One day a month or so ago I got a big hexie ruler and had inspiration from Victoria’s blog and her 15 minutes of play and made “fabric” for big hexies. They went together very quickly. I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with them but today while taking a break from yard work I decided to make a little table topper with them. I hand stitched them in about 30 minutes! Like I say they went together really fast!
This is done of course totally with little scraps. I have scrap batting for it and a fat quarter will do for the backing. I bet I can hand quilt this little baby rather quickly – maybe tonight?
The ruler – I believe I picked it up at Joanne’s for under $5 when I used my 40% coupon with it.
I know some of the fabric lines are beginning to sell pre-cut hexies of this size but you know when you have a ton of scraps to use you might want to think about making your own with your scraps – imagine the color you could have in a full size quilt I guess I better get busy making hexies – well maybe later in the year – I think I’m busy enough right now – or I could keep the sewing machine out and remember 15 minutes of play a day could make me enough hexies to make a queen size quilt in no time at all.
If you decide to do this just keep in mind when you make them to avoid having seam lines at the intersections – makes easier going to put them together in the end. I’m glad I saw that some place and didn’t make that mistake.