Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hexie Queen Blog Hop and giveaway

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It’s HEXIE time!!
If you follow my blog you know I love working on Ahhhh’s but I will show a bit of those at the end here.
I DID make a new project for this hop.
I showed this picture last week, a project I worked on while on vacation in Napa, CA

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My plan was to make a small zippered pouch from THIS book at connecting threads. But when we got back home, I searched everywhere and just couldn’t find the book! grrr.
So instead I googled how to make a lined zippered pouch.
and I found one HERE
Now I was a bit scared to cut up this pretty hexie piece
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and even cut it in half!
but I managed fine and cut the lining to match and found a pink zipper
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When I had sewn it all together I figured I wanted a flat bottom and knew I had to mark a diagonal and sew on the line and trim
well….. see what I did wrong? I forgot the line had to go the other way (hard to explain if you haven’t done it before)
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so I ended up with a pouch with corners cut off the bottom….
errrr. TOTALLY meant to DO that…. RIGHT!?
here’s a front and back view
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And inside view. May use it as my hand sewing pouch now Smile
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And here’s a few pics of AHHHH’s
(Artistic, Hexotic, Hectic, Hillbilly Hexagons)
More about them here
I just received #49-#56
They are ADDICTIVE I tell you Smile
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Would you like to WIN some Ahhhh’s??
Tonya (the owner of Hillbillyquiltshop)
Sent me some extra Ahhhh’s to give away.
They are #25 – #31
some are easy, some are hard and some are intermediate.
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Here’s what you have to do to win these.
Go to Tonya’s site and tell me which Ahhhh is your favorite (you can mention more than one)
followers of my blog get a 2nd chance.
I’ll pick a winner the 29th!
GOOD LUCK


Here’s the schedule for today
Thursday, August 22    
Julia Plunket – Sew We Quilt
Thanks to Mdm Samm and Debby for hosting and planning this great hop!










101 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

Very cute bag! Blessings, Marlene

Judy said...

Hey, first of all, your pouch is very nice, good job!
Thanks a lot for the link to Tonja's site, it is just amazing which combinations are possible with hexies... it's dangereous to peak around there... smile

Michele T said...

Love your bag and especially the fabric!!! I have not tried a hexie...it is on my To Do List.

Linda said...

What a pretty bag! You did a great job!

Just Quilt It said...

I love the way your bag turned out--rounded corners and all. It's great how we can take our mistakes and just roll with them! I am a follower, and I am intrigued with these hexies. I really like David's Star, even though it is simple. What size are these ahhh hexies? Great work!

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

I love the colors you chose for your hexie bag - so pretty!

Frances Campbell said...

Like Whirly Gig and Shepherds Star. Hard to choose.
Great recovery on the stitching bag. Cute.

Gill said...

I love your little zippered bag!
I like Ditto and Snapshot!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Wow, those hexies from Tonya's site look difficult. Love your little pouch!

patchouli moon studio said...

All that work on those hexies and you cut them? Oh you are brave! Darling bag in beautiful colors.

Bonnie58 said...

Love the bag, Bea. Thanks so much for sharing. i am a happy follower.

Bonnie58 said...

I love the star hexie's they are great. Thanks again

Margaret said...

I like tilt a whirl and diamond engagment. your pouch is very cute Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

I follow you by email and bloglovin

evelyn said...

Cute pouch. I have never heard of "Ah's" before. Thanks for sharing.

Heleen Groot said...

Very, very nice pouch! It looks lovely. Thank you for the link. I am orientating to start on hexies (some time soon) so all information is really welcome. Beautiful work!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love your pouch!

Sunshine Girl said...

Great project - those ahhhs look interesting too.

Needled Mom said...

The hexie bag is really cute. I'd have a hard time cutting the hexies too.

Needled Mom said...

I'm a follower. The Ahhhs are great - especially the Tilt a Whirl.

Gina said...

The zippered pouch is cute.. so pretty! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today. I'm following!

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a pretty bag! You did a great job! i love the colors you used. Thanks for the ahhhs

Mara said...

The AHHH's are so interesting, I like 15, 17 and 27. Next time you will have to try the open wide zippered pouch tutorial, it's really good.

Quilting Tangent said...

#10 Pathways,#11 Kim's cube, #50 Illusions and allot of the others. You might have hooked me into a new block type. Love all the dimension you can have.
You made a pretty bag to keep your AHHHHS in while you work on them.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

My favorite AHHH is Pathways, although I cannot imagine making it with all of those small pieces. I am wondering if you ever resize the blocks?

Vickie said...

You were very brave to slice into those hexies ! Your bag was "sew" worth it ! The fabric is so pretty and I really like how the bottom turned out.

apple blossom said...

pretty bag...very interesting designs...I like pathways

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Good for you to figure out how to make the pouch. I never have but now I know where to look. I just love it!
The other hexies I see how fun they would be to make. What a great scrap buster project.

jan said...

I love your little hexie pouch. i don't know if I could cut into those hexies though. That would be tough. I am just now getting to where I can handle regular hexies - I don't know about Ahhhhs.
xo jan

JanesQuilting said...

Your purse is adorable...Looks to me like it may have been a good thing that you could not find your book.

JanesQuilting said...

I went to Tanya's site...I wouldn't mind trying them all but I think I would start with Tilt a Whirl.

giddy99 said...

Love your pouch; so pretty! :)

Jeanie said...

I really like this bag and think that the angled corners match the hexie sides. Nice job!

Unknown said...

Interesting site. I have seen some of them made up on blogs but didn't know how to do them. There were several that I liked -- Razor Sharp, Tilt a Whirl, The Hidden Star, Snap Shot, and others. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Unknown said...

I am a follower Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Debbie said...

My favorite is Kim's Cubes. I love your pouch. I want to make one!
I'm following your blog. Thanks

Linda J said...

That made up into a very pretty pouch!

I am with you about forcing yourself to cut into a perfectly pieced quilt or sewn up piece. The first tree skirt opening recently about did me in.

KTMae said...

Wish I may, Hidden star and Granny's Spring Tonic are my favorites.

KTMae said...

Now a follower

maggie said...

I just love your bag! Well done, thanks for sharing!
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Kwilt Krazy said...

Cute bag! I like Pathways, Ol Matt's Lantern,and Tumbling star

Lou said...

Cute bag!!!
Tilt a Whirl and Grannies Spring tonic look interesting!

Carol said...

Your hexies are beautiful on your pouch...they are so tiny!

Janarama said...

Your pouch turn out great.

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing your hexie projects.

Britt-Inger said...

your little hexie purse is sew beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Angelia Lanouette said...

Wow...so many wonderful patterns. There are several AHHHs that I would love to try but Granny's Spring Tonic and I Wish I May might be on top of my list. Your beautiful hexie pouch would be perfect to keep some AHHH projects in. Thank you!! anglanouette at gmail dot com

Nellie Duclos said...

Gee, those are an interesting variation on the hexie. I wouldn't know where to start-like a kid in a candy store. What would you recommend to a beginner? Pie and Ice Cream? It's better to start with something simple when learning a new techniques so you have success.
Glad you enjoyed your time in Napa. From the SFBay Area, thanks for sharing.

Debby said...

I would be a bit nervous, too, to cut a perfectly beautiful piece of hexie fabric in half! But your bag turned out awesome and any mistakes are completely invisible! It's fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Number 8 and 25 are my favorites! Thanks!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hej Bea,
din lille taske er så sød og hel unique ;-) jeg kan godt forstå at du ærgerde dig, da du havde skåret hjørnerne forkert af... shit happens ☺
Jeg beundre jeres Ahhh blokke, kæmpe arbejde med alle de små dele, flot!
Thanks for sharing.
kh
Bente

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very cute little bag....

gwen Parker said...

Greetings, I am new to quilting, my mom has reeled me in!! She also introduced me to blog hops! wow at the info!! Your work is beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the giveaway- hope to win to help me get started!

Gwen - zombiewatcher2012@gmail.com

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Your bag is really cute. Thank you for sharing. I looked at her page and got confused. I am a visual person and couldn't figure out what they would look like without fabric. I wish she had samples made up. I did recognize one block #32. I think it is a nice concept to making hexies.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I am a newby follower by bloglovin

Tami C said...

I really like your cute little pouch! It looks perfect for your had sewing pouch. Thanks for sharing the pattern for it. It looks like something even I could make. I haven't sewn anything with a zipper in years! I think I'd like to try some Ahhhhs as well. I looked at Tonya's site and I would love to win one of these: #2 The Conference Call, #13 Stepping Stones & #32 Snap Shot.

Tami C said...

I am a follower on Bloglovin' :-)

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute pouch, and how can you choose a favorite Ahhhh?

Nancy said...

#16 Ozark Native is a nice beginner hexie.

Nancy said...

I am a blog follower.

Jeannette said...

My two favourites are I wish I may and pathways. I love what you did with you hexagons what a great idea.

Jeannette said...

I am a follower already

sandra said...

I really love your bag it is very pretty, thanks for sharing.

Rhonda D. said...

Those Ahhhh's look pretty great!
I like quite a few of them: #1,
19, 24, & 25 to name a few....Some look rather challenging! Thanks
for the chance to win!!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rhonda D. said...

I am a happy follower of your blog!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu adorei sua bolsa,sério!
Eu amo hexágonos e tudo que ele envolve,gostei do MAIO.Parabéns e DEUS te abençoe.
Com net lenta ainda...melhora e piora..rsrsr

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Debbie said...

Very nice pouch, Bea! I'm also in the middle of making one with hexies! I've got hexies on my sewing table in progress to use as the front of a pouch using Geta Gramma's pattern. Tonya has so many fun hexies. I like the ones with lots of little pieces, like Pathways, etc.

barbara woods said...

I liked pathways

barbara woods said...

Follower

Debbie said...

Of course I'm a follower!

Teresa in Music City said...

Your ahhh's are always gorgeous Bea! And I think your little pouch turned out cute as a bug's ear! I don't know that I would have had the courage to cut those hexies up - brave girl!!!!

lizzieslog said...

Pathways and Reflections catch my eye. Hexies are next on my list to try

Cindy said...

Your pouch is cute. It would have been hard to cut up all those hexies...brave!
I have never heard of ahhhs before. Fun to look through them all. I can't even imagine doing an advanced one. Braided Triangle and Grandpas Socks were two of the beginner ones I liked.

Emily C said...

Very cute pouch. We all mistakes, it still came out great.

QuiltSue said...

I love Starburst and Gracie's Glass, but suspect they'd be beyond me.

You were brace to cut your hexies, but the finished bag is cute, even with its "different" corners.

QuiltSue said...

Oops, my previous comment should have said brave, not brace!

I am a follower.

ruthshelton10@att.net said...

Flying the Coop #27 is my favorite. I Like boxed looking patterns. Been drawing these since I was a kid. I can see this one in many different views.

Josie McRazie said...

I had NEVER heard of Ahhhs till this hop (I am pretty new!) But I LOVE them!!! I will have to try them!!! And the bag is a must, too!!

Josie McRazie said...

I am now a follower!!

Beth Strand said...

I like the Spinning Star...it looks like such fun! pbstrand@msn.com

Michele said...

Oops. I like the fabrics you used though and I'm sure you'll still put it to good use.

Katherine said...

Pretty hexie pouch! The colours are fabulous.

Never heard of Ahhhhs before. Some of them are a bit scary looking!

Rochelle Marouski said...

I liked Kim's Cube! Just
finished a hexadaisy
from Craftsy.
Love the cube affect.

Qltr89 said...

I really like Ol Matt's Lantern and Kim's cube. I love your projects. Your pouch is your lemonade; I think it turned out great though. Thank you for sharing.

vicki said...

Love the bag and would choose diamond enegagment and sun stones and david's star. thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

i am a follower. vickise at gmail dot com

Robin said...

Your little zipper pouch is adorable! I have never heard of Ahhhhs before. They are so cool! I love the Whirlygig and the Conference Call ones the best but they are all so neat.

Amy said...

What a cute little zippered pouch!

Carol said...

Love your bag! It is very painful to cut hexies that have been hand-sewn. You did a marvelous job, even if all didn't go as planned. Thanks for sharing all those hexies.

DeAnna S. said...

Nice little pouch. Colors are fantastic.

DeAnna S. said...

I'm also a follower. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Bea!!! Love your little pouch, so pretty. And I have a few of the Ahhhh's too. I especially like the star ones---I Wish I May, Granny's Spring Tonic, The Shepherd's Star, Tiered Hexie, and Starburst. I tend to like stars in my quilts too. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Bea!!! I am an email follower, have been for a while now. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Cathy's Chatter said...

Great tutorial! I really like your bag! Thanks for sharing!

Fiesta said...

I like shepards star. Your project is great too. Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

What a cute little pouch Bea and the corners look okay. I would say you are having "hexie" fun!!

Shannon said...

It would be very hard to cut into those hexies. Your pouch is very cute!!

LJ said...

I'm catching up with the hexie hop. What a cute zippy bag you made. What mistake - just an opportunity to create something new!!

Sarah said...

Teh hexie bag is adorable - I would ahve had a hard time cutting and trimming too but it was well worth it!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Adorable zip bag, Bea! Love the colors, and I'll bet it was tough to cut into, especially after all that work! But I am intrigued by the AHHHHs - even from earlier posts... that #45 is a killer! Beautiful!