hand sewing, and decided that I had to try some EPP.
 
 
I haven't decided on a final design yet, and still have some solid hexies to baste before I decide.

 
I bought a Fiskars Hexagon Squeeze Punch which made the process go much more smoothly. I had a box of old business cards in my desk at work, and was able to make close to 200 hexagons from it. Now I have 200 business cards with 1 inch hexagon holes in them.  
 
 
I started with thread basting, but that was slow going. I switched to glue, and it's working out well so far. 
 


I now have 154 Hapi Hexies ready to be sewn together.


For now, they all fit in this little box, waiting to turn into a quilt. I'm aiming for a 60 x 60 top, and according to this website I only need to make 1200 more. Wow.


Happy Sunday!

Linking with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, Nini and The Sea's  Weekly Inspiration Linky Party, and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation. 

7 comments:

  1. Such pretty little hexies!! And your business card idea is a stroke of brilliance. I have a box of misprinted cards at the office that have a date with the hole puncher! I can't wait to see the progress on your hexie project!

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  2. Lovely Hexies - Love EPP :)

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  3. Your fabrics are beautiful the quilt will be gorgeous. I love the look of Hexies but couldnt do a whole quilt unless they were 6" big (hee hee)

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  4. I think glueing would be my method too. And a hexagon punch! I haven't heard of it before the EPP hexies, but it's such a great idea for recycling paper and making as many as you need. I like your fabric choices as well. The rose one in the top picture is my favorite :)

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  5. Thanks for linking up, love your hexies! and you only need 1200 more, piece of cake! haha

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  6. I am always impressed and awed by people who take on making hexies. I think they are beautiful but the shear number of them needed scares me silly!

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  7. Only 1200 more!
    A hexi punch? What a great idea! I've never seen them here. Maybe I should get out more.

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