Monday, April 15, 2013

Hexies with a twist!

At the end of last year I started a "mystery" project at my local Quilters Guild meeting. At first I was a bit unsure as to what it was going to be, my Quilters group is very traditional not what I would say is a Modern Quilt group so I had the usual questions - would I like it, is it going to be modern enough for me, would it be useful or just a waste of fabric! I'm not the best at a "mystery" project!
So it started with 2 fabrics and wadding and the cutting out of 45 different sized hexagons.
Once everything was all cut out it was time to make little hexie sandwiches which were very easy and I'm really glad I went with fusible wadding as it made the next stage much easier as there was not too much movement of the the top and bottom fabrics!
On with lots of turning, folding and slip stitching I had lots of completed hexies ready to be sewn together ~
and hey presto here is what the mystery project is ~
It was meant to be a bag with handles but I decided to go down the route of a fabric box/basket. I made the corners a bit wider at the base and added a few stitches at the top to give it a bit more shape and I can honestly say I am really happy with it!! It was a great hand sewing in front of the TV project after I'd got over my "oh my god it's a mystery project" and "I'm sure someone can tell me what it is going to be" worries. In fact it's great for storing fat quarters or your current knitting project!!


maria said...

It's lovely. I thought it was a lot smaller until I saw the knitting in it. I'm glad you approved of the mystery.

Maria said...

What a novel idea. I've never seen hexie's done like this before. Thanks for sharing.

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heart of charnwood said...

Really cute little basket, and sometimes good to get outside your comfort zone. :o)

Anonymous said...

Lovely basket! Wonder what size it is?