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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Be a Hexie Queen Blog Hop Stop

Hello, my name is Karen,
and I'm a
hexie-holic.
 
Patron Saint of Hexies
 
Welcome to KaHolly if you are a new visitor,
and thank you for joining me
for my stop on this great blog hop!


I've never participated in a blog hop before,
so this is kind of special for me.
I am a little intimidated, however.
 
Hexies are my "to go" project.
There are three things I never leave the house without -
my camera, my binoculars and
my hexie to-go box -
 
- even just the 30 minute ride to, then from, the grocery store,
my little hands are busy making...
...hexies.
(And I look up every few minutes to make sure I don't miss any birds!)
 
You notice I said, "..a box".
 
It's just a recycled plastic food container.
Nothing fancy.
 
But that said, some of my hexie friends have
custom-made
Hexie To-Go Bags,

 

 
 
 


 
inspired by a PDF pattern that I purchased from StudioCherie, and
combined with this great tutorial for a Hexagon Needle Wallet
that I attached to the inside with a short strap.
(Funny how we often make for others,
and not for ourselves!)
 
I recently needed to make some quick, easy, and fun prizes
for the little sewing group I belong to.
I headed straight to my hexie-to-go-box
and whipped up several of these.
 

I simply cut a square of coordinating felt,
used an edging stich to  attach the hexie flower,
cut away the excess felt,
then added a little more simple stitching.
 
Some I bundled up as sets, tied with a pretty ribbon.
Some I coupled with complimentary mugs.
 
 
 Here are a few other hexie projects I've made:
 

What better way to showcase my favorite bird fabric
than with twisted hexie coasters?!
 
Twisted Hexies tutorials:

 

 
More twisted hexies made into lavendar sachets
for friends,

 
using embroidered monograms designed
and so sweetly shared by Jenny of Elefantz.
 
 
 

A doll blanket,
inspired by Kathleen Tracy of Country Lane Quilts.
Her blog is A Sentimental Quilter.
 

A gussied-up shopping bag.


More needle wallets inspired by Jenny of Elefantz.
 
Many years ago,
I made this table topper for a little round marble table.
 

(I never actually finshed it.)
 
The use of hexies extends beyond
the sewing room.
I make cards with some of my nature photos
and, influenced by this hop,
thought I'd give the hexie shape a try.





 
I was rather pleased with the results.

 
Well,
if you've made it this far,
you deserve a little give-away!
 
Cherie, from StudioCherie
has graciously offered a free PDF of her


3 Zippered Pouches - with strap,
belt loop, and pocket options
for one lucky visitor.
This is the same pattern I used when I made the
Hexie To-Go Bags.

Simply visit StudioCherie ,
then come back here and tell me which one
of her fabulous creations
makes your heart sing the loudest.
Thanks, Cherie!

Be sure to pay a visit
to all of today's scheduled blogs.
 
Wednesday, August 21


Thanks for stopping by
and an extra big thank you to Madame Samm
and Debby for all their hard work to make this
a happening hop!

And, thank you to Connecting Threads for
being our sponsor.  I have been doing business
with them for years and years,
and have NEVER been disappointed!
 
  


113 comments:

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

As I was scrolling through, I was trying to choose a favorite project... But they are all very lovely! If I did have to single one out, I'd have to pick the doll quilt :)

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

And my favorite item at StudioCherie is the full skirt dress pattern! Perfect for my little girl!

Wendy said...

ho-boy ... you are truly a Hexie Queen!! Beautiful, each and every project! Thank you for sharing and thank you for taking part of this hop so I could be introduced to your blog. I will be back for more visits :)

Judy B said...

Oh my, you have created some fantastic hexie projects! I visited StudioCherie and she has some wonderful goodies. The Weekend Duffle, in the black print, made my heart sing! Thank you for joining the hop and sharing your projects.

Geta Grama said...

Too hard to pick up a favorite from all your gorgeous projects; inspired idea to make hexagonal lavender sachets. Thank you for sharing.

jan said...

I just love your blog . This was agreat post and welcome to your first blog hop! You did a great job. I love the hexie pouch - That is really too cute!
All your projects are terrific. I am a new follower.
xo jan

Mara said...

All lovely hexagon projects! hard choice for the PDF patterns I love all bags, I love her duffle bags that she has already made.

feltfree på Åsly said...

so nice your Hexies. and so many projects. love them. Thanks for sharing

Sunshine Girl said...

Great projects - I love the hexi bag I think I need one of those now!

S Walker said...

While I love all your projects, I am enchanted with the monogrammed sachets (could make nice coasters) and the tiny needle books.
Looking at StudioCherie, I am drawn to the new Travel Duffle pattern. swalker287(at)gmail(dot)com.

Heleen Groot said...

Those are all lovely. All of them, how did you manage that? Amazing. I am getting more and more itching to start stitching! Thank you for sharing!

Theresa said...

Love your projects. Those twisted hexies are really neat. Thanks for sharing the links.

Nellie Duclos said...

Do-tell, the hexie bug has bit you too. They can be addicting. Thanks for sharing.

Frances Campbell said...

Weekender in paisley is lovely . Love your hexie ideas.

Vera said...

I have to smile at that term hexieholic :-) Nice projects!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Congrats on your first blog hop, you did an awesome job! All your projects are wonderful, but I really love those hexi-to-go-bags and those twisted-hexi coasters!

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects. My favorite item at Studio Cherie is the Houndstooth Quilt pattern. Thanks.

Darlene D said...

Wow, a hexie blog hop! How exciting! And congrats on your first to participate in. I took a stroll through Cherie's designs and there are lots of great ones to choose from, but I guess my favourite would be the Vintage Style Frame Bag Sewing Pattern.

Sharon said...

Wow you have been busy and I really enjoyed all of your projects...I simply think the bag is darling. And I do love the duffel bag at StudioCheri...it is wonderful....thanks for sharing today.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very busy here...love them all.

Britt-Inger said...

you have been a busy lady stitching all the cute projects.
My favorite is the Duffel bag at Studie Cheri
Thanks for sharing

Stephanie said...

Well I hope you don't recover from your addiction any time soon! Lots of great ideas for hexie lovers.

charlotte said...

So many lovely hexie projects. You are very talented. I think my favorite is the twisted hexies.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

there are so many items I decided I really like the bag you made for your hexies - nice and convenient just the right size.
Love those cards!

Gill said...

I love your projects - especially the twisted hexies!
I like Studio Cherie's zip around wallet!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, intimidated? I just love all your projects, but those bags are so cute. And the little hex needle cases are adorable. Thank you for sharing all your lovelies and all the links to resources.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Welcome to the blog hop, great to have you here! Your projects are awesome!
I like the hexibag you've made, I want one too so thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

Carrie P. said...

It's the 21st already! I have been waiting for this hop. I would definitely classify you as a hexie-holic. ;0) I love all your creations. Thanks for the links for the twisted hexies. I am going to give those a try.
Cherie sure does have some cute pattern. I like the boot toppers and the brides maids clutches too. Such a cute idea. The zip pouches for a binder are really neat too. So many to pick from. Thanks you and her for the giveaway.

Margaret said...

I have to say I love that weekend duffel bag. You are very creative with all the things you have made. Thanks for sharing

littlelixie said...

I like the departure satchel because of the cat in the photo!

Just Quilt It said...

I saw so many cute patterns--I really liked the zipper pouch for a 3-ring binder--my granddaughters would love that made in hummingbirds or owls. Really cute! Your twisted hexies are great! I will definitely make that pattern! I especially like the way you fussy-cut your bird fabric. Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Lots of lovely projects but I think the sachets and green hexie bags were my favorite. Thanks for some new ideas :)

Jodi said...

I love her peter pan collar apron pattern. It is just so cute.
I also love your twisted hexi lavender sachets, Jenny of Elefantz is a favourite of mine too :) and I haven't seen twisted hexi's before.
Thanks for sharing.

LeAnne said...

Your Hexie To Go bags are delightful.

I like Studio Cherie's Quilted Travel Duffel Bags. I want one. Mine are boring black. I want some color!

Jeanie said...

So many hexie projects, all of them wonderful and well made! I'm glad you have put your hexie addiction to good use!

Vickie said...

You weren't kidding ! Look at all your hexie projects and everyone of them are sew pretty ! Congratulations on participating in your first blog hop ! I bet your hooked...it happens !

Denise Russell said...

Cool hexie projects. You were busy! StudioCherie's patterns are great, particularly the diaper bags, the burlap stockings, the pincushion... :-)

apple blossom said...

I think you are hexie queen for today....lovely lovely projects

thanks for the giveaway too love her boot warmer inserts

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Linda said...

Wow! You have made some great projects with hexies!!! I love the little bag for carrying your hexie projects!! That's a great idea!

KTMae said...

Love the bags at the beginning of the post.

Lou said...

Love all your projects!!!!
I like her weekend duffle bag pattern:)

Teresa in Music City said...

Love your Hexie To Go bags!!!

DeAnna S. said...

Wow...what lovely projects you have created! The cards are great and I love the coaster too. StudioCherie was a fun place to visit. I think I really like the IPad cover with the front pockets.

fenna said...

the quilted duffel bag is neat! :)

Grit said...

Wow, all your hexies so fantastic. Really wonderful work.

Mary said...

Actually I love the pattern you are offering in your give away. Great choice!
Love all of your projects. Great job.

Beth said...

I love all your projects! My favorite thing at Studio Cherie is the zippered wallet. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful creations.

madebymeinred said...

Wow. Great projects. You do such beautiful work. I'll have to hang around and look some more.

Lisa said...

I liked the framed pouch, I recently got a frame so I need a good pattern. I love your projects! Very creative! Would love to win!

lauraluvsloons said...

I love Studio Cherie's zip around wristlet wallet.
Also I loved all your projects especially the project bag with the hexie needle case. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sheila said...

Karen , your hexie projects are beautiful and so well photographed too! You are the Queen of hexies ! My favorite at Studio Cherie was actually the zippered pouch like the one you used , so sweet and the luggage tags are neat too.

suemac said...

I am dying to make the new traveling duffle bag in the smaller size. It is on my wish list.

Susan said...

Wow so many lovely things! thanks for sharing.
I am going to choose the Ipad case as my favorite (and the 2 slide zipper to go with it :)

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Well, your hexie projects are wonderful, and I can't decide which one I like the best..but then you offered the give-away and so I looked at SweetCherie's patterns, and just have to say thanks a lot! Now I have to check out all of her stuff very carefully...but i do love the vintage bag and the zip around wallet....

Montanagirl said...

Wow, who could choose a favorite!! What fun projects.

Madame Samm said...

OU have risen to Queen in good standing..your projects are pretty amazing...glad you played along with us...which one was your most recent hexie...or were all these ones you made in the past...or you are the best in time management if you did them alll for this hop lol

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved all your beautiful hexie creations!!

Carla said...

Thanks for sharing all of these projects. Congrats on your first hop. You did great.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

I loved the orange iPod and id holder as well as the 3d ring pencil case-

Love your hexies!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Your the queen of hexies. Love your projects!

Suze said...

If I had to pick a favorite pattern, I'd say at the moment - How to Make Luggage tags. I'm going early next month to be grandma for 3 weeks. The normal sitter (other grandpa) is having surgery. So the backup has been summoned. It's only because of timing I'd pick that project. They are all great. I need a hexie bag. I'll be cutting as many hexies as I can before I go so that I don't have to take a bunch of fabric. I'll be busy with the 2 year old all day, but after the boys go to bed, I'll have a little time and great for the airport. I've started a queen size GFG of 1" finished hexies.
Let me say that I am in awe of your projects. They are phenomenal. I enjoyed reading your post and can tell your enthusiasm for them. Thanks for the all the great information and links. Thanks for participating and inspiring us all to do more with hexies.

BizyStitches said...

I love the verity of bags she has. They would be fun to make. Love all your projects and pictures. Thanks.

Linda said...

Wow Karen! What a great post. Love your hexie-to-go bag. And your hexie greeting cards are just awesome. I checked out Cherie's site and I just adore the Weekender duffel bag. I need one of those!

shawn said...

I like the Departure Satchel. Your hexies are awesome.
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Karleen said...

Love all the neat projects you have done. Really like the hexie to go bag. Love to make hexie and you have given me some great ideas. Checked out Cherie'w site and love the go to bag. Great hop, you did good

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, I certainly had to laugh at myself and the length of time it took me to figure out what "hexie" meant.
You are very creative with hexagons, but I don't quite know how you can...oh, you're not driving to the grocery store.
Well, that's a relief. I pictured you sewing with your hands on the wheel, and picking up your binoculars every few minutes. Somehow.
Whew! I'm not very bright when it comes to these things. But you have certainly made some wonderful items, and I enjoyed seeing photos of them.
K

Beverly Atkins said...

I'll try to make this short. I feel like I need to call and talk to you. So many ideas! I saved you under my favorites to come back. I can't take it all in with one look/see. I love the hexie bags. As for Cherie, so I'm supposed to choose ONE? Well, one would be the soul blossoms kindle fire cover. And one would be the emery filled pin cushion. And one would be...get my drift????? Loved your post. It has me all fired up to go home from work (yes I'm on the internet at work) and get started on some new projects. I'm almost finished with one of my projects at home and really needed one more to start so I won't finish that one!!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

bevwalks at aol dot com

Lise said...

My favourit is the "Zip Around Wristlet Wallet".

gpc said...

Love love all your projects -- my head is spinning! :)

Carol said...

Wow...there are so many gorgeous hexies here! You really are a Hexie Queen!

Fiona said...

I love all your hexies... gosh you got a lot of comments - we often do make for others and forget about ourselves.. why is that?
Hugz

tink's mom said...

Loved all of your contributions, My favorite are your cards. Great job.

Needled Mom said...

What fun and wonderful hexies!!! I love her zippered wristlet.

evelyn said...

You really do love hexies! Great projects, and such variety. Love the cards in hexie shape too.

Gina said...

Thank you for sharing all the fantastic Hexie projects! It's wonderful inspiration for me! I love the hexie go to bag! Studio Cherie has fabulous designs to offer there's so much that I like, the clutches, bags, totes, pouches and chair covers! Can't choose just one! Thank you for participating in the hop and inspiring us today!

maggie said...

You truly are Hexie-a-holic! Wonderful projects.
I went to the StudioCherie shop and I love that vintage bag!!

cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

sandra said...

Yes you are a Hexie Addict but that isn't bad it is wonderful in all of the beautiful things you create. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful projects.

quiltmania said...

Great use of your Hexies!

Debby said...

All of them are so beautiful. Wow - you sure picked the perfect theme for a first blog hop. You are certainly deserving of title of queen! And how nice to know that you referenced the Benartex site for Twisted Hexagons. I was the guest designer that day and it was my tutorial. That fabric was perfect for the Twisted Hexagon; I'm so glad you were inspired. Thanks for showing us all the possibilities!

Katherine said...

Wow. You really do love hexies, Karen! What a fun assortment of lovely hexie projects. Very inspiring!


You're a hexie Queen!

hetty said...

Wonderful hexies! I love them all.

Just Ramblin' said...

It was fun to see all your wonderful hexie projects that you've done. I'm so grateful I am one of the lucky ones who have received a cutom-made Hexie To-Go Bag and I love it. Really like how you've incorporated the monograms in the hexies. I really like the travel duffle bag from Studio Cherie. It's exciting to see so many comments. Nola

mabear said...

I love the travel duffel bag pattern

mabear said...

I love the Hexie to go bag.

elnorac said...

Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful hexie projects! Love what you've done with sweet, relaxing-to-make hexies. Thank you for providing links where appropriate, too...

I think the Studio Cherie items I like best are the pattern you showed, plus her zip around wristlet wallet. Love her designs!

Janarama said...

All of your hexie creations are lovely, but I'm really loving your hexie bag. So cute. Congratulations on your first blog hop.

Mel Hopes said...

Wow! I love all your projects but that first hexie bag is done out of the most adorable fabric ever! I am now coveting your bag. What is the name of the fabric and do you know if it is still available?

thanks for sharing

M

Tami C said...

I really like your Hexie To-Go Bags. I also like your gussied-up shopping bag. I never thought of putting some hexie flowers on my shopping bags. I would love to win the "PDF Sewing Pattern Zip Pouches A to S" so that I can try to make a Hexie To-Go Bag like you. Thanks for the chance to win!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

She has lovely things in her shop. I like the eye glass case and the I-Pad case. Your hexie projects are really cute. I saw some pictures of eagles on your page, do you watch any eagle cams? I do so I was just wondering. I love those big raptors.

Qltr89 said...

The "iPad case iPad Satchel iPad bag in blue chevrons Made to order" makes my heart sing the loudest! Thank you for sharing your hexagon projects. I had fun visiting your blog.

Vivian said...

Love all your projects. I really like Cherie's houndstooth fingerless gloves, I could use a pair this winter! thanks.

patchouli moon studio said...

Lovely hexies.

rachael ann said...

Wow! StudioCherie was just amazing! My favorite pattern was the Kindle fire cover that included the wooden block to make the stand. What a great idea!

Linda J said...

Patron saint of hexies---good one, Karen! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite here but maybe it is the Hexie to go bags? Well done, you!

DeniseinVA said...

I love your hexes, also love those cute little angels in your photos. I have a couple of those myself.

Mary said...

Well. I just spent a half hour at Studio Cherie. How do I pick just one? I love the Ipad case and also the diaper changing setup. I think I'll be shopping here for Christmas. Thanks so much, I would love to win this pattern, M

Lisa said...

I really like the vintage bag in her shop!
Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in the hop!

FlourishingPalms said...

Wow! You definitely have it BAD! I'm very grateful to be a recipient of one of your hexie needlecase wallets. You're a dear.

Anita said...

Wow! You definitely love hexies! I especially like your pouch with the row of hexies! Cherie has a great selection! I love the iPad cases the best!

Emily C said...

Wow, all lovely projects. I love the twisted hexies. So cute.

LJ said...

Wow, you've made an amazing array of projects. Having that take-along box has really paid off! The zippered bags are adorable and I fell in love with the sachets - so sweet. The needle hexie books are wonderful.

I was immediately caught by the "All Around Zippered case" that was on Cherie's site. That really looks difficult but I'd love to give it a try.

Our photos said...

As I was scrolling and I see beautiful hexies'
Greetings from, RW & SK

Robin said...

Wow, you really are the hexie queen!! Great job on all your projects. I love all Cherie's patterns especially the all around zipper purse. I bought the travel tote pattern but didn't get a chance to make one yet.

vicki said...

I would love to make a hexie to go bag for myself-thanks for the great giveaway and great hexie projects! vickise at gmail dot com

Bob Bushell said...

They are "heli" beautiful Karen.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya!!! Wow, so many cool projects---the cards, the needle cases, the go-to bags---you've been a busy busy hexer, lol. I love the Weekender Duffel Bags---so pretty. Thanks for sharing and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Carol said...

I love all those little pouches at StudioCherie. BUT, your projects are outstanding! Thanks for sharing all those great things!

Josie McRazie said...

Shall I already tell you what the four i own are! LOL I think the nest one on my wish list is the zip up wristlet!!

LynCC said...

You *are* the hexie queen! :D Really love the hexi on the zipper pull.

Cathy's Chatter said...

Love your projects! Very inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

Judy said...

Wow, what neat examples of hexies! I need to make a nifty bag to carry mine in as right now I'm rather sheepish to admit that I'm using plastic baggies. Thanks for sharing the links with us.

Shannon said...

Wow lots of great hexie love. Your hexie bag is great!! I love the doll quilt. Your cards are so cool with the hexie shape on them!

Lesley said...

Karen, I'm just catching up on reading blogs I missed while away. Your hexies are terrific! I especially love the hexie bags and your hexie cards. I made a lot of hexies while I was away just to have...great idea to use them on the pouches! How very accomplished you are! Congrats to the winner of your giveaway!