Monday, August 26, 2013

Hexies!!

It is finally time for the Be A Hexie Queen blog hop with Madame Samm and Debby as our cheerleader.  A fun and inspiring hop it has been so far.


I started out with my seven Kaffe Fassett hexies that I had basted long ago.  I was so excited about the colors of the fabric and using them with hexies I knew I had to find some way to use them that was unique.  After rearranging and turning them all in different directions I finally knew how I wanted them, I just needed some more fabric.  An hour of searching the internet and I found two different places to order more.  Once the fabric was here I quickly got to work.


Only 217 half-inch hexies and countless hours later my table topper is finished....This is a huge stretch of the imagination for me as I never in my wildest dreams would normally use these fabrics let alone together.

(click photo for a closer look)

The Sewline glue pen I used to baste them worked wonderfully.  The papers came out easily when it was finished (which I have often wondered about as I have never removed all the papers from a hexagon quilt before), and the fabric was nice and flat against the papers which made them easier to sew together.  I am pretty sure it will be quite a while before I use these half-inch hexies again...it takes many hours to make a sizable piece, but well worth the extra time!  Please visit the other blogs to see their hexie creations.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

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74 comments:

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Kristen I just LOVE the fabs...oh my word girl...looks at ALL those hexies!!! It looks sensational!!!

jan said...

Wow - this is beautiful Kristen. Great job.
xo jan

Judy said...

The colour combination is fantastic, it is glowing!!! Very nice table topper, you did a beautiful job!

Heleen Groot said...

I love the colours in that quilt! Amazing. And of course, you do get minus points for using "ONLY" 217 hexies...... You did loads of work on this one and boy, did it work out well! Great job.

tubakk said...

A pretty little table topper with great fabrics.

Mara said...

1/2" hexies are hard, GOOD JOB!

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is sew wonderful and an amazing piece of hand work. Thank you for sharing and being part of this hop

Gill said...

Fabulous!
I can't imagine how long this must have taken to complete with all those tiny hexies!
Thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

I love the color combo. Your topper turned out awesome. Gotta love the rich Kaffe colors.

Just Quilt It said...

Gorgeous! The fabrics are stunning!

JoyceLM said...

Lovely table topper - thanks for sharing.

Grit said...

Looks really wonderful.

Jeanie said...

Great table topper! I'm glad you were able to find more fabric. Love the orange background!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

That's a lot of hexies! Great job!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It is fantastic Kristen!! it does take a lot of hours.

Sharon said...

Kristen you did a wonderful job it is gorgeous...

feltfree på Åsly said...

I love your quilt. So lovely

Carol said...

Beautiful! The colors pop and look fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

So many hexies in that beautiful quilt...wow! It is amazing!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautiful fabric choices Kristen! blessings, marlene

sara said...

WOWWWWWW!
Great job!!!

Michele T said...

Your quilt shimmers!!!

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

I love your hexie layout and how it creates circles in the star. Gorgeous!

apple blossom said...

lots of hexies and beautifully done. nice job thanks for sharing

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love your quilt- the fabrics are amazing!

Madame Samm said...

wow, it has soooo many visuals to this...I can see stars and hexies and what were those things called kaleidoscope? yes I think that is it...not sure in English...but you know what I mean....it is soooo 3 Dimensional...

Linda said...

Beautiful!! (I love the Sew Line glue pen, by the way.) You did a great job!

Rosa said...

It`s super cute and love your fabrics choice!

Denise Russell said...

I love it! I don't own a piece of Kaffe's fabrics because I think they are so busy. You just changed my mind...

patchouli moon studio said...

Now that's a wonderfully bright hexie topper.

Vickie said...

I love your fabrics in this ! Great job !

Connie said...

Beautiful fabric and design!

Quilter Kathy said...

Amazing pop of vibrant colour and design...great job!

Margaret said...

Beautiful and I can see there was a lot of work to it. Thanks for sharing

MooseStash Quilting said...

Only 217 you say???? Only??? Yikes, that's a lot, but it's beautiful. Congrats of a great finish

Mary said...

The table topper is great! love the colors.

Lou said...

Love it!!! The colors are just wonderful and all those baby hexies:) Just a work of art! Great job!

Needled Mom said...

That is beautiful!

Sandy said...

Lots of tiny hexies....oh my, beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my! How tiny!!! But I really love your table topper - so colorful and beautiful. Any table would be proud to display it :*)

madebymeinred said...

Great colors. Love the non-traditional approach.

sandra said...

I love kaffe fabrics and what a lot of work but it turned out beautiful and I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Tami C said...

You have created a lovely table topper Kristen! I'm with you, I don't think I would have imagined these fabrics together either, but they really work beautifully! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Kwilt Krazy said...

Very Pretty! Nice job with all those hexies!

Debby said...

Well, just when you think you've seen it all - the next level pops its head up. Using those Kaffe Fassett fabrics is very exciting and the end result is STUNNING! Wow and wow again. I love it and I know you are enjoying seeing it on your table. Thanks for sharing today.

maggie said...

I really love your hexie table topper. Very cheerful.
Well done.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Baa. xxx said...

This is beautiful - so much work and it has turned out so amazing! Can't imagine working with 1/2" hexies

KTMae said...

Way to go. Nice hexie.

Janarama said...

Your table topper is awesome. Love the design and the colors.

Suze said...

What a beautiful table topper. I'm with you - these are not not normally colors I would normally use - however, you have changed my mind. They are amazing. I am in awe - 1/2" hexies. Wow! What dedication! You have an amazing project. I always am in anticipation of your projects in the hops. You never disappoint me. They are always amazing. Thanks for participating and encouraging me to try something outside my comfort zone, too!

tink's mom said...

Beautiful, a job well done. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I too would never have thought to use those fabrics together but the end result was stellar.

evelyn said...

Your really did a great job, and being out of your comfort zone isn't easy. It is wonderful.

Tammy said...

Just gorgeous.

Frances Campbell said...

What a wonderful project. Love the colors and way you arranged the hexies.

Pamela said...

I love those colors together. One of my favorite combos. And you quilt...it is lovely. Thank you for sharing!

Linda J said...

What a pow of color you have created, Kristen! THX for sharing your piece with us.

scrapatches said...

Amazing teeny tiny hexies! Beautiful work!

Anita said...

Beautiful table topper! That's a lot of hexies! Thanks for sharing your creation!

Emily C said...

wow those are bright colors. Love the design.

Carla said...

Great job on those little hexies. It is a beautiful piece and well worth your hard work!

Vickie said...

Beautiful projects.

Cathy's Chatter said...

Very pretty! I cannot believe how many you made! You are definitely a hexi queen! Good job.

quiltswithpersonality said...

A lovely project. It's amazing how many hexagons you made! Well done. Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Quilt Story. Marie

Sunshine Girl said...

Oh its lovely - great fabrics

gpc said...

What a beautiful project, and I LOVE the colors! Great job! :)

Alessandra Lace said...

thank you. lovely

Josie McRazie said...

Crazy fun and bright!! Love it!!

Robin said...

That is a very beautiful centerpiece! Outstanding job!

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Kristen!!! What a lovely table topper. The colors are fantastic. They are so vibrant, yet not overpowering. Very nice job! Thanks for sharing. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

The colors are wild (ok, they are kaffe) but I love them and they look great in the star pattern you've designed :)

BizyStitches said...

that is really bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing your talent.

LJ said...

Beautiful! I am so impressed with ALL the hexies you made especially since they are half inch ones!

Shannon said...

Those colors are shocking together but absolutely wonderful!! I LOVE IT!! I have never tried the glue pin but I think I better give it a shot!!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi that looks so so great, very clever!
Thanks for sharing!