Tuesday, June 25, 2013


When I first started quilting hexagons seemed so intimidating. There is paper, thread, sewing it by hand. Who would do such a thing. Apparently I would,  because now I think it's time I give these a try!!!! I have done my research. I feel confident. Really how hard can it be?

My first step was to buy this at Jo Ann's. This is in the scrap booking isle.  I bought what Fiskars call the large punch. This gives me a hexagon with 3/4 inch sides. The picture is of the larger punch that is two inches.  But I wanted to stick to using up my scraps.
When I got it home I had to give it a try. One postcard was enough to punch out seven hexagons. Now not only am I saving every little bit of useable fabric I am saving suitable paper too.

 From this point I set down and tried to figure out a pattern that I wanted. I was able to print out the hexagon graph paper from here.  I wanted something a little different from the ordinary. I wore my little crayons down to nubs, finally settling on this.
I intend mine to be scrappy where there is color on the graph.

Here is my first attempt. It went really smoothly. So much so that I did this on a recent road trip.

I did a lot more. I love that this can go anywhere with me. How perfect for summer!
Today I am linking up with Jessica of Life Under Quilts
Stats of what I have done: 26 hexagons, many more to go. Too many to count.


  1. What a wonderful start you have made in your project! I really like the design layout you are using.

  2. Great plan! And I've always wanted one of those hexie punches ... maybe I'll invest in one soon.

  3. Hah - I tell everyone I don't do hand work but I work on hexies in most spare moments - it's just not the same to me. Good for you to find a punch...I couldn't find one when I started. Don't forget to punch a hole in the center of each hexie = makes it easier to pop it out later.

  4. What a great start! And such a good idea to use the scrapbook punches. I'm going to pull out my Creative Memories supplies and use my punches, too.


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