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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Practice makes...

... well I am not going to say 'perfect', but I wanted to practice making some smaller hexies, just because I thought they would be a super-quick and sweet skill to have in my 'virtual bag', (to go with my 'actual hexie' bag no less!).

So, with my trusty scrap box raided over the weekend, I made this...


... which I then turned into this today...



I found a brilliant tutorial (and remembered to Pin it) on binding non-right-angled corners, but this would have been just too small for a first attempt, and I was way too nervous about spoiling it, so I went square.

I suppose it could be a 'coaster' for want of a title and use; it measures 5" square, the edges of the individual hexagons are a 1/2" and I think it is rather cute.

I also used my machine on the slow setting and it was wonderful!  At first, my gung-ho nature swore I would never stitch at anything slower than maximum warp speed, but I was so wrong.


I've decided that this little hexster is going to go off to a new home in the morning, as a little surprise for someone ;)

19 comments:

  1. I cannot believe how tiny your hexies are. Great work on your part!

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  2. Very sweet and well done...someone will be happy with that little surprise!

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  3. Lucky "someone"! I love the fussy cut hexies. I saw the pinned instructions, but didn't realise it was for hexies etc, I shall go back and look again!

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  4. Oh my goodness they're so little! Look at how great the quilting is on those little cuties! I'm completely impressed. You will make your secret buddy completely happy!

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  5. Gordon Bennett! I didn't realise they were that small! That's adorably cute! Jxo

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  6. very very cute, especially the dinky fussycutting :-)

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  7. Your tiny hexies are so sweet. Someone is in for a lovely surprise!

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  8. That is so cute!! I keep thinking my infatuation with hexies will wear off. But that's not happening so far!!

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  9. Oh my gosh, it's so small and cute. Great job!!

    Ricci

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  10. Very cool. I can only do the slow machine sewing for so long before my foot decides enough's enough and to get on with it lol

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  11. This is super cute and pretty!

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  12. How did you do that?? Too small - I think you got the elves in overnight to sew them up! But just in case you didn't - wonderful!

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  13. So cute!! You are something else, lady. Half inch hexies? Going postal? ;)

    It turned out very cute.

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  14. You are too clever, missus!! That is uber cute. Tell me, do I *need* a Pinterest account? I see it's all the rage but never having been in the cool club I'm not a joiner just for the sake of it. Is it really useful?

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  15. It has arrived safely in it's new home. I just love the small (& cute!) hexies.

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  16. It's lovely - teeny tiny hexies in wonderful fabrics with a few fussy cuts thrown in for good measure...what's not to love?!

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