8/19/2013

Be a Hexie Queen I have tried but .......


As you know I have loved to participate in most of  all the blog hops that lovely Samm has conducted, but this time I have many times regretted my eagerness to be in this hop too.

First of all I must thank our wonderful cheer leader Debby and of course lovely Madame Samm, who are conducting this adventure.

In our neighbor country Denmark many quilters love to sew by hand and always the English way over papers, but it has never been a common technique among the Swedish quilters until now, when sewing over hexies has been common in the quilt world.

When the local quilt guild,  Öresundsquiltarna, started 2003, the BOM of the year  was a hexie quilt with stars inside the hexies. And all have to be sewn by hand over paper.As you by now know what type of person I am, I couldn´t resist trying to test this too. We were at the start about 60 members who were in this BOM, but I haven´t seen more than 10 finished projects during the passing ten years.

I have quite forgotten my handmade quilt until today, and  I then  took it out from the shelves, as my quilt is one of the  finished projects. The quilt has  more than 12 blocks, as I from the start had planned to make a small quilt.

When I looked at it today I must say that I am proud, as it is finished, all sewn by hand and hand quilted. And I think it is lovely too, even if I shouldn´t have chosen those fabrics today.
My quilt sewn by hand and hand quilted



It is now ten years later my second time to try hexagons sewn by hand. Four weeks ago I haven´t then decided what to make for this blog hop. During my trips in the summer I have visited a quilt shop that had  some very cute projects made from hexagons. And I fell in love in a project design by Annie Downs from Hatched and Patched from this book Simple Life and here it is
Skalman enjoying the sun
It is so nice in the sun

Skalman enjoying a walk in the grass
My Skalman, name  for my turtle pincushion (skal is the Swedish word for shell and man is a man) is made from some hexagons, a few pentagons and half hexagons to form the bowl shaped shell. And I must say that I love him and I could even admit that he was very fun to make.

Now to my second project for this hexie adventure. I have somewhere  seen hexies transformed to small animals and I decided to make a landscape with some hexagon animals. 

There  should of course be some birds in the landscape.  I love birds and why not some cute hedgehogs
as the hexagon shapes could easily be transformed to form the bodies of the animals. I made the shapes for the animals and the tree crowns  with help of  a compass. I sketched the form for the tree and voila
 here it is my happy small  wall quilt with hexies all made in fused  appliqué.




My way playing with hexies







 I think that I will never be a hexie queen, but I must say that I have enjoyed making my way  of hexies and I hope that I have put several smiles on your faces.

Now hop over to all the other lovely ladies of the day one of the Hexie Queen blog hop and there are I am sure of several magnefique hexie queens.

Hill Valley Quilter (that´s me)


Have a great day blog hopping 

Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden





94 kommentarer:

  1. They are all just beautiful!! I really love the tree with the little birds resting on the hexie leaves, Just "sew" cute!!! :)

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  2. Lindo menino tartaruga,parabéns e também pela colcha.

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  3. SMILING! Love those birds in the tree - so cute!

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  4. What a cute hexie turtle! Love all your projects.

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  5. Delightful hexie projects, Britt! I'm in love with your turtle and those wee birdies on the hexie tree. Too cute!

    You are a Hexie Queen!

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  6. Beautiful work! I love the quilt. The turtle is so bright and happy. The little hexie birds are just the cutest thing! ... :) Pat

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  7. You certainly did make me smile. I love the turtle and the birds on the hexagons are adorable!

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  8. Great projects! Love the little birds.

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  9. You did great. I loved your first hexie quilt. Amazing work. Skallman is lovely. Does he chat much? Or does he just carry pins? The tree is adorable. Love it.

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  10. Beautiful projects Brit! I especially like the tree with the beautiful birds!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Loely projects but love the special touches in the art quilt - especially the little birds and hedgie.

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  12. I think you did a fine job. I especially like your tree with the hexi birds and little animals. Sew very cute!

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  13. Wow so many nice project i love them all. Takk og ha en fin dag

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  14. I love your landscape quilt. The birds and hedgehogs are so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Three marvelous projects! Your first one is beautiful, no matter what the fabrics. The turtle - he would be very happy living with my two little grandsons, though he would never get any rest. But my absolute favorite is that stunning quilt with the tree and birds and sun and sun's rays. How very,very clever! Love it all!

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  16. That turtle is wonderful and your wall hanging is really clever!

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  17. Good day Britt-inger, yes you certainly are a queen, What you managed to do is simply amazing. Love love love the turtle, and the sun rays and birds in hexies, just brilliant..

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  18. They are gorgeous!! I loved the quilt...then the turtle was my favorite...then I saw the birds in the tree....heavens!!! I love them all!!!

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  19. Your quilt is just lovely, your Skelman is adorable. Very pretty birdies resting in the trees. But, come on hexie hedgies??!! Stupendously adorable! Thanks for the smile!

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  20. Beautiful quilt! And the turtle is so sweet. Really cute! But your tree with those little animals is just awesome! Love it very much!

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  21. Britt, I adore your small wall hanging; I love the scrappy background and the design is harmonious.

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  22. very creative. I love that turtle. Thanks for sharing

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  23. That's very clever - having the birds made from hexies too!

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  24. super flotte ting! love the turtle

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  25. Your turtle is just too cute and so is that tree. You ARE a hexie queen! You should be very proud of that quilt you made...it is beautiful!

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  26. Love the hexie hedgehogs- perfect shape for such a cute animal! The quilts are beautiful and Skalman is gorgeous!

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  27. Oooh, I do love those hedgehogs! And what a neat pincushion! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I love your hexi animals - I have never seen them before and thing they are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Beautiful your projects!!

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  30. So much talent and so many ways you can use the hexies.

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  31. I like your turtle but I *adore* your tree with the hexie birds! Very clever!

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  32. I really love your tree quilt, the birds and hedgehogs are CUTE !!







































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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  33. Wow what wondrous projects, I love them all!

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  34. I love both your hexie projects, and the quilt you had made before! Anni Downs is the best, isn't she? I have embroidered a few of her patterns and used her fabrics recently, too (pics on my blog). I am so glad you joined the hexie hop!

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  35. your wall quilt is adorable but I am in love with your turtle, it is so cute and fun!

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  36. Cute turtle but I really do love your little wall hanging.

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  37. I love your projects. The turtle is adorable, and your wall quilt so cute. Great job.

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  38. Oh thanks for sharing your hexie quilt from 10 years ago! It's beautiful! The turtle is so much fun! I like turtles! Your mini tree quilt is fantastic! Love those birds in the trees, the hedgehogs are great too! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today!

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  39. I had more than one smile. I love the turtle the best but all are amazing projects. thanks for the fun.

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  40. - You definitely put a smile on my face today! I just love your turtle! That make a great toy Also your wall quilt is adorable and I love the hedgehogs.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  41. Sweet projects!!!!

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  42. Wow all of your projects are fabulous - those birdies are super cute! thanks for sharing.

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  43. Love your hexie turtle! Your other projects are sew sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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  44. I love your hexie turtle, but really, really fell in love with that adorable wall hanging. The birds are so cute. The use of hexagons is very clever in this pattern. Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Wow!! Great stars, turtles, and more....grin. Terrific job. I especially love the start that looks like it's spinning.

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  46. All your projects are just lovely...Love the pincushion....

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  47. Sew sweet. I love your turtle and your sweet birds in the tree. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Your projects are lovely! I really like your turtle - he's too cute!!!

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  49. Love you hexi birds and turtle. Such bright and happy colors.

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  50. Really pretty quilts and the turtle is darling.

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  51. Great job!!! I love everything you made! :)

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  52. Your quilt is so beautiful, bright colors and the birds are so cute as well as the hedgepigs. Great idea and very clever!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  53. lovely work. love all your projects thanks for sharing them with us.

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  54. Wonderful projects! Oh that turtle...I love it! So clever!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  55. I think you are a hexie queen. Great job! Those little porcupines made me laugh. Cute! All of your projects are lovely.

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  56. Your hexagon turtle and trees with birds and sunrays are awesome! I love it! You are so talented. Thank you for sharing.

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  57. You have me smiling ... yes you do. Skalman and your wall quilt are just too cute. Beautiful work!

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  58. Awesome use of hexies. I adore the turtle. he is so cute.

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  59. Those are so cute! I love "shell man" and the hexagon birds and hedgehog. Makes me smile. I think you should be proud of the first hexie quilt that you made. Take it out of the cupboard more often!

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  60. Love your hexie birds! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  61. All your projects are lovely. Your quilting is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your projects!

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  62. Britt, I love your Skalman, your quilt and your art quilt. I have to say I think the hedgehogs are especially genius ! Did any of this happen to hop in the box that's on it's way to Texas ? LOL

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  63. Your projects made me smile today. The hexie turtle is so sweet - definitely too cute for a pincushion. What a great idea to make the birds, hedgehogs, sunshine rays, etc. out of hexies!!

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  64. I really like your first hexie quilt. It's lovely hand quilting. You've made such a cute hexie turtle pincushion! Your little hexie birds and hedgehogs are just the cutest things! The striped wings on the birds are perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  65. The quilt from the BOM is beautiful. Congrats on being one of the few to finish. I love the hex turtle. My adult son has always loved turtles. Maybe I'll think about making one for his son. How creative to make the "leaves" of the trees from hexies and the birds are quite the finishing touch. Thanks for participating and inspiring me.

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  66. Trevlig läsning om dina hexagoner och trots din motvilja har du verkligen gjort fina saker. Din sköldpadda är bara så söt och din lilla bonad förtjusande, så även din 10 år gamla kvilt. Kram

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  67. Lovely projects and very creative!! Thanks for sharing in the hop... I am getting all sorts of project ideas!

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  68. Love all the things you made. :-) The old quilt, never seen it before, but its very nice. Skalman, a nr. 1 among toys, but your art quilt, stunning!! Love the small birds and the hedgehog...

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  69. Your projects are all so cute! The little turtle is adorable.

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  70. Love your ideas. The hexie worked so well for the birds and I just love Skalman! He is personality plus. Thanks for sharing.

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  71. Fabulous! Love your tree quilt with the birds and hedgehogs. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Loved your turtle and super cute birds!!

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  73. What sweet soft toys! Love your fused hexies too. That's my favorite way!

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  74. Hexie birds on a hexie quilt---I love it and indeed you should see the smile on my face! The turtle pincushion is adorable. I am happy to see that you did finish that BOM that others must have tucked away in their UFO pile. It is lovely.

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  75. Very cute. I love the birds in the hexie tree.

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  76. You are at least a princess! I love your projects, and I think you can claim title to queen.

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  77. Your work is amazing. It has been good to see how you have changed and grown as a hand quilter. I just love Skalman. Your little wall hanging with the birds and hedgehogs are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  78. Du har då många kul idéer!
    Sköldpaddan är gullig och jag gillar Din tavla. Fyndigt att sy fast hexagonerna!
    kram

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  79. Cute projects! I love the turtle and the quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Your projects are all great! You are a hexie queen! That little wall hanging is the cutest thing!

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  81. Hiya Britt-Inger!!! OH I just ADORE Skagman. He is just the most precious little turtle I've ever seen. You did a wonderful job on your BOM quilt, so lovely, even in the older colors. And your little creatures wall hanging is just too cute. I love those little hedgehogs!!! Thanks for sharing. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  82. Adorable! Thank you for sharing! You're a hexie queen in my opinion!

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  83. Ligger efter i bloggtittandet och sammanfattar mig kort. Det du sytt är bara så läckert och brist på fantasi har i alla fall inte du.Härligt att se vad du skapar.
    kram Gudrun

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  84. Your turtle pinchusion is priceless! I love your birds in the Hexie quilt too! Thanks for sharing!

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  85. Love the turtle and then the birds and hedgehogs, all out of hexagons an adorable idea! Your first quilt is amazing also, done all by hand, fantastic.

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  86. All of your projects are beautiful! I especially love your turtle AND the little hedgehogs under the tree on your quilt!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  87. Absolutely amazing...so many wonderful hexie creatures!!

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  88. SO CUTE!!! The turtle is great. I can see he really likes the grass! HA HA Your wall hanging is wonderful. I love the animals. I never thought to do that. It works out so great.

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  89. Så morsom skilpadde du har laget. Ser at du har samme stoff som meg, Ladybugs. Gøy å se hvordan folk bruker sekskanter til mer enn tradisjonelle bestemorsquilter.

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  90. Your projects are great but that turtle stole my heart!

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