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    I spray-glued the hexies down, and I'll applique them on before I build the sandwich and quilt the whole thing. I'm tempted to add 7 hexies to the back, too, just for a little extra punch of fun. :o)

    I used 52 hexies that I've gotten from being a part of the Hexagon Swap on Flickr. I really loved having the variety to be able to choose enough hexies that I loved and go well together.

    Blogged at We Shall Sew.

    Mama Missa, MyFabricObsession, and 52 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ~Me1issa 48 months ago | reply

      Thanks! This is one of those things that's been in my head for a while, and this is just the good reason to execute it. :o)

    2. felicity.quilts 48 months ago | reply

      I love the colour progression!

    3. Erin - TwoMoreSeconds 48 months ago | reply

      This is gorgeous. can't wait to see it finished!

    4. Insung from NAMOO 48 months ago | reply

      gorgeous quilt top for the great cause. I can't say enough how much I love it!

    5. EmmaJ1 48 months ago | reply

      What a fabulous layout! Really creative use of the hexis!
      Love it!

    6. susanstars 48 months ago | reply


    7. ~Me1issa 48 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much for all the kind words! :-). It's one thing to love something you created, but it's so much more wonderful when others tell you how great they think it is, too. :-)

    8. ~yolanda 48 months ago | reply

      Oh Melissa it's beautiful!! This is the first project (besides mug rugs) I've seen from our swaps. I love love love it!! Hey how are you going to applique them? I mean what stitch?

      I recognize ALL these fabrics - this is awesome.

    9. ~Me1issa 48 months ago | reply

      I don't know, Yolanda. I'm leaning towards zigzag stitching it, but I know that's going to take forEHver. I'm going to quilt over the hexies, so a straight stitch would be sufficient, but it'll fray. So, basically, I dunno. :o)

    10. ~yolanda 48 months ago | reply

      I have only appliqued by using the fusible interfacing and then blanket stitch around. I started working on a big applique projects and wanted to use a blind stitch but found out my machine does not have one with the right width/length :-( Guess I'll need a new machine. Eh.. straight stitch and let it fray :)

    11. libby dibby 48 months ago | reply

      great job, mel! did you end up using muslin?

    12. ~Me1issa 48 months ago | reply

      Yes, Libby, I did end up using muslin, and I'm LOVIN' it!! Seriously. If I actually knew how to sew, I'd make a sweet little shirt-dress for the summer out of muslin. :o)
      I love the weight of it - it's a smidge lighter than regular Kona cotton. It irons well. It sews well, it's not a bear to handle. I LOVE the size of it -- since I don't know how to sew, I wasn't excited about piecing together large pieces of Kona cotton to get the right sized top and backing. This, however, did it for me, and it wasn't any more expensive! :o) Win win, right?
      I would TOTALLY use muslin again!

    13. libby dibby 48 months ago | reply

      that's great to hear.... I just found a huge amount of muslin in the back of my fabric stash from a lady who was a quilter AND worked at Joann's - she quit quilting and passed on a bunch of stuff to me a few years ago. I was trying to reorganize this week and found a lot of stuff i didn't know I had.... muslin was one of them.
      I may have more showing up in my stuff too....

    14. Lady Harvatine 47 months ago | reply

      This is great Melissa! I love the spacing between the hexagons. Really cool!

    15. ~Me1issa 47 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Liz. I used a ruler to guide my spacing. It's not perfect, by any means, but I do love it, and I'm really hoping to finish it soon. :o)
      (and then replicate it again, and again, and again I love it so much!) :o)

    16. blossomwright 47 months ago | reply

      really beautiful!

    17. lhilman 40 months ago | reply

      wow am i ever in love with your stuff!

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