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:

Heleen Groot said...

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!

Theresa said...

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

Britt-Inger said...

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

BJ Monitas said...

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

Gill said...

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

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely - thanks for sharing.

SandyMay said...

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.

Lisa Marie said...

I love your twist on hexies -- so cute!

Limbania said...

Awesome table topper! Thanks for the inspiration :)

QuiltSue said...

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.

JoyceLM said...

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

Michele T said...

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

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

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

StitchinByTheLake said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Ale jc said...

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

Linda C said...

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.

Karen Propes said...

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.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

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

Dorian said...

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

Margaret said...

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.

Rosa said...

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

Jan said...

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

Renea said...

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

jan said...

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

Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous table topper. Thanks so much for sharing.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

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

Patty Howe said...

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.

Unknown said...

Great colors

Linda said...

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

apple blossom said...

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

Carol S. said...

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

Vicki H said...

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.

Charlene S said...

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

sara said...

Beautiful projects!!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

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

Unknown said...

Love the pot holders, so different

Emily C said...

Very nice table topper. I love those prints.

Adventurous Quilter said...

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

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

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.

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

I love your hexie table topper. Thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

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

Missenota aka Kristin S. said...

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

Vickie said...

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

Scrapatches said...

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

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

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.

rachael ann said...

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

Mary said...

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

Needled Mom said...

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

Anita said...

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

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

How gorgeous! You are the queen for today!

Marilyn said...

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

Joan said...

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

Stitches said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Calicojoan said...

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

barb said...

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

Lou said...

Love it!!!!

Quilting Tangent said...

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.

gpc said...

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

Angeliasue said...

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

Lesley said...

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

Josie McRazie said...

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

Nita said...

Fabulous - I'm going to try that technique!

Britt-Inger said...

It is sew lovely. Thanks for sharing

Debby said...

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.

em's scrapbag said...

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

sandra said...

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.

Linda Crosby said...

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

Debbie said...

I love the hot pads! Very clever!

Brandy said...

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

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

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

charlotte said...

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.

Carol said...

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

Mary said...

Love your table topper! Thanks for sharing.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Carla said...

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.

Just Quilt It said...

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

ShirleyC said...

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

Anonymous said...

Wow, love your projects and thanks for the giveaway.
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tink's mom said...

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

maggie said...

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

lauraluvsloons said...

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

Suze said...

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.

Robin said...

Great projects! Thanks for adding all the links.

Kwilt Krazy said...

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

Tammy said...

Gorgeous topper. But that grandmothers flower garden quiltis amazing

Teatime Creations said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Baa. xxx said...

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

nicolesender said...

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

Janarama said...

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.

Vickie said...

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.

LJ said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Cathy's Chatter said...

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!!

Angelia Lanouette said...

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

Cecilia said...

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

BizyStitches said...

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

Theresa said...

Your table topper is pretty.

margaret said...

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

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Sew pretty!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Tami C said...

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!

Jodi said...

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

Mary Ann said...

Pretty table topper!

Katherine said...

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

KT said...

Beautiful Hexies!

Carolyn said...

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!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

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

Stephanie said...

your projects are amazing!

Raewyn said...

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

Qltr89 said...

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.

LJ said...

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.

evelyn said...

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

Shannon said...

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!!