Thursday, April 15, 2010

yay!! Hexie art... done!

What a fantastically creative day!! The sun is up high in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and my mood is just as grand!!... I have fallen head over feet in lOVE with hexagons ( i can't believe i used to be so scared!! ) so, it was a perfect day to finish my first ({ Home } Goods - a modern swap) piece for my blind partner!! Yummy hexies on linen... stretched over canvas... a perfect touch for any crafters sewing room ( i think... wink, wink )!!! and i won't lie... this one hurts to give away!! ;)

here's a quick how to... if interested! i just made my hexies ( you can find the tut i used in my Fab Tutorials page ) and then stitched them together in a ladder stitch... ( my fav, since you can't see the stitches from the opposite side! )

then i secured the hexie design to a piece of linen ( by pins ) that laid on top of a layer of batting... then just straight stitched around the perimeter of the hexie design to secure it to the linen/ batting sandwich... easy-peasy!!

Next i used spray adhesive to attach the quilted hexie linen sandwich to the canvas and stapled the edges of linen on the backside! that's it... it took a few timely steps... but a charming result :)

then on top of my completed art... my mail man brought me a fantastic blog give-a-way!!! Megan ( Lucy & Norman )... was giving away a FQ set of her VERY RARE Anna Maria Horner - Bohemian fabric line... and i won!! Talk about make my YEAR!! I really couldn't even imagine having any of this print let alone this many of them!!! aaahhhh... h e a v e n!!!

My dear friend Sarah had just brought me a bit a few ago and now... it's looking like i'll have enough for one fantastic quilt!!! I can't wait to play with these!! Thanks girls!! :)

Well... off to go plan the new garden with my hubby!! Have a fantastic Weekend!! XO, Heather

34 comments:

  1. A M A Z I N G is all i can say!!! oh, wait one more thing. you want to make me one now? ;)

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  2. It turned out amazing! Would look great in any craft room :) Congrats on winning that fabric! What a fantastic giveaway!

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  3. Love the fabrics! So bright and colorful.

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  4. Your hexie art is amazing Heather!! Your partner is one lucky guy or gal!!! It's so exciting to see all the creations in that swap!! :)

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  5. Beautiful, it would look great in any sewing room. Maybe I'll make one one day. I love the fabrics you won... congrats!

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  6. Your hexie art is gorgeous! I love how the linen is the back canvas. I adore AMH's Bohemian fabrics. I have a good stash I've been savoring / treasuring. Enjoy that garden - sounds awesome!

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  7. Ooh, I love those together! Especially the purple one that looks like Michael Miller's Mod squares (squares?).
    Our LYS has 2 or 3 of the prints left on clearance (1/2 off), but if I could get most or all of them together, I'd certainly make a deep rich quilt, too! I may have to go on a search!
    If you need some more yardage, holler. I know there are 2 or 3 of the chocolate lollipop dots, too, in different colors.

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  8. Michael Miller, Alexander Henry.... same diff. :-) Diamond Eye looks just like the AMH print. Is it the same or am I totally losing it?

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  9. I love your wall hanging! Lucky partner. I'm intimidated by hexies, but this project looks like something I could tackle :)

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  10. love this!! i'm with kerri... want to make me one? ;-)

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  11. I am SEW jealous!! Oh wait, I know where you live, now where did I put my ski mask????

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  12. Those hexes are just gorgeous! Love them!

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  13. oh wow, the hex art is amazing. it looks so beautiful like that

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  14. Wow! What a great hexies on linen idea! I look lovely in any room of the house! Well done!

    Congratulations on the giveaway win!

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  15. The hexes look like a triumph, no wonder it will hurt to give it up! Beautiful giveaway fabrics too.

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  16. Oh Heather I'm so glad that stuff is in your lovin arms! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

    I'm so bummed I didn't join in the Urban home swap this round. How I would love something like those awesomes hexes!

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  17. Your swap partner will be thrilled, charming describes it perfectly!

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  18. That hexi-art turned out beautifully! Very nice! And I love those new fabrics you won and got as a gift! Can't wait to see what you make of them!

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  19. Love this idea for hexies!
    And lucky you for winning that fabulous fabric - congrats!

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  20. oh wow amazing work, putting hexies on canvas, would love to have this on my wall, looks so georgous

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  21. oh my. i'll be drooling all day today thinking about this post. more yummyness than any crafty heart can really take.

    you must be jumping with joy even in your sleep! :)

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  22. Beautiful!
    Just found your blog via Flickr - love it, will definitely be visiting again!

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  23. i think i'm in love with you now.

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  24. Gorgeous! Thanks for telling us how you did it. May have to work up something for my walls. Love it! And what a lovely stack of fabrics. A classic group!

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  25. WOW! I love the hexagon art so much! You did a fantastic job! I've not done any hexies yet...do you have a good tutorial? I have some scraps from the baby quilt I'm making for the new beebee...that would look RAD on his nursery wall! xoxox

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  26. Love the hexie art!! I want to make one myself. What is the ladder stitch? Where do I find how to do it? I have made several hexie's and always get frustrated that my stitch can be seen through...

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  27. I love it....so beautiful...

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  28. I so heart bohemian!!! terrible jealousy right now!

    p.s. love the hexies!

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  29. Awesome project! I've been working on a EPP hexie quilt for about three years now. It's a great pick up and put down project.

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  30. Heather it is going to be AWESOME! I need to start on mine too I hope it looks good the pattern I was thinking about, you know me and easy ;-) (oh that could be taken wrong hahaha) those hexies are AWESOME.. I need to try that out I love the wall art.. I might need to copy you

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  31. You have convinced me to take a leap and give the sexy hexies a go myself! I have been loving all of the ones you and Cathy have been making, and as soon as all this crazy book art is done, I will be knee deep in hexes :)

    Thank you for all the amazing inspiration!

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