A Hexie Primitive Home

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OK, so, this is the worst it gets! All uphill from here. The next quilty task I pulled out of my closet was this Hexie project. It really doesn’t qualify as a UFO because the next step was taking it to the framer. It was all finished… that is, hand pieced, hand embroidered, embellished with cute little buttons and hand quilted! All it needed was to be tucked inside a frame. I guess I didn’t want to bother with that. As you probably guessed, this took no time at all ~ just a trip to the nearest craft store and they did all the work! I love it! Wahoo!

This was a kit I bought at a quilt show, oh, I’d say about 8 years ago. Their sample was so cute and almost exactly like this one except that they had substituted some of the fabrics in the kit, so I substituted out the kit’s green for my green fabric. These are finished 1″ hexagons that I hand pieced together and then appliquéd onto the background fabric.

The kit also provided the most darling little buttons! Aren’t they adorable?! I love embroidery so I was really taken by that feature in the sample and the embellishments. I’m a firm believer in detail. Success is in the details!!!

I now have a collection of little buttons which are kept separate from all the other buttons. Later in the year I’ll share my beautiful wool project of lambs that include so many little buttons. Simply gorgeous besides absolutely charming!

And of course, last but not least, the beautiful threads! Don’t they just look yummy?! I love the rich, deep, warm colors of country. So beautiful! While I only used the green in this project I just had to show you more colors they are so dazzling!!!

Be watching for next weeks closet quilt! It’s really charming and what a story…


18 responses to “A Hexie Primitive Home”

  1. Ann Says:
    03/07/2014 6:54 pm

    How cute Mari! Your really did a nice job. If feels so good to finish projects languishing for years!

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  2. Marilyn Lessner Says:
    03/08/2014 4:47 am

    Mari, I just love it! Shame on you for letting this beauty languish in your closet for so long! But I sure can relate to that. You have given us all some new ideas and the inspiration to give EPP a try. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Stephanie Dunphy Says:
    03/08/2014 5:04 am

    Absolutely gorgeous and the frame is just perfect. Who could not love buttons but the tiny ones are more squeal-worthy. Congratulations on your beautiful finish.

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  4. BJ Elder Says:
    03/08/2014 6:48 am

    I really like the way you put this one together, makes a wonderful picture! I have some of those buttons in my collection. They are perfect for this application!

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  5. Mari Says:
    03/08/2014 2:29 pm

    Thank you everyone! It was quite a joy to have this project finally finished and hanging on my wall. I love it!

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  6. Linda Froggie Says:
    03/08/2014 6:30 pm

    Oh Mari! This was more finished than I expected! You crack me up! It is gorgeous, and I love the frame, really different.
    ~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

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  7. Kathy Biggs Says:
    03/09/2014 8:57 am

    Love the little button flowers.:-)

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  8. shannon Says:
    03/09/2014 2:11 pm

    thank you mari!! you shouldn’t have!! but it will look lovely in my living room!!

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  9. Cheryl Says:
    03/09/2014 6:53 pm

    Lovely Mari. The buttons are adorable. Started me thinking about a project I have tucked away. Maybe it could use some cute buttons. Have to dig it out and see. I really like your frame. It’s perfect .

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  10. jenna Says:
    03/10/2014 7:45 am

    very beautiful Mari!

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  11. Jenni Says:
    03/10/2014 10:17 am

    This project epitomizes Mari to me. It involves tiny pieces, it’s finely crafted, it’s whimsical, it’s embroidered with lovely details, it’s beautifully presented. A wonderful job indeed Mari and I’m so glad you’re keeping this for yourself to enjoy!

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  12. Joy Says:
    03/10/2014 12:41 pm

    Mari.. It is beautiful!

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  13. Max Says:
    03/10/2014 8:19 pm

    I saw this post and thought – that looks familiar. I went to my quilting room and there was the pattern tacked up on my wall. Now I am excited to get started on this. Like you, I have had the pattern for quite some time. Yours looks great!

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  14. Vilma Says:
    03/11/2014 5:48 am

    Mari, I love this kind of project. I need to get back to it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Annemarie Says:
    03/13/2014 3:53 am

    The “The Hexie Primitive Home”Is beautiful. I love working on small pieces that I can frame. Could you possibly share the name of the pattern and do you know if it is still available. Thanks in advance.

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  16. Mari Says:
    03/13/2014 5:43 am

    Hi Annemarie! I can’t share because I don’t have the pattern anymore, however, I used 1″ hexagons. You can order the hexies and make it yourself! The hexie piece was just appliqued on fabric. I made the embroidery by drawing a curve on cardboard and cutting it out so they would be all uniform when tracing. I’m sorry I can only give you this.

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  17. Annemarie Says:
    03/13/2014 4:26 pm

    Hi Mari…..thanks for the quick reply…..I think if I study your piece I can figure it out. I am so conditioned to following a pattern . I did English paper pieced hexagons years ago, just not that small, but I think I can handle it. Your piece is beautiful and I love the frame. Thanks again.

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  18. Mari Says:
    03/14/2014 9:02 am

    You’re very welcome Annemarie! I know you can do it and when you have yours completed post it so we all can see your beautiful project! Thank you!

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