Plethora of Pillows – “Quilt As You Go” Hex Pillow

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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!
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Then I picked out yellow and grey basic fabrics to coordinate with the main print.
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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.

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Look at them being all squishy on the couch.
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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.hextempcut1cut2

And then I put my little hexies together. Sadly, I didn’t take photos of ironing and sewing involved in putting the pieces together. To be honest, I was so focused on doing it correctly, I forgot. I will take photos next time. The tutorial does provide clear step by step photos in case you’re curious.

Here are the finished hexies – my two first pieces! I have many many more to go, but they were really easy┬áto make. In fact, I managed to finish these two in less than 10 minutes, which will fit into my busy schedule nicely.hexies

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.

Until then!


4 responses to “Plethora of Pillows – “Quilt As You Go” Hex Pillow”

  1. Karen Says:
    08/20/2014 10:38 am

    The hexies look great. I can’t wait to see more.

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  2. Ann Says:
    08/20/2014 11:46 am

    That is a terrific focal and fun color scheme. I like the way the hexies are joined and the portability of the project. I did something similar with a wall hanging for my sewing room (same colors!) and it worked well. Here’s the blog –
    http://blog.connectingthreads.com/my-hand-piecing-adventure-part-2/
    Can’t wait to see the finished pillows!

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  3. Teri Says:
    08/25/2014 7:31 am

    Super cute! Hexies are a great project to work on as you have time. Before you know it you will be done, watch out though they are addictive. Next thing you know you will be making a quilt out of them to go with your pillows :)

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  4. Winthur Says:
    08/26/2014 11:24 am

    This is adorable!

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