WIP Wednesday- Hexy Fever

Paper-pieced hexagon pincushion ball

Sadly, all I’ve sewn in the last week is this ball.  The sewing machine is packed away.  The fabric is also packed away, but I keep ripping the tape off the boxes to grab just one more scrap.

This was my first time making a pincushion and I am really enjoying having a little hand-sewing to work on. This one is for a gift, but  I think I want to make a group of hexagon balls out of fussy-cut Christmas fabrics for my giant and awesome bowl:

Bowl of wicker balls

I usually put pinecones in the bowl for the holidays, but I would love to add some various sized paper-pieced balls sewn from the same cute fabrics I made the kids stockings from:

Since I will be machine-less for awhile and staying in a hotel for a week while we move, I was inspired to take out my WIP hexies.

paper-pieced hexagon quilt

They are 1.5″ hexagons and I was originally bummed that it looks like such a crazy mish-mash, so I put them away for awhile.  Now I am thinking it may make a great hexagon scrap-vomit quilt.  It can keep me warm when I am sitting in my rocking chair at the retirement home (which is when I will probably finish it.)

My favorite part of my hexies is carrying them around in their little case.

paper-pieced hexagons

If you make hexagons, how do you keep them organized?

I’m linking up today with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

9 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday- Hexy Fever

  1. Janice, I absolutely love your hexies! What size are you making it? I have a table runner I’m currently working on in just two fabrics; I have a 1930s scrappy WIP I’m going to make into a baby size quilt (I hope); and I have plans to make a queen size hexy quilt. These are all flowers with six petals. The latter one is going to be a controlled scrap quilt not limited by color. You cut yours from charms? That’s a good idea 🙂

    Currently, I keep my hexies in an old Pepperidge Farm plastic container that held snack packs of Goldfish. I have looked for something better–like your container–but it’s hard when the sides of my hexies are 1.5″ and 2″. Where did you get your container?

  2. The Christmas ball is a great idea for the hexies! Love your scrap vomit quilt–it reminds me of the quilts my G’ma used to make.:)

  3. Omg, another for my list. Maybe that will be my hexy mf quilt into scrap hexy vomit scrap quilt. That made sense in my head, I think.

    Thanks for the idea.

    Love the hexy ball.

    Good luck with the move.

  4. I just love hexies. this year I have made 2 bags out of them and some pincushions too. i am not quite as organised as you though and just carry them around in a small plastic bag.

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