Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hexie time...

I get Quilter's Connection newsletter and this time they had a pattern for this little wallet. Quick and easy project...just read the instructions like you're supposed to...and you end up with one of these .  You'll notice that one has a hook and the other doesn't...that's where the read the instructions comes in.  I sewed away, all concerned about getting the zipper in ( it was quick and easy, by the way) that I forgot to put the tab in the seam...so the other one , I paid attention.  Oh...well, it will make a great little coin purse and the other one will go to someone.

Now this hexagon took me a little longer. I saw a picture on pinterest and decided that I would like to make a quilt. Of course, I had no pattern so that meant I had to draft the large hexagon (six inch sides) so that the six inch nine patch would fit and then I drafted the triangle so it would all fit together.  Remember all that algebra you did in high school...you know, the stuff you said you would never use....funny how it comes back to you. This is my prototype...for something to make at the Villa Madonna retreat that I'll be going to at the end of April. It's all cut out and ready to put together.  Can't wait!!!!

3 comments:

Jo Ferguson said...

The purses are lovely. They look like a great gift idea and useful enough to make an extra, for yourself. I love the new hexie quilt. I wish I'd paid better attention in math class but you're right, who knew?

Love Of Quilts said...

I like the purse. Happy Easter!

mmae said...

O i truly LOVE it! Can i possibly please purchase a pattern from you for this very block? i will never figure out the part about calculating so that the hexagon will fit correctly within the 9 patches!
Thank you so much, you are very inspiring.