Dave’s Aurora 2017

Dave’s Aurora 2017

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Xing with Hexies...

A friend of mine sent me a link to a tutorial on a very efficient method of cutting out hexies - just in case you have not seen this, had to share.

http://prettybyhand.com/blog/2013/10/3/cutting-fabric-hexagons-tutorial.html#comments

After measuring the height and adding the 1/2" - I started cutting and could not believe how quickly those little guys started adding up. Within an hour's time this little pile of hexies was ready. (Well...truth be told, I even dozed off for a few minutes - it was a very busy day!) and that includes glue pen time.

Thinking you could approach cutting out diamonds in a similar method....

This is where those 1/2" red and white hexies are going...

There was a tiny picture....no pattern...

...in Jo Morton's For All Seasons book. The hard part will be deciding which of our 3 miniature Christmas trees the little skirt will go around....

October was the first month for the newly formed Jo's Little Women Club at one of our LQS's. Have been doing up the models and prep work for "leading" the club. Feeling a little rusty at this - it has been quite a few years since my own shop days. It is enjoyable and in the weeks ahead I think my comfort level will improve.

This is the first little quilt that is everyone's homework for the month

So happy you stopped by - be sure to check out that quick cutting method for hexies - and have a good week!

Happy stitching...

Pat

 

9 comments:

Gayle said...

Your little tree skirt is going to be awesome! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link with us - I actually just cut squares for my hexies, but this looks great too!

Every Stitch said...

Thanks for the link on cutting the hexie fabric. love that little tree skirt - what a clever idea!
Hilda

Susan said...

Thanks for the link, I'll definitely check it out. That tiny tree skirt is so cute and clever, love the fabrics you're using for it.

Kindred Quilts said...

Always good to find a way to cut hexies... I'll be checking the link! Cute mini tree skirt... why stop at just one???

lemonverbenalady said...

You are impressive, TO! Very creative as always! xo

CJ said...

the little tree skirt will be so darling! I love coming by your blog and seeing what you are up to. I wish I had your dedication, one day I will finish my projects, but the darn gardening keeps me so busy I rarely have time in the growing seasons to craft. But winter will come soon enough for us and then I can have some fun with this.

Janet O. said...

The tree skirt is sooo cute!
What a slick way to cut hexies. Thanks for showing us!

LuAnn said...

That tree skirt is adorable. My LQS came up with a pattern and said they used 3/8" hexies. Your hexagons are beautiful.

Carrie P. said...

that little tree skirt is so cute.
I wish I lived near you. I have wanted to be in the club. Have fun.