Monday, November 29, 2010

A finished project - hexie mat

I was conversing with some of the hubsters quilty cousins recently about hexagons and I said I'd make one and turn it into a little project. So here it is.

With bud vase that picks up the background color.

With the scented crystals that sit on this bookcase year round.

And with one of my Christmas candles that picks up one of the bubble colors.
I might make a grandmas flower garden BLOCK and add some hand embroidery to it but other than that I have no desire to do a humungous project. I might do some embroidery on the middle of the current mat, but it will have to wait for a while.

So for those of you who want to know about sizes etc. I used my 31/2" template, pencil drew the outline on my fabrics, and cut everything out with my (very sharp) embroidery scissors. I machine sewed everything together - 1/4" seams - just to see how it would turn out. The back is pale pink.
I left the outside edge of one of the petals open so I could turn everything right side out and then machine stitched round the edge after ironing everything flat. There is also machine stitching round the inner hexagon.
Finished size 8"x8".
It took about 2 hours to make it but now I know what I am doing it will probably take about 1 hour.
There is no padding between the layers but it could still be used as a mug rug to sit a cold/warm drink on. Roll on summer pink lemonade :)
Mmmm - I just read Paula's new sewing challenge. I think this might work for it :)

3 comments:

  1. This is very cute, I just love the colors, very creative, and
    Thank you for joining me in my challenge blog.
    Good Luck to you.

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  2. I love your hexie mat and the colors you used !!

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