Hexi update

I really haven’t fallen off the planet – seems there is always something else to do – actually there is this afternoon, but  . . .  here I am anyway.  Last night my accountant took my book files, checked things over, bank balances with books, sales tax report is next, then 1099’s  and W-2’s are done.  Has the info for my Corp tax return – and it is only Jan 14th – ahead this year!  I know TMI – but it is a business and there are necessary things we have to do.

Will share a quick hexi update . . .

5/8" project - arranging the units

5/8″ project – arranging the units

 

will need to cover more path hexies so can complete the left side eventually

will need to cover more path hexies so can complete the left side eventually

 

this much is sewn together

this much is sewn together

 

gathered up the rows and stacked them in a basket with paper towels pieces separating the rows - organized!

gathered up the rows and stacked them in a basket with paper towels pieces separating the rows – organized!

hexi row - ready to add to the unit

hexi row – ready to add to the unit

edge papers in pace for joining

edge papers in place for joining

 

remove papers after sewing the row to the unit

remove papers after sewing the row to the unit

How is your hexi project coming along?  Here are some of mine – in progress – hoping to add borders and finish them up this winter — I still have some time.

4th hexie project - 1/2" hexis, used Spice Market and Toasted fabric lines

4th hexie project – 1/2″ hexis, used Spice Market and Toasted fabric lines

 

1/2" hexies, jewels and 1" diamonds to make the units

1/2″ hexies, jewels and 1″ diamonds to make the units

1inch diamonds to make the stars

1 inch diamonds to make the stars

These last three projects I worked on a year ago when I was so sick with the inner ear stuff, then bronchitis, was dizzy and couldn’t do much, but I could do handwork.  Something to focus on other than how I was feeling – stitching really does help!  Love busy work, and it holds those memories.

I wish you all the stitching time you want in 2014!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comments

Hexi update — 22 Comments

  1. It is so fun to see how the fussy cut pieces form a pattern after they’re sewn together. It’s addictive! Do you leave the basting threads in or take them out? I’ve always wondered about this. So far I’ve just left them in.

  2. What a treat! These photos are like a late Christmas present. They’ll be gorgeous when they’re finished – they’re stunning now!

  3. Thanks Jo, I am always amazed at handwork projects. They all take time, but handwork seems to be done on borrowed time. Love it!

  4. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing ! I took your advice and am adding part of the “path” as I do each flower. Please continue to share … I would love to see how the “binding” is done.

  5. I love your hexi projects. Would love to start one with just your fabrics and I certainly have loads to choose from. Did you purchase your 1/2 inch jewels from paper pieces or is the template one you created yourself? I looked on their site and they don’t offer jewels to go with the 1/2 inch hexagons. Of course, there are so many wonderful hexi patterns to choose from. Mary Ann

  6. Thanks for showing how you sew all the hexie’s together. I was wondering where to start and your photos show, what seems to be, a logical progression of construction.

  7. Jo, I understand using the Templar template on the front to fussy cutting, but could you let me how you put the hexi paper on the back – making sure it’s in the right place? Thank You!!

    • I center the paper, fold the first edge over, hold it with my thumb as I fold the second edge over, then begin tacking the corners. It takes two stitches to hold the corners.
      Some people have used paper clips to hold the first edge, others have used small binder clips. I did use a tiny binder clip, but seem to use my hands as they are always with me.

  8. Gorgeous! I have never made Hexi ‘s before , but you have inspired me to start. I LoVe your fabrics. Friends can always pick out my finishes as I use your line often. Thanks for all the great posts. M.

  9. I am so inspsired to make more hexis! I was wondering what the ‘path’ fabric is? 3994-LN or 3994-LO ? Hard to tell from the picture how light or dark your paths are!

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