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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hexie Queen Blog Hop!

Here it is, the last day of the Hexie Hop, and once again, I am truly amazed and dazzled at the creativity of our hoppers!  The star of the show, though, is the hexagon herself!

Big THANKS to our Cheerleader Debby and our Blog Hop Queen, Madame Samm for organizing this hop!

If you've stopped by my blog before, you may have noticed I have a thing for hexies!  It started with an assignment at the beginning of Summer to come up with quick projects using Lori Holt's Half-Hexie rulers for a new video tutorial with Cindy at Riley Blake Designs.
LINKS to these TUTORIALS may be found HERE or HERE.  VIDEO HERE.
Then I began seeing that versatile little six-sided beauty everywhere - logos, architecture, even bathroom floors, not to mention being featured in magazines, new patterns, new rulers; new twists on an old favorite, which was popular in the late 1700s / early 1800s (wow!)  Here's an example circa 1830, courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum.


This technique became popular again after 1925, with the Grandmother's Flower Garden layout using feed sack prints.  Here's my sample, using reproduction Depression era prints, applique'ed to a background for a "someday" sampler.


And that brings me to my project for today.  Definitely NOT your Grandmother's Flower Garden.


 Table Topper made with large hexies, using this TUTORIAL or this VIDEO
(Did you see? Scrapbook Chickadoodle used my tutorial for her Hexie Hop, too! Cool!)

Blanket-stitched finish.

 Add a couple of Hot Pads...

Throw on some pretties.

So Happy Together fabric by Deena Rutter for Riley Blake Designs
plus RBD Basics: Yellow Cotton Dots, Sunshine Solid, Bubblegum and Cotton Candy Shades
We've really been enjoying this topper.  Now I'm dreaming of a full size quilt using the same technique... Here are the topper fabric requirements, just in case you'd like to make one for yourself.

HEXAGAMI Tutorial
   NOT Your Grandmother's Flower Garden
  2/3 yard main print (floral)
  1 fat quarter print for flower center/hot pads
  3/8 yard each of three solid/shade/tone-on-tone prints for backings.
  5/8 yard cotton batting, or use 10" scraps of batting for each section/hot pad
  1/3 yard insulated batting for hot pads (optional)

  Two 1" buttons

By the way, if you don't own a tool to cut hexagons, here's a great TUTORIAL for cutting equilateral hexagons with your ruler.  My hot pads finished at about 8-1/2" from side to side.

You'll enjoy these stops to wrap up the Hexie Queen Blog Hop!

Wednesday, August 28

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I See Hexagons...
Hexamacallits - Hexie Pillow/Zipper tute
Hexilicious PJ Pillow
An Independent Hexie
Hexie Hot Pad
Come to my Hexagarden
Hexie Half Ruler/Templates by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

117 comments:

  1. WOW Deon! That is one gorgeous table topper! Thank you for the tutorial.... I've listed it.... For when I decide to dip my toes into the hexy pond. Love it!

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  2. oh this is fabulous, thank you for the link to the tutorial.

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  3. A wonderful hexie table runner, it is so lovely. Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop

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  4. I love your "NOT your grandmother flower garden" table topper! And I hope someday I will be able to sew such quilts too. Kindest bjmonitas

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  5. I love your table topper!
    Thanks for the link to the tutorial - I'm off to check it out!

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  6. Its lovely - thanks for sharing.

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  7. Lovely, lovely table topper. I might be able to tackle the potholders but am less sure of a bigger project. Thanks for the additional assistance with the fabric requirements. swalker287(at)aol(dot)com.

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  8. I love your twist on hexies -- so cute!

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  9. Awesome table topper! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  10. Well, I got a funny message from blogger when I posted my comment then it told me to try again, so here I am - nothing if not persistent. I was trying to tell you that I loved your variation on a hexie theme, it is very effective.

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  11. Love your hexie projects. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the tutorial.

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  12. OMG!! I love your runner with removeable hot pads - genius!! Thanks for sharing in the hop :-)

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  13. I love your table runner with hot pads! It's really wonderfully constructed and looks gorgeous!

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  14. Deonn this is just gorgeous - I love, love, love it! blessings, marlene

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  15. You are truly a hexie queen your hexie projects are just awesome and I have to say that it is projects like yours that have help me decide to take on hexies. So thank you! I really enjoyed seeing your eye candy and your table topper is wonderful along with your hot pads..have a great day

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  16. ohhh sweet Deonn...this is most certainly the best table topper I have seen...ohhhh wow...I love this technique...and that museum piece are you kidding me lol. YOU are most certainly a QUEEN in my eyes...your stitching and quiliting is always out of this world...I want to grow up to be a quilter like YOU

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  17. Gorgeous! And so are the items in the tutorial links for the half hexie ruler. Can I nominate you for most creative today? I don't get to vote I know so I will just comment that you did a fantastic job on your runner.

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  18. hanks for sharing, love the pot holder and table topper. The quilt is beautiful. I appreciate the tutorial, now I can try my hand at some hexies.

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  19. What an adorable table topper! I just love it...I do want to make one now. Thanks for sharing this.

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  20. What a neat, unique way to do a hexie, I love it! That's a pretty runner and pot holders. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. The table topper is adorable. I have never made a hexie. I think I could make this topper. The quilt would give me heart palpitations. Too scarey.

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  22. Spectacular.Can´t choose one fav.Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Love your project! Grandmother's Flower Garden is on my list.

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  24. Love your table runner. Thanks for sharing all the Hexie pictures and for the giveaway.

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  25. Deonn,
    I love love this topper! sew very cute especially with the buttons. I have got to checkout that video too. And I haven't tried a half hexie ruler yet. Thanks for the chance.
    xo jan

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  26. Gorgeous table topper. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  27. I just love how they go together... and the fabric choice is beautiful!

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  28. I really like this topper. I am going to bookmark this so I can go look when I am not watching my 2 month old grandson. Thanks.

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  29. Your table topper is beautiful! I will have to check out that method!

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  30. love your table topper most beautiful and very unique thanks for the links too.

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  31. You are definitely a Hexie Queen with this project...it is so beautiful and I love the design and fabrics!

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  32. I love the table topper and how the hot pads are attached with buttons. Thanks for sharing this method so we can all try it.

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  33. I love this pattern. But can't seem to figure out the curves.

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    1. Thanks, Charlene - good question!
      Each unit is individually quilted, then the curves are sewn together. The "orange peel" effect is when you line up two of the units, back sides together, and machine-stitch along the straight edge of the hexagon. Join all of your units together for the topper in this manner, then you fold the curved flaps open, press, and stitch the curved edges down. I used a blanket stitch, but you could edge stitch, or even hand-stitch, but I loved doing it all by machine. The video tutorial will also help see this process. You may want to check out this video using circles which will really clarify the technique. http://youtu.be/h8JyeWd1Pj4?t=22m47s.

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  34. Wow are you definitely the Hexie Queen, what great projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Love the pot holders, so different

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  36. Very nice table topper. I love those prints.

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  37. All of your projects are marvelous! And that museum quilt is awe-inspiring, thanks for sharing!

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  38. I love your hexie table topper. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Thanks for sharing and I am definitly going to those links you provided. I love your table topper.

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  40. Thank you for all of the hexie inspiration! I tell EVERYONE about hexagami.

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  41. I am so happy to find your blog ! Thanks for sharing your project, it is definitely worth a try !

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  42. Beautiful table quilt and hot pads. Thanks for all the how-tos ... :) Pat

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  43. Deonn I have been watching your hexies before the blog hop and loved them. Your table topper with the button-on hotpads is so darling. What a wonderful idea. Love your colorful fabric choice too.

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  44. I love the rounded shapes on the top of the hexies. Softens up the hard angles. Thanks for the tutorial on a unique project.

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  45. Congratulations on being chosen today. Love your table runner. You did a wonderful job on it. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. I love that and the little potholders attached to it is the best idea!

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  47. Your table topper is beautiful! Thanks for posting links to tutorials!

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  48. How gorgeous! You are the queen for today!

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  49. I love your take on hexies. I've never made anything with them but looking at all the creations in this blog hop is making me think I might like to give it a try. I'm certainly going to check out the tutorials you have listed. Thanks

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  50. Your topper is gorgeous and I love hexies also. I will be following you. Thank you for sharing!

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  51. I love the potholders, they are on my list for some Christmas gifts...hope they like them as much as I do!!!

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  52. What a great table topper...I am inspired enough to want to make one myself...and if it turns out well, I might make some for holiday gifts this year... I don't know if my email comes through but here is an alternate just in case: yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  53. That is a beautiful table topper! Love it! I can't wait to watch the tutorial and learn how to do that little beauty!

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  54. What a cool take off of a hexie. I love the machine quilting aspect of it! Makes for a fun block for sure!

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  55. What wonderful hexis you created. I love the 1930s reproduction fabric.vwhat will you use as a background fabric? Babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

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  56. Love your hot pads and table runner. The video and directions where great. The design reminds me of cathedral windows. Also the folded hexagon is pretty, I like the 3-D effect.

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  57. What beautiful hexies, and I LOVE your hot pads!! :)

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  58. I REALLY like your "cathedral window" hexies! I can hardly wait to try them. Thanks too for posting the tutorials.

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  59. What a beautiful project. Your creativity knows no bounds! Well done!

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  60. SEW beautiful! Thanks for sharing your amazing potholders and flower rug!!

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  61. Fabulous - I'm going to try that technique!

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  62. It is sew lovely. Thanks for sharing

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  63. What a great Cathedral Window, uh, Hexagon, uh, Cathedral-Hexie table runner. Beautiful work. I enjoyed seeing it all. I especially loved seeing that breathtaking quilt from the Met Museum. Never get tired of seeing the antiques.

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  64. What a great project! I love it! Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

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  65. Love your table topper with button on hot pads, we can always count on you for something a little different and we got it once agin.

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  66. Thanks for sharing this beautiful table runner...love how you added the hotpads to it!!

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  67. I love the hot pads! Very clever!

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  68. The hexagami flowers are so much fun. And I really love how the floral pops in your table topper! Thank you for sharing your projects with us Deonn!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  69. Love your floral fabrics and cute table topper. Thanks for sharing the tutorials with us.

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  70. Love the technique on that table topper. I am thinking about that one a lot. Also, what are thos cute little flower ones with the buttons in the last photo? Adorable.

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte - I think you mean the Hexagami flowers. Here's the link: http://goo.gl/M2KFDm

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  71. Stunning table topper! I love the colors and I love your technique. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Love your table topper! Thanks for sharing.

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  73. The table topper is gorgeous! Wish my LQS would carry these fabric colors...

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  74. Aren't you clever. Congrats on being the creative queen of the day. Well deserved. Your colors are so bright and happy. I might even enjoy cooking with those pot holders and cooking isn't really my thing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  75. This is a great tabletopper. I love the hot pads that are attached. The fabric is so bright and cheery! Beautiful work!

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  76. Love your projects! I might have to try these - one day!

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  77. Wow, love your projects and thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  78. Love what you have done with your Hexies. Thanks also for the tutorial info. I like that you attached the hot pads, very clever.

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  79. Wow! I love your projects. Each one is lovely . Thanks for sharing the hot pads. I'd like to try them. Well done.
    This was such a great blog hop. I have hexie fever....

    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  80. I love your projects. I definitely need to make some of those pot holders.

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  81. I started looking at your tutorial and then your video and I was off on a rabbit trail. Then, I realized I was getting off the subject at hand. I find that happens often. Your projects are amazing. You are the creative queen of the day - well deserved - congrats. I adore how you buttoned your pot holders on to the table runner. Did you hand stitch your hexies together or use mono filament or some other ingenious method? Thanks for participating and sharing your marvelous creativity. I learn loads of tips and hints from those who learn from hard knocks. My to-do list is out of control thanks to the hops. I hope to see you in more hops very, very soon.

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  82. Great projects! Thanks for adding all the links.

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  83. Wow, sew beautiful! Thanks sew much for the tutorials!

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  84. Gorgeous topper. But that grandmothers flower garden quiltis amazing

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  85. I think you table topper is wonderful. Loved the history lesson. Thanks.

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  86. Thank you for the link to the video . I just might start to like hexies after all.

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  87. That's great! Must have a look at the tutorial - it is so pretty made like that.

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  88. Really like your sample Grandmother's Flower Garden using reproduction Depression era prints.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. Congratulations on being chosen for the most creative today ... well deserved, indeed. Your table runner is amazing. Love the style, the colors in the fabrics and the design. Very unique.

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  90. Congratulations on being the most creative today. I really appreciate the links to the tutorials too. I have also begun a love affair with hexigons and can't wait to start my own Grandmother's flower garden.

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  91. I am always so overwhelmed by your creativity, Deonn. You never fail to inspire me. Love this table runner and think adding the blanket stitch is a marvelous finish! Thanks for sharing - always sharing - your expertise with us.

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  92. Hiya Deonn!!! Oh I just love that topper! And those pot holders are so pretty. Is there a pattern for this or do you just add curves to the outside edges of the hexie??? Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  93. Oh Wow! How absolutely beautiful! Looks like you buttoned your hotpads onto the ends of the table topper - very clever and definitely eye appealing! thanks for sharing your creativity!!

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  94. Not Your Grandmother's Flower Garden is absolutely beatiful!! I think it would look great with Christmas fabrics also. I have been following your hexie projects at Riley Blake and love all of them...Come to My Hexagarden is beautiful! Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  95. I love your table topper! Thanks for sharing the links.

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  96. Love your topper. This has been a fun blog. THanks for sharing.

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  97. Your table topper is pretty.

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  98. such a variety of hexies here, not sure how you have done some of them but they all look great

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  99. Wow, that quilt from the Metropolitan Museum is absolutely gorgeous! I really like your table topper and hot pads. They are really cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  100. That Metropolitan Museum Quilt is amazing - beyond amazing actually it is awe inspiring. Can you imagine all that stitching no doubt by candle light in the evenings after all the work of the day was done, though maybe it was done during the day to keep the hands of a high born lady from idleness... I love to think about the people who made the quilts of the past and what their lives must have been like.
    I also love your table runner with the detachable pot holder extensions. If I have got 1 think from this hop it is a desire to learn to make those origami star hexies. I have never seen them before and I am in love with them.
    Thanks for sharing
    Jodi

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  101. Wow. Love your hexie projects, Deonn! Very inspiring. That table topper is calling to me.... I can see my sewing list getting filled with hexie projects! LOL

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  102. Ohhhh I LOVE LOVE your table topper! I MUST learn how to do this!! I've been holding off on the hexie wagon because I know that everything else I'm working on will be thrown aside. I think you've convinced me that it's time. Love it and thank you for inspiring me to take the plunge. :) I'm excited!

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  103. hello Deonn,
    all your hexagon projects are so beautiful, and a big joy to watch!!!
    Thank for sharing!
    Bente

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  104. I am a hexie fan and absolutely love your version!! Thank you so much for the tutorial!!

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  105. Thank you for the tutorial - hot pads joined together sure makes for a wonderful "something". It's sort of like a quilt-as-you-go project. I think it's great. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  106. I adore your table topper and want one of my own. You are so generous, so experienced, so prolific; I am always astounded by you. I follow Riley Blake and enjoy every time your on. The hexie projects are fabulous. Thanks, Deonn.

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  107. Your hot pads and table runner are really cute. I like the folded flower hexies with the hexie buttons too.

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  108. You can't see it but I am clapping my hands mentally. What a great gift for any one. I love it. I am looking forward to using that tutorial to make my own. Thank you. Your is so bright and colorful!!

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