Wednesday, August 28, 2013

HEXIES...then and now!

Hexagon:  In geometry, a hexagon is a polygon with six edges
...blah blah...blah...

I never liked math...or geometry for that matter
but I'm glad the kwilting world
has found a formula for enjoying this little six-sided shape.

HEXIES...
have been around a loooooong time
Here's a "grandmothers flower garden block" I made
in my FIRST KWILT  
20 years ago...how ugly is this fabric!?!
AND I didn't know much about the kwilting processes.
however, I surprised myself when revisiting this
block...I actually did some fussy cutting for
the inner hexies!    


Today, the Modern Quilt Movement has taken this shape
by storm and they are showing up everywhere!

I wasn't sure what to make, so I began by making these hexies...
from a flowery charm pack I had on hand. 


And layered them on top of a 
mossy green Connecting Threads fabric, batting and a backing. 


Kwilted around the edges of each hexy...













  • Did some "echo" kwilting around the BIG HEX!
    (thank goodness my kwilting skills have improved)


    Flip it over and just look at the fun kwilting design.


    I still wasn't sure what I wanted this project to be....
     After asking a few kwilting friends what they saw in this design
    ...the answer was unanimous

    A PILLOW ! ! !

    I added a yellow flange, more of the green fabric 
    for the backing, stuffed it and sewed it up.  
    Looks great on my deck!
    Guess I need to make some more!  


     View good view of the flange!


    Come sit down...


    Make sure you stop to see the other bloggers today
    and see what the hex they have made!

    Wednesday, August 28

  •  Thanks to Madam Samm (Sew We Quilt) and 
    Debby (Debby Kratovil Quilts) 
    for helping us get our hex on!


    72 comments:

    1. popped in on the hop! So now I am following even more blogs where am I going to find the time to stitch I ask myself!

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    2. Oh my! That pillow is absolutely gorgeous! Your first block looks really neatly done. And colour preference change.... I know that just looking around at some of my project! Cherish your old blocks, if just for a laugh! Thank you for your post!

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    3. Great cushion - the yellow finishes it off perfectly!
      Thank you for sharing!

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    4. Love your pillow! Such a great pop of colour on your patio!

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    5. Oh its so lovely - love the colours you have used.

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    6. It makes a great pillow. Wonderful stitching and great color choices.

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    7. Very sweet pillow. So bright and colorful!! "You've come a long way, baby!"

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    8. Love your pillow - thanks for sharing.

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    9. Love your pillow and the yellow does give it the finishing touch!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

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    10. yes my dear Kwilt lady..you have soooo improved..although that fussy cut was pretty impressive ...can we talk about your cushion ...heavenly!

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    11. Those look wonderful as a nice plump pillow! Love the seeing all the floral prints on the lovely green background too.

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    12. I love this Kathy - it's perfect for your deck! blessings, marlene

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    13. Lovely pillow. It is so nice that you have your early hexie project.

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    14. Oh I do like the pillow very pretty colors....have a great day.

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    15. Great projects!! Your pillow is adorable.

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    16. Gorgeous pillow.Thanks for sharing!

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    17. Love this pillow! Wish I could come sit and visit. And I love the flange you added. Great job.
      xo jan

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    18. What a great pillow! It looks beautiful there! Yes, you should make more!

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    19. great pillow lovely work thanks for sharing the then and now with us today

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    20. I wish I'd read your math info about a hexie being six-sided BEFORE I sewed my project. LOL Your hexies turned out perfectly wonderful and made a beautiful pillow...very, very nice!

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    21. Love the colors! A very soft and pretty and quilty cushie. I want to make one! ... :) Pat

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    22. What a beautiful pillow Kathy and the flange is so neat! I had a charm pack of that fabric and loved using it!

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    23. I loved how you used your hexies. Thanks for sharing.

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    24. Your pillow is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    25. Love the colours that you put together they look great

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    26. Lovely pillow. I love those prints.

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    27. Absolutely incredible, the color combination is awesome!

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    28. Very pretty pillow Kathy ! LOL on the
      southwestern fabric...I think I still have some !! Gonna go get it and get rid of it right now...the birds need shreds of fabric for winter nests....right !

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    29. I love that pillow it gives me great ideas. Thanks for sharing

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    30. Very nice pillow and the echo quilting is just great for this project! Well done!

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    31. Your pillow is wonderful! Such a change from your first one. Love this one much better! Great job.

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    32. Perfect pillow! Your old one is groovy too!

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    33. That is so pretty. I love the colors!

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    34. Pretty pillow. Looks wonderful outside on that chair.

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    35. What a bright and beautiful hexie pillow. Love seeing the fussy cutting possibilites too!

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    36. Great pillow!!!
      Such nice bright colors:)
      Great job!

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    37. This is a very beautiful flowery pillow which looks lovely on your pretty chair on patio.

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    38. what a glorious, scrappy, beautiful pillow full of hexies. Love, love, love it. Your quilting is very nice, too. Thanks for sharing your work today.

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    39. Isn't it funny, in 20 years you might just look at the pillow and say what was I thinking with those materials and colours! LOL I Love it!!!

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    40. Your pillow is sew wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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    41. I will come sit on your deck, thanks. Your pillow is wonderfully cheerful and it does make that chair inviting. I love the quilting. Perfect.

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    42. Your pillow is beautiful. I love the quilting! Thanks for sharing.

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    43. Love photos of someone's early quilts, and your GFG quilt is lovely as is the beautiful pillow which you shared! Great job,
      cheers
      maggie

      maggiemine42@gmail.com

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    44. Your first block is amazing and your fussy cutting is perfect. It's right in vogue now with the hexies and anything goes these days - every color, color combination, print, etc. Your pillow is fabulous. Your quilting is amazing. I'm sure you've had lots of practice to have reached this level. The phlange is a great addition and it is a perfect color. Your pictures are great! Thanks for participating and I hope to see you in more hops soon.

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    45. Wow that's a mighty pretty pillow. Love your fabric choices. and yes you have come a long way.

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    46. I love the colorful hexies and wonderful quilting on your pillow.

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    47. Hiya!!! What a great project, the pillow turned out fantastic. The only problem is that you can't see the back with that wonderful quilting now. Oh well, it's still great. Thanks for sharing. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

      pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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    48. Such a pretty pillow, I think I need to make one of those.

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    49. Such a pretty pillow, I think I need to make one of those.

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    50. Your pillow is just too pretty to SIT on! A true ray of sunshine! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

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    51. That is a fun pillow. Love the color combo. Thanks for sharing your blog with this hop.

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    52. Your pillow turned out great. Love the colours.

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    53. Love your pillow. Your flower fabrics are pretty.

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    54. You did a really nice job on your pillow! Your porch will look nice with a couple more. Thanks for sharing!

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    55. Super nice pillow! and you didn't do bad on that first one either!

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    56. I love your pillow! It looks great on the deck :)

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    57. Great! It made into a wonderful pillow. I think seeing our quilting development/experience is fantastic. The echo quilting is super - a skill I've not mastered.

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    58. What a pretty pillow. That is my kind of kwilting. Thank you for sharing.

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    59. Oh I love it. It is such a nice pillow. Good job. I love the quilting!!

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    60. Oh! Love love love that pillow! Love the apple green and the bright fabrics on top of them - good job!

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