Pink and Green Baby Hexie Strips

I’ve stumbled across the Monday Morning Star Count over at Jessica Alexandrakis’ blog, Life under Quilts, and I couldn’t resist sharing my little hexie project-in-progress:

They’re little, teeny half-inch hexagons that will embellish the side of a project bag found in Hexa Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher.  (Sorry, Jessica, for name-dropping on someone else’s hexie book–but rest assured, your hexie book is on my shopping list!)  The fabric is just completely random scraps I found in the bottom of a stash box.

It was the Life Under Quilts and A Few Scraps blogs that first introduced me to the idea of English Paper Piecing/hexagon quilting last year.  (Ironic that my first hexie book wasn’t Quilting on the Go…)  The idea’s been sitting in the back of my mind since, and then I saw Hexa Go-Go at the fabric shop I visited with my bestie over Christmas break, saw the author’s little blurb about how hexagons were “quilting’s answer to knitting,” and I decided that it was time to learn.  Lack of portability has been my main reason to avoid sewing and quilting all these years, and portability is one of the reasons why I love knitting so much.  I’m no stranger to crafting in public, and I’d love to include sewing and quilting in my arsenal of portable crafting!

Making hexies is fun.  It’s super simple and they come together really quick, and they’re way, way cute.  I’m planning to make my son’s upcoming “big boy bed” quilt with some sort of hexagon design element because I love the technique so much.

I’m trying to decide on the fabrics for the rest of the bag, so my sewing desk looks like this:

Too much cute!  (And can you tell that I mostly make things for little girls?)

9 thoughts on “Pink and Green Baby Hexie Strips

  1. Jessica says:

    I have those fabrics! the sea foam tiny floral and the pink with kitties. How cool is that?! Thanks for joining the linky party, it will be fun to see your progress on this pouch. That was one of my favorite patterns in Hexa-go-go (The book is awesome, btw. If you ask me, the world can't have enough books on EPP..). I love the pic of your fabrics, you've got a good eye, the mix is perfect.


  2. Helen says:

    I am ooh-ing and ahh-ing over your hopscotch, little kitty, and the viney floral, and I am hardly a little girl anymore…(approaching seventy-five here)…or maybe I still have a little girl heart?


  3. Allison says:

    I love your tiny hexies and the colors are great. I also like the Hexa-go-go and Quilting On The Go books 🙂 They are my favorite EPP books and have great tips and projects.


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