I’m Hexed. Or A New Sewing Project

November 13, 2012 Crafty 15

Because Lisa loves me (and she REALLY wants me to make a hex quilt with her), she drafted up a wonderful tutorial for paper piecing hexes. Then we started a chat on twitter and people said they wanted to join! (#hexchat). Then Lisa made a Flickr group. And now we officially have a hexalong. :)

Now, the thing I love about these hexes is that I can sit there and make them while I watch brainless TV with Scott. Because they’re handsewn! This is also the thing that scares me about them. But I’ve promised Lisa I’d give it a shot.

Have you ever done any handsewing? If you’re interested in quilting but are afraid of the machine, why not take some baby stitches and join us?
I know…crazy, right? I figure I need about 600-1,000 of these little puppies. I’m avoiding the math…

15 Responses to “I’m Hexed. Or A New Sewing Project”

  1. Kristen M.

    The quilt is going to be gorgeous! I wish I could spend the time on something like this. I can’t bend down over work for that long though because of neck issues. It’s driving me crazy too because I’m like half-way through cross-stitching a baby blanket and I can’t finish it … and the baby will be 1 in January. ;)

  2. Suey

    Yeah, don’t think about that math! Overwhelming! I’ve so far made ONE flower (7 hexes) and it’s very exciting. But I think I’ve messed up already. I’ll let you know!

  3. Charlie

    It is beautiful! I saw this on a blog the other day and thought of the sheer amount of time that would be required. But it will surely be worth it, and much better to create them while others are too.

  4. Lisa

    I would just like to point out that turning it into a group thing was totally all YOU. I made the tutorial, but you did the rest. I can’t wait to see what everyone turns up with tho.

  5. Merry

    I’ve avoided hand work for years, but took a hexie project with me on a recent trip. It’s amazing how much one can get done on a flight. I refuse to count the number done. I only intend to make a pillow or two, so will arrange them on my design wall and then count. Your inspiration is wonderful and cannot wait until you finish the quilt…next year? Have fun

  6. Care

    I don’t get it, what is the paper for? To be a template for shape/size? Yea, good luck to everyone. Not my thing.

    • Trish

      Care – Yes, the paper is the help keep the shape of the hexagon. Otherwise the fabric will shift and stretch and get all wonky-like. :)

  7. Elise

    I have wanted to do hexis forever!!! So imitated but the shear number ill need to actually make a quilt, but this is the kick in the pants I need to get going. Totally joining!

    (Sorry I am worst commenter ever! Our comp died and comments on my phone/iPad are a totally pain. But still a dedicated reader!)

  8. Les

    That is one gorgeous quilt! It’s times like this I wish I knew how to sew… and had the time to do so. I can’t wait to see your final product, Trish. Have fun!!

  9. kay - Infinite Shelf

    I’m currently working on a knit hex quilt. I don’t have a sewing machine right now, but the idea of making one by hand is exciting! I’m bookmarking this for later, it could be a fun winter project.

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