Today is my day for Be a Hexie Queen. Many thanks go to Madame Samm and to Debby Kratovil! I signed up for this hop so I would have the opportunity to work with hexagons and do some English paper piecing as well. The first thing I made was on display for the Ho Ho Ho Christmas in July hop--a mug rug.
I’ve been basting a lot of hexagons since! One kind I’ve been working on is the Lucy Boston type. When I saw those, I knew they would be perfect for a table runner for my nephew’s wedding in December, so I got one “block” put together while on vacation. The colors I chose match the color of the china on their gift registry.
In the meantime, my niece was getting married on Aug. 24 and I had a more immediate need to make something for her. I wanted to make a table runner with the half-hexagon braid, but found out she didn’t have a table! A bed runner was born—and are they ever long, especially for a queen-sized bed! I used a jelly roll of Grand Finale from Moda designed by Sandy Gervais and did my own thing for borders and backing.
Here's the back...
I had also already decided I wanted to do something kind of modern for a hexagon wall hanging, so I sewed some of my EPP hexagons together, added 2 more on the background, and have my “hexed snake and prey” wall hanging. I did some echo quilting around the hexies with purple on the lavender ground. I like it, if I do say so myself.
Some of you lovely ladies made coasters or mug rugs with hexagons; I had to try it too. I was given fabric with panels of various kinds of textile workers—this one is the quilter. She makes a great mug rug. I know, the mug doesn’t match, but it’s one of Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee’s prints and she does such wonderful patterns for quilters to use. I love her work.
AND, that was so much fun, I made a school one for one of the teachers at the school from which I retired last spring. I think I’ll make more for the others—after I finish another project(s) I’m working on.
I almost forgot! I visited Missouri Star Quilt Company while on vacation and found some cute hexagon fabric and pin fabric. Had to get some. I made a little bag with it—it can hold my EPP work—and, thanks to more inspiration from some of you lovely people, a needle book with my first name on the front.
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