A few months ago I joined a new Facebook group called "quilt by Hand". This group is for all skill levels to learn and share about hand quilting methods.
Each month the group has a new challenge. This month the Challenge was to try something new!! After last months Challenge I had a good bit of scraps left. I knew just what to do!! Hard to believe, but I have never done a Hexie only piece.
For Christmas I received a Hexie punch by Fiskar. The punch makes 1 1/2 inch inch sided Hexies out of whatever material you punch them. I literally use my junk mail and office supply trash.
Since I had a month worth of pieces all I needed was a plan. Of course I went to Pinterest! I saw these Hexie flowers with little embroidery flowers inside. I thought this would be a good project!!
Then I cut out and glues my fabric onto the Hexies. No fussy cutting this time, I was using scraps.
I then put the Hexies up to the White material and decided that it wasn't going to work. I auditioned black and yellow Yenter blender fabric next. With my friend Tonya, I decided to do yellow centers!
All of the scraps came from only 2 pieces of fabric. I separated out the ones with like color or patterns. I then separated them into groups of the 6 pieces that were most alike. Bagged them up and commenced to sewing Hexies.
There ended up being 16 Hexie flowers. I tried to lay them out in different ways. In the end I only liked a big triangle and or a diamond shape. After playing with the layout I decided I liked the diamond best.
I have sewed lots of Ahhhhs and have only sewed a few together. Sewing batches of Hexies really still seems odd. I feel like I am always crushing a piece.
This is my first top using only Hexies. The colors blend a little too much maybe, but I love how this has turned out using just scraps!!!