Monday, August 26, 2013

I'm a Hexie Queen today with a GIVEAWAY!


Hexie Queen Hop

Welcome to my blog all Sew We Quilt readers! It's my turn on the "Be a Hexie Queen" Blog Hop. 

I love hexagon projects but haven't really made any prior to this hop. Can you believe that? I don't know why it took me so long to get around to do something entirely made of hexagons. Maybe it's the fact that I don't feel like sewing them by hand one at a time or that "Y" seams are intimidating if they're precut? Those are both pretty good reasons to me...

When I first started my blog, I made a 12" mini quilt with a hexagon flower but nothing since then.

Hexagon Mini Quilt


This blog hop was a great push to get me to do something fun! I started thinking about what I wanted to do and decided to make a cute little pouch. Picking out fabrics is always the hardest best part of any project. I decided to go with only 3 prints instead picking big enough pieces from my scrap stash in all different colors. I used the "Hex N More" Ruler from Jaybird Quilts. It worked great and I was able to cut perfect 2.5" hexies for my pouch.

Hex N More Ruler by Jaybird Quilts
Well, I got over my irrational fear of "Y" seams and here's what the little cutie ended up looking like. I gotta admit...I'm impressed with my first try. I was expecting an epic fail!
Hexagon Pouch by Stephanie @ Quarter Incher

Hexagon Pouch by Stephanie @ Quarter Incher

Here's a few other projects I made along with this cute pouch. The Hexagon Trivet pattern is from the book "Patchwork, Please" by Ayumi Takahashi. The white one is something I whipped up a few days ago.

Hexie Queen Blog Hop


Who wants this cute little hexagon pouch? I'm comfortable enough to give it away to a special reader! I'll fill it up with a bunch of 2.5" hexagons to help get you started with a hexie project of your own! I'll make sure all the fabrics are fun modern prints in styles that I usually use. If you scroll through my blog posts you'll know what I mean. Use the rafflecopter below to enter!

(A little hint: I'm doing another giveaway on Sunday...you definitely won't want to miss it!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for visiting my blog for the hop! I hope you have fun bouncing from blog to blog finding new inspiration for any hexagons you have laying around. Enjoy your day!


Don't forget to check out the other lovely blogs on the hop today!

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137 comments:

  1. Your hexie projects turned out really cute. I have never done one yet but after seeing all these lovely hexies I might have to give it a try...thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love the pouch! Congrats on pushing yourself with all those Y seams. It looks perfect. :)

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  3. Love your pouch - the fabrics look great together. I made a hexie EPP cushion recently :-)

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  4. I haven't made hexies since they were popular in the 70's!!

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  5. Your pouch is sew cute. I love it. My last EPP project was a turtle pincushion. Thanks for sharing your creativity

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  6. That pouch is super cute! I love it!

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  7. I have been making hexies for nearly 2 years now and am thoroughly addicted. So far I have done them all using EPP because I don't fancy the y seams on a machine. My last finished project was a bag, I have made 7 bags completely out of hexies so far. My present project is my first hexie quilt which i am allowing myself a long time to do as it will all be done by hand. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  8. Very cool hexagon tool! I'd never seen that before. I've only ever done English paper piecing for hexagons... and that was a lot of work. I'm ready to try some machine sewn Y-seams!! Any tips?

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  9. What a great job. Reading these hop posts is getting me ever closer to trying hexies. Your pouch is amazing and I love your trivets.

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  10. Pretty projects - thanks for sharing.

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  11. Stephanie, I made a mini hexie quilt. It is on my blog

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  12. Love it! I'm a little hexie obsessed myself... I'm working on a throw size quilt of over 1200... should take all year. :)

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  13. Wonderful projects, great quilting and I love your fabric choises!

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  14. Going to definitely have to check out that ruler. Thanks

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  15. Your little pouch is adorable! I need to look for that ruler and give it a try.

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  16. I love your pouch - I'm still intimidated by zippers after all these years! :) blessings, marlene

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  17. Oh I love your pouch!! Thank you for the nice giveaway

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  18. Your pouch is cute and cleverly done, as are your other projects. I love the bright, cheery colors. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I've just recently become addicted to hexies, so your little pouch would make a great way to keep everything together. I live in the UK, so I hope I am eleigible to enter?

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  20. well sweet Stephanie..you are without a doubt a hexie queen today...you did good..don't you just love learning new things and they come out soooo well

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  21. I'm just now working on my first hexie project ever -- if it turns out even 1/4th as good as yours, I will be thrilled!!! What a super cute pouch!!!!

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  22. I love the prints you used on your pouch! I recently made a baby skirt with hexies along the bottom :)

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  23. I've been nervous to hop on the hexie train.....

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  24. Would love to win your cute pouch! Your projects are great!

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  25. hi i have been making hexie to make a grandma's garden quilt. but the last time i made a hexie table topper with christmas fabrics.
    iwould love to win your pouch.Thanks for the inspiration.
    wilma

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  26. Your mini-quilt is spectacular! You other work is also beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I have never done a hexi project due to my impatience with hand sewing but I'd love to give one a try on the machine! Thanks for a chance to win your great pouch and a few pre cut hexis to get started :)

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  28. Nice job! Love your projects and the fabrics you picked :)

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  29. Wonderful pouch Stephanie! I REALLY like the trivet !

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  30. Love your fabric choices for your sweet projects!!! I have never made hexies but this hop has picqued my interest for sure!!!

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  31. Hi Stephanie!
    I love your projects. Too cute. That pouch is awesome.
    xo jan

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  32. I would love that! I have just recently begun working with Hexies and have found it to be so addictive. I realized I might have a problem when my family was taking pictures of me (and making fun of me a little) sitting at the campfire with my headlamp on sewing hexies. I keep having to remind myself-time and place!

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  33. Not really made any hexie projects so far, unless a kindle cover with stitched on hexie flowers counts lol. Like you I'm also turned away by the whole hand-sewing and y-seam thing. But projects with hexies look so awesome!

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  34. Not really made any hexie projects so far, unless a kindle cover with stitched on hexie flowers counts lol. Like you I'm also turned away by the whole hand-sewing and y-seam thing. But projects with hexies look so awesome!

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  35. I have not done a hexie project but as I have went through this blog hop I am inspired to do some of these things. I am loving what I see. Thanks for sharing

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  36. I haven't made any hexies at all. This hop is really encouraging me to seriously think about getting started.

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  37. Cool projects! I love the fabrics on the pouch!

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  38. Love your pouch- your fabric choices are great!

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  39. Cute projects. I love your pouch. Thank you for sharing

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  40. What an adorable little pouch. Your other projects are also really nice! Great job!

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  41. Wonderful projects,the trivet one caught my eye!

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  42. I made a doll quilt that I used hexies to make a turtle.

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  43. Such lovely fabrics in your projects...love the pouch and trivets!

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  44. I've never done a hex ie project
    yridge2 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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  45. What a great little pouch and the fabrics are perfect!

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  46. I haven't made anything with hexies yet, but I will! cute pouch! Thanks for the giveaway and such great inspiration! vickise at gmail dot com

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  47. I am reading all the hops today, but seldom comment. I have a fussy new grandson I am watching this week. I forgot how babies are :)

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  48. The pouch turned out great. Love the three colours.

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  49. I have only made one flower with hexies. Didn't know what to do with it so I didn't make anymore. But all of these projects are very inspiring so I might have to start making more. Love your projects. All of your projects are wonderful. The pouch is so cute and I love the quilt with the quilting. Beautiful.

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  50. The one and only time I have tried EPP was in a Craftsy Block of the month 2012 program. It was a lot of fun and I keep meaning to try it again and keep getting sidetracked by life. lol. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  51. Love the Hexie work! I'm getting so many great ideas.

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  52. I belong to the "Get Your Hex On" Bee on Flickr, so the last project I made was a Hexagon Log Cabin Block for my August Bee Mate!

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  53. Very pretty hexie projects! I am currently making a modern hexie flower garden quilt-slowly!

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  54. What adorable projects, I like that template better than mine. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful prizes.

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  55. I started my first one a few weeks ago. Just getting started on a little runner.

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  56. Love the zipper pouch. I have made several zipper pouches but had not thought to make one with hexies.

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  57. Cute pouch! I really love your mini quilt and how the quilting echoes the hexie.

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  58. Fun hexie projects, Stephanie! That ruler looks like a must have now that we've all caught hexie fever. ;o)

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  59. Hiya Stephanie!!! I just love that first mini quilt---it reminds me of a rainbow quilt. That pouch is adorable---I wouldn't mind having it lol. The trivets are so pretty, they would look lovely on a counter or table. I haven't done any hexie projects yet, gotta get that remedied soon. Want one of those Hexie and More rulers so that I can make accurate ones. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  60. Love all your happy and colorful projects Stephanie!!! You always do such creative things :*) My last hexie project was for the Blog Hop also - several projects of course! I had not done a hexie in over 20 years, so it was a lot of fun to learn all about how to make modern hexies - I'm sure I'll be making more in the future!

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  61. The last hexie project was a BOM with 30's reproduction fabrics. Tehre were hexie flowers on it... too cute!

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  62. Hexies are such fun! I am currently working on one for a swap. Can't share quite yet. Love your projects!

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  63. hummm you have made hexies look so easy. I have dragged my feet and not touched the ones I started. Maybe, just maybe... :-)

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  64. The last hexie project I did was for my granddaughter...it was a twin coverlet in pinks and blues...and I never kept a picture of it!! wahhh

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  65. I love that pouch but then I am a 30s nut. You did a great job on it as well as the trivets. The variegated thread really sets off your mini quilt too. THX for the giveaway opportunity.

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  66. the last hexie was a grandmothers flower garden for my daughter who passed away in my arms. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  67. Very nice pouch and I like your mini quilt too!

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  68. I love your hexie projects! The trivets are beautiful and the pouch is wonderful...love the colors. I haven't actually made anything with hexies yet.....only sample test pieces. I have been trying different techniques to find one I like. Mission accomplished and now I'm ready to get started. Thank you! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  69. Beautiful projects! I have never made any thing from hexies but I sure want to now after seeing all of these inspiring beauties.

    dbelliott@outlook.com

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  70. I haven't made a sewing hexie project yet, but I have bought some templates to get started! I have started a knitting hexie project called the Beekkeeper's Quilt. If you haven't seen it yet here is a link http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-beekeepers-quilt It is sweet little puffy hexies and there have been thousands of them made. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  71. I absolutely love your first project with the awesome quilting. Very fresh and modern! The cutest little zippered pouches. I guess I need to get back to sewing things with zippers. I've not done something like that since I picked up quilting. You inspire me! Thanks for your lovely post today.

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  72. Love your hexie projects. I've got a 'quilt' started that is about 2 feet across. It will be a VERY long project. One of those take-along things for years to come, I think. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  73. Your hexie projects are great. I love the first one and am thinking I need to do a wall hanging like that. My last hexie project was a diamond wall hanging, but I am starting to make mini hexie key chains. They are a work in progress as I figure out what will work best.

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  74. Well, to tell you the truth, I have never made anything with hexies before! I love the way they look, I've got plenty of fabric and certainly plenty of time...but it just hasn't happened so far. :)

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  75. Your projects are really nice! I love the fabrics you chose for the pouch. I haven't done a hexie project yet, but I have the templates and with all of this inspiration, I'm ready!

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  76. Your hexie projects are great. I have not made anything with hexies yet but if I win I would have a good start, thank you.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  77. I just made the same trivet from the Patchwork Please SAL! But nothing really with hexis. Your pouch turned out really cute.

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  78. Wow, that's pretty great for your first time! I've never done hexies, but I plan on cutting up my Bird's and the Bee's fabric for a hexie quilt sometime this year.

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  79. Great job on your hexie pouch! Your projects look great!

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  80. HI Stephanie--I love that pouch. The last hexie project I did was a mini quilt that I made while traveling in europe. I'm so addicted now! Working on a larger project that will take years...

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  81. How generous of you- that's an adorable pouch!

    I'm dying to try my hand at making hexies.

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  82. Such fun projects...each one cuter than the one before!!

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  83. Love your hexie pouch. I have become a hexieholic!
    Tina@brainer.com

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  84. Love the pouch! It's the zipper that always scares me, not the hexies :)

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  85. All of your projects are great and so very colorful.

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  86. Your hexie pouch is simply adorable! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  87. Your hexies are so cute. I think the last hexie I made was in a sampler quilt several years ago.

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  88. Lovely pouch. Great use of the hexies.

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  89. The last hexie project I did was to crochet a 5 inch wide washcloth for myself because our dish scrubbers ran out. I'm excited at the prospect of winning your hexie pouch, it turned out fantastic! Thank you!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  90. Love, love, love the pouch .
    Thanks for sharing the project and the information on the ruler! I'm thinking that I need one now. lol
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  91. I forgot to say that I am making hexies for a little needlecase.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  92. worked on my hexie projects this weekend. my day to post it Wed. love your hexies and the pouch is sew cute.

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  93. I loved all of your projects, I have never made a hexie but after this hop I think I might try nor or two.

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  94. Ha! I've never made a hexie - ever. Bout time, right. Great bag and the trivets are wonderful.

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  95. Love all of your projects. The pouch is great. nice of you to sponsor a giveaway.

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  96. Nice projects! I love the modern spin you put on things.

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    1. I have only some epp hexies I've made, but not a completed project yet.

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  97. I love your projects and the fun FMQ on them too. I definitely want to make a cute little pouch too.

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  98. Wonderful cute projects!! They are all so great!

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  99. I haven't tried hexies yet. Would love to give it a try.

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  100. I made a pincushion with hexies. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  101. Great goodies. Can't believe all the hexie projects by such creative people.

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  102. I made 2 I spy quilts and 2 pincushions and am in the hop too. My blog is www.a-creativenotion.com

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  103. I LOVE your hexie projects! I have always been afraid of making hexies. After seeing your projects I may just have to give it a try. I love making little pouches. Yours is adorable. Thanks for sharing & inspiring.

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  104. Awesome job! I have made an I spy quilt but that's it for the hexis. Your pouch is really very pretty!

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  105. Your projects are adorable. Thanks for the fun and the giveaway.

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  106. I like your little mini quilt the the hexie flower. I like how you've done the multi-colored outline quilting. I'm fearful of "Y" seams myself. You've definitely done a nice job on your cute little pouch. Your Hexagon Trivet is really cute! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

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  107. I really like the quilting on that first mini quilt. Very cool.

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  108. Love your pouch! I haven't done a hexie project yet but a hexie quilt is definitely on my to-do list!

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  109. Loved your projects. Thank you for sharing. The trivet is awesome....

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  110. OH, I love your little pouch! It is so adorable. That ruler is AWESOME! I'm gonna go get me one of those. I haven't made anything with hexies yet but after seeing all the cool bags in this hop, I may just be making something soon!

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  111. Your pouch is so cute! I made an eyeglasses pouch , decorated with hexies, as my first and only hexi project!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  112. really super cute hexies, Stephanie! love that pouch!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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      :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  113. I've never done a hexie project, but would love to try. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. My only hexie project, EVER, was a baby quilt for my youngest. I've been too nervous to try it again!

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  115. Y seams scare me. When I first saw the pouch I thought it was a print! Looks super :)

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  116. The last hexi project I sewed was my paper pieced hexies, but I have one I am working on for my bee block for the month :)

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  117. Great projects there - love the pouch.

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  118. I love the bright fun colours!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  119. I would love to win your bright little pouch. Love all your projects!!

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  120. My last hexie project is my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt...it is an ongoing forever project...

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  121. I EPP a large lap snowflake quilt for christmas. I did use 2" papers so it went fairly quickly. I need a new project as I miss having it to work on in the evenings.

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  122. LOVE Hexies :D Thanks for the giveaway, and for posting on WIP Wednesdays <3

    - Cassie

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  123. Your pouch is far from a fail - LOVE those colors!

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  124. The only hexie projects I've done were a cheater print quilt and a paper pieced block. Now those are easy hexies. That pouch is super cute!

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  125. The only hexie projects I've done were a cheater print quilt and a paper pieced block. Now those are easy hexies. That pouch is super cute!

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  126. I have not sewn any hexies but will surely try after this blog hop's inspiration.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  127. Last hexie project??? Well, it's been a while...but I was given some vintage hexie pieces from an estate sale...I used them in a baby quilt. Your pouch is adorable...thank you for hosting this giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  128. Ooh, your hexie pouch is fantastic!

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  129. VERY cute hexie projects!! Thanks so much for linking up this week to Really Random Thursday.

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