It’s All About the Hexagons

I have taken a break from my stars this week and finished off this pincushion and needle book for a friend:

Pincushion and needle book

The hexagons are English paper pieced and appliqued by hand. I basted them without going through the papers this time, which meant I could leave the papers in for a nice crisp edge when appliquing and then cut away the back to take the papers out afterwards. I would use that method again for small hexies like these.

I have also *finally* made a start on basting my hexagon scrap quilt ready for hand quilting.

Here it is all laid out ready to baste:

Getting ready to baste

And here’s a progress shot:

Quilt basting in progress

I am looking forward to hand quilting this over the winter months – a favourite way to pass the dark, cold evenings!

I’m linking up with Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and I am pleased to see that Life Under Quilts Monday Morning Star Count is back too!

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41 thoughts on “It’s All About the Hexagons

  1. From small to huge! They both look amazing and I take my hat off to your patience and perseverance!

  2. katechiconi says:

    That’s one of the things I love about hexies: you can make something small and quick, or something huge and long-term. Very cute pincushion and needle book!

  3. Gail says:

    Very nice gifts you made for your friend! Love your big hexie quilt to Our!

  4. Gail says:

    Last word was supposed to be “too”. Not sure what happened there! Lol

  5. Sandra says:

    What a gorgeous hexagon quilt! I’m sure you will enjoy quilting it!

  6. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Love your scrappy hexies–fun setting!

  7. Deborah says:

    They are both beautiful, the more I see hexies the more I think I should do one.

  8. Liz says:

    Love your large hexagon project. It’s fabulous!

  9. Jennifer says:

    Love your hexies, big and small.

  10. CathieJ says:

    That is a whole lot of hexagons! Your quilt is beautiful.

  11. What a fabulous project to enjoy quilting this winter!

  12. Ben Naga says:

    Something to be proud of. (But not with the vain kind of pride, obviously.) Quite an achievement. Well done!

  13. Donna Minter says:

    That is so impressive and beautiful!

  14. claire93 says:

    the little needle book and pin cushions are in such lovely colours and WOW . . . your hexie quilt is amazing!!!! Makes my little efforts look very weedy ^^

  15. Kaja says:

    You certainly have that hexie thing nailed! Your quilt is so pretty, it definitely deserves to be hand quilted.

  16. Pamela says:

    Adorable little pin cushion and needlebook. I just finished handquilting a hexagon quilt. It was enormously satisfying. I hope you enjoy it too.

  17. Ivani Vieira says:

    Love your mini project with the hexies but your quilt is just stunning and quilting it by hand will make it as a treasure. hugs

  18. Vicki says:

    Both are gorgeous, though VERY different!
    Happy Quilting

  19. drayfus says:

    This looks amazing 🙂

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