Monday, June 20, 2016

The Zig and Zag of Hexies

I made a project a few years ago from a set of 2" English Paper Pieced (EPP) hexagons. I called it "The Zig and Zag of Hexies." It was made with Bella fabrics from Windham and I published it with Cut Loose Press (a division of Creative Grids rulers) for quilt shops.

2" EPP hexies from the Bella Collection
And my Hexie string:
A string of 2" hexagons
Makes this fun Zig Zag table runner. Of course, being so "modern" looking, one of my daughter's immediately made a claim on it. This lives in Pittsburgh with her and her family.

The Zig and Zag of Hexies: 29" x 40"
I had a collection of 17 hexies made from another Windham Collection called Briar Rose. They sent me a 5" Charm Pack and I used some of them to make a miniature Dresden Plate runner. It still awaits quilting in my closet.
Briar Rose fabrics
I cut small dresden plate blades from those charms
And with the leftover 5" charms, I was able to get 17 EPP 2" hexagons.

17 hexagons - Can you see Mr. Froggie sitting by the pond reading?
And a close up of Mr. Froggie:

Sitting by the pond, reading
And now for my smaller runner:
The Zig and Zag of Hexies in a smaller size
The larger Zig and Zag of Hexies is at my Craftsy shop. This really is a quick project because once the hexagons are stitched together and the paper is removed, I aligned them to the background fabric and used invisible monofilament thread and used a machine zigzag stitch (of course!) to stitch them down.

I do a lot of EPP in the Summer. It is so portable and only takes up a small ziplock baggie. This new runner will be a class sample when I teach this again in the Fall. But right now it hangs in my hall bathroom where I can admire it for all the happy colors!

4 comments:

  1. Love your hexie projects. The Dresden Plate runner is adorable too, but I really love the binding you used on the Zig and Zag of Hexies.

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  2. These are great. I like the speed of 2" sides, because it only takes a minimal number to make something beautiful, as both these projects show. Thanks for sharing this and highlight the pattern.

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  3. Love the Briar Rose runner.

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  4. These hexies are stunning and the last runner my best favorite.

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