Thursday, June 27, 2013

hexie mini

I have this strange relationship with epp hexagons. I love basting them and turning them into hexagon flowers, but once that part is done I get stuck. The whole project then feels too traditional and not very "me".


A few weeks back I made six scrappy flowers which I loved very much, but only when I looked at them separately. Once I placed them all next to each other, they seemed to completely loose their charm and became a jumble of many hexagons.

Then I came across Malka's gorgeous mini quilts and I knew rightaway what to do with my hexies.


I surrounded my scrappy flowers with white hexies to make them shine and stand on their own and turned them into a  mini quilt.


I then did very heavy diagonal quilting which I think was a perfect complement, as well as contrast to this traditional pattern.


And, just like Malka did, I rounded the corners and used white binding to finish this mini off.

I love how it turned out, I think it makes for such a pretty, happy mini quilt, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by. Svetlana

31 comments:

  1. Yes, it is very pretty! A great idea for using hexies. I have a set of hexies that I have done nothing with yet, I might just have to do something similar to this!

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  2. Super Sweet! I really need to work on my hexie project some more...

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  3. Yes I totally agree! And what fun to give a modern twist to a well established favourite!

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  4. So pretty! The quilt feels very happy :)

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  5. It's just perfect -- the white really makes them shine!

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  6. It is gorgeous! The white hexies crate the perfect background for the flowers. Love it!

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  7. Beautiful work! Cannot take my eyes off it.

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  8. Very pretty! I'm picturing a set of these in a slightly more rectangular shape for placemats. I keep thinking ill make placemats one day!

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  9. It's lovely. Love the quilting, thanks for inspiration.

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  10. It is so nice! We bought a vintage he i flowered quilt that is charming and beautiful and could have been made last week it's so graphic and well done.

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  11. Beautiful hexies - love the dense quilting too!

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  12. A wonderful modern twist on a very traditional pattern!

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  13. What a very happy and charming quilt!

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  14. What a beautiful mini quilt! I think you are giving me a great idea for my next pillow.

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  15. I feel the same about granny flower hexies! This is a lovely, manageable way to show them off, without getting bored with them. Well done! Jxo

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  16. Very sweet quilt. How big are the hexies?

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  17. Oh my gosh that is so pretty! I love the rounded corners and white binding!

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  18. This is so cute! I have a little pile of 1" hexies that I have nothing to do with. I may have to pick this up after my current project!

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  19. I love it! You did a great job and thank goodness for inspiration from others!

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  20. I love your little quilt! It looks great with the white too.

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  21. Svetlanko, to je nadherny vysledek!!! Ano, take to tak mam. Bavi me delat z nich kyticky, ale pak to konci. Tohle je nadherny napad a opravdu moc povedeny vysledek!
    Preji krasny a pohodovy cas, Jola

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  22. I'm so in love with how these little hexies stand out against the white. Your color palette is amazing as always.... fantastic all around!!

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  23. Love it! The rounded corners really made your hexie flowers POP!

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  24. This is very pretty! When I visited the International Quilt Festival last weekend, I bought some paper pieces so that I could try out some epp.

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  25. So cute!! I love the rounded corners and the white binding! It does nicely at breaking away from the traditional. What a fun mini!!

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  26. Pretty :o) I can't get my head round hexie flowers all together either, so at least now I know a solution, should the urge come up :oD

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