Hexie Wreath by Debquilt

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Hexagon
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-12-03T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-12-05T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

The Modern Quilt Guild is having an handmade, fabric, ornament exchange.  Since I like doing Hexies I made a Hexie Wreath.   It's 2 sides and the hexies are stuffed with 3 layers of batting.   Next time I might try sewing it to felt, so I don't have to make both sides.  Could use the sticky felt at Hobby Lobby, but I wouldn't stuff it, it would be a fast way to finish it.  It's 3.5 " across, with the side of the hexagon .75" inches.  Could make it any size and use different green fabrics in each part.  I saw one somewhere that had alternating red and green hexagons, but I like all green better. 

Pictures

Finished Hexie Wreath
Top View, you can see it's not flat, a little rounded

Loves

Comments

Terryt1955

So elegant with your fabric choice. And what a cute idea turning hexies into a wreath! If only I could muster the nerve to try hexies. New Years resolution #8.

Rebeccajeffsmith

That is cute. Did you use stuffing?

Debquilt

The stuffing has too many loose ends and I couldn't get them tucked in, so I cut out smaller hexies from batting scraps. I used 3 layers to get enough puff.

Debquilt

Terry -This is a great tutorial for making hexies: http://www.ciaspalette.com/patterns/06/englishhexagons.html I like it because you don't sew through the paper, you don't have to take the basting threads out, and the back seams all lay flat since they are tacked down. This is the site to print out the hexagons, but they turn out smaller on my printer. http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/hexagonal/ The ones I used were 3/4" or .75" Just make sure you cut the fabric 1/4" (or slightly more) bigger than the paper hexagon, on all sides. You may want to try a larger size, like 1.25". The measurement is one short side. Try one and you just might like them! I did!

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