I was pretty lucky recently and won this cute little set of honeycomb of Happy-Go-Lucky and some 2 1/2" hexie paper pieces from Jan at Sew and Sow Farms. I have been wanting to give hexies another try since I had finished my honeycomb pillow a couple weeks back.
I also won some Aurifil thread and some charms from Sew We Quilt. We planned on going on vacation last week, so I packed up my new thread and those cute hexies for some much needed R&R.
We had a great time. We went fishing, played horseshoes, and found any other reason to be outside.
That is my hubby! I love this picture. I am not sure how many fish you can catch while you are dozing on a rock. Maybe that is why we didn't have any for dinner!! During the evening hours, I worked away on my hexies.
I had cut some out of a Kona Solid - Butter (I believe). I wanted to add a little solid to the pretty printed color of the Happy-Go-Lucky. The hexies made for a great take along project. Not very much to pack and no sewing machine required. I finished up the giant hexie flower by the end of last weeks vacation, but
I finished it!!!! I hand sewed the whole mini. (A first for me) It finishes at 24" square. I used DMC 972 - orange, a pretty aqua, and DMC 3801 - the salmon pink, to do the quilting on the outer edge of the hexies.
I love the sweet summer colors in this fabric line. As a little extra added challenge, I decided since I had spent hours hand sewing all the hexies together, hand sewing them down and then hand sewing the decorative colors for quilting that it just wouldn't be right if I was to use my machine to do the binding. So, as an added challenge, I hand sewed down the binding also. It is so much more time consuming, but it does leave the binding nice and smooth after it is completed.
I challenged myself on so many different levels with this mini, but I think it was well worth it in the end. I am looking forward to working on another hexie project, but maybe a bit bigger than this one.
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