Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy Hexies

Hi Everyone!
Raise your hand if you've been following along with all of Mollie Johnson's adorable hexagon projects on her blog Wild Olive. Wow, look at the hands go up! Well, I too have been pulled in by her six-sided cuties.


One night last week I had to make some hexies. Had to. I needed that quick fix, you know the one when you are compelled to put aside anything else you're already working on (sorry Tara, it's almost done, I swear!) and start something new? Yeah... guilty.


I printed out Mollie's helpful hexie download, picked a couple of pretty scraps out of my scrap basket, you really don't need much fabric, just a couple of square inches, and this super pink little towel (which was part of my swag box from winning a Craftster challenge a couple of months ago, thanks Pam!) and set to work.


The hexies come together very quickly, I made all three and stitched them to the towel in less than an hour while Sean and I were watching TV. Easy peasy, you should give it a go! Embellishing a towel or two like this is a simple, pretty gift you could whip up for a friend, or shoot, for yourself! 

I think I see more hexies in my future, but not until I finish what I'm already working on, which I'm hoping to show you in a day or two, it's so pretty, I can't wait to see it finished. A special embroidery for a special lady in the wilds of Montana. 

Ok, get your scissors out, girls, make some hexies!
oxo,
Lisa

p.s. Is it strawberry season in your neck of the woods yet? They're bursting here, I can't get enough of them, so much so that I'm probably going to sprout strawberry vines out my ears any day.

6 comments:

Beedeebabee said...

Another one of your adorable projects, Lisa! Love it! ...and your photos are so pretty ...and those strawberries look so darn yummy! xoxo

Angela McRae said...

What a cute and simple project! I'm headed out the door to the National Quilt Museum in Kentucky in a few, so I'm fully expecting to come back ready to stitch!

Becky said...

Cutie patootie! I love hexies and can't wait to make more!

Mollie. said...

This looks great! I love how they look on the pink towel. Now I'm gonna need to go get some colorful linens to work on. Hmm...you're getting me thinking of even more ideas!

So glad that this is becoming a happy habit!

beadgirl said...

I knew it -- such a pretty towel!

my favorite peak-of-season strawberry recipe: http://www.marthastewart.com/335546/strawberry-gelatins

TheMistressT said...

Cute enough that I don't mind waiting... more. <3