Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mini Hexagons

There hasn't been a whole lot of sewing going on around here as of late. Sometimes life just gets in the way and you get behind on things. I have been doing a few mini hexagons during my lunch break and thought I would share them with you before you think I've gone off the grid altogether. I decided to join up with Melanie on her quest to complete an entire quilt out of mini hexagons. It is going to be a true test of patience and love. Melanie set a goal to make her quilt a true charm quilt and I thought that sounded like a great challenge. Let me tell you not duplicating fabrics when you need over 2000 hexagons is a huge challenge. I've been lucky enough to get some help from a few friends. Leanne, Ruth, my mom and I teamed up to do a charm pack swap so that alone should yield a fair amount of fabrics, we are each cutting 4 charm packs into fourths. Then we will keep one and send the other three sets to the other girls. I cut up my Love and Modern Meadow packs last night and now I am just waiting for the other to arrive so I can slice them up as well.

These are 2.5 inch squares and paper pieces waiting to be turned into hexagons.

Bea is making some hexagons as well and I commented that she isn't crazy since she doesn't need 2000+ fabrics. One of her blog readers offered to send me some fabric scraps she has so a big thank you to Bee for making the introduction and to Allison for being willing to share. Thanks ladies! In addition to that Mary was doing a little scrap organization herself and decided to share the love and sent along a scrap care package as well which should be here any day now. Thanks Mary I promise to put those to good use for you.

Here are the first 109 hexagons that are done. These are gathered from the ends of jelly rolls, bee scraps, and scraps from other projects that were in my scrap bin. No two are the same, but I did find an accidental duplicate when laying them out.

If you don't think I'm crazy for attempting this then come on over an join in the fun. There is no rush to finish and just think how amazing they will look when they are done.

And on a side note just in case I'm not the last one to know, one of my all time favorite quilt bloggers is back. Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts is back and she is always full of amazing ideas and projects so be sure to head over and check her out!


  1. Wow! You have serious patience! Thanks for visiting my blog, its so fun to get to know new bloggers!

  2. This sounds a fun project and a great one to do in the summer cos you could sit in the garden and sew and not miss the sunshine. I may give it a go and I could start with the 480 charm squares that I have from the Moda Bake Shop (see my blog). The squares in this pack are all 2.5 ins is that the size you are using to make the hexagon?

  3. Hi Greta!
    Well not only do I NOT think you are crazy, But I have plunged in and joined the fun!
    How could any one resist a beautiful little hexie? Or 1000 plus!
    :) Nice to meet you Greta, looking forward to getting to know you as we share this project,
    Valentina from faraway Cyprus

  4. These look great. I think the whole thing is crazy but I sure am enjoying it. Its great for when I can't really carry around something big since I've starting sewing things together. I'll say you're welcome for introducing you two and thanks to you since I don't think I've met Allison yet(?). Can't wait to see where this goes for you. I want to ask if you've started sewing them together yet, but since I'm 8 billion years behind I'll just read ahead and see.

  5. Have you seen this process for doing hexagons? I'm not affiliated with the site, but saw the tutorial last night and saved it in case I find that elusive 'spare' time one day and feel like making some! Hugs Naomi


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