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When we started talking about the Plethora of Pillows project, I knew immediately I wanted to make something with hexies on them.
I love hexies! They remind me of honeycomb and vintage tiles. Plus, these pillows will make a nice housewarming present once we’re done moving into our new home this month. However, as I currently spend most of my free time getting the house ready, I won’t be able to make my pillows in one sitting. Low and behold I came across this tutorial – which allows you to create the hex quilt blocks separately and then sew them together for your final project.
While fabric hunting, I fell in love with this fabric and decided I had to use it for my project. It’s yellow fabric with a cute lace print in grey and if you look closely, you’ll notice the flowers are set in hexies. Perfect!
Then I picked out yellow and grey basic fabrics to coordinate with the main print.
Now to get started.
First, I put my pillow forms together so I could get that out of the way. I stitched basic white cotton fabric together and stuffed them with our Hobbs Polyester Fiberfill – pretty quick stuff.
Look at them being all squishy on the couch.
Then I cut out my first little pieces based on the tutorial using a hexagon template. The yellow and grey basic fabrics were cut out in hexies about 1″ larger around than the middle pieces. Since the lace pattern already had a hex around the flower shapes, I used that as a guideline for the smaller hex shapes.
Here are the finished hexies – my two first pieces! I have many many more to go, but they were really easy to make. In fact, I managed to finish these two in less than 10 minutes, which will fit into my busy schedule nicely.
I’m not sure if I will mix the grey with the yellow or do one pillow in yellow and the other in grey. The best part about this tutorial is that I can decide much later and just focus on making hexies. It will take quite a few of these to make the fronts of my pillowcases, but it was so fast, I should be able to fit a couple in over the next couple of weeks.
So that’s all for the first part of my “sew as you go” hexie pillow project, in the second part I’ll be putting all those little hexies together to create my pillow cases and show off the final results.