19 August 2012

hexy mf quilt-along

so I finally made my first hexy today for the hexy MF (modern flair!) quilt-along

but I did practice my hexy making by sewing the hexies that were included in the Craftsy BOM - I did a hexy stripe block and also a hexy flower which I've finally finished


the hexy flower uses the same size hexies as Katy is using in her quilt-along so I'm pretty comfortable with sewing the hexys together and also appliqueing them to the background.

and I don't think the stitches show too much ...

but talk about time consuming - at this rate it will take me until Christmas to get the flowers done!  I watched my team play football on tv this afternoon and had everything set up to go but only managed to get the one flower done - and I've only done half the side seams ! (notice my new little needle book in action)

even the glue basting took quite a while and I've only got half of them basted - anyway, I'll eventually get them done :)

I took Pippi for a walk this morning - the first day that it hasn't rained all week - we even got snow on Friday and yesterday was freezing as well - I can't wait 'til summer arrives !

Pippi had heaps of fun in the park but I was a little concerned that she wanted to jump in the creek - it was flowing pretty fast for a little dog !  I must remember to take my camera with me when I go walking - the phone just isn't the same.

I also made a yummy date and walnut slice this afternoon - the only trouble is that Pippi loves it too !

and I've decided on my fabrics for the down under doll quilt swap - I'm going to do a mini stars quilt so I'm pretty organised - now just need to start looking at the fab little quilt swap - that's due in a month !

hope you had / having a great weekend too :)


  1. Lovely colorful piles of hexies - oh, I don't like to make hexies, so good luck.

  2. Your hexies are really pretty! I really love your fabric choices. I need to add this to my list of projects cause I LOVE hexies!

  3. I love all your hexies! Keep Pippy (Pippi? Not sure I've spelt that correctly, sorry!) away from the swollen stream - that photo makes me a bit anxious!!

  4. Lovethe pinks and orange fabrics, and well done on the hexies. I haven't tried glue basting, I tack mine, usually in front of the TV

  5. Your hexie blocks look great. I enjoyed making the hexie block. Have not done the flower block and have just finished one of the dresden plate blocks. I have just signed up for the Free Creative Quilt Backs course.

    PS I can't see your stiches.

  6. Great hexies Leanne! I want to jump in - not the creek - but the Hexy MF quilt too but might just have too many projects on the go! Enjoy the stitching and don't worry about when you will get to the end!


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