Gifty Galore – Happy Hexagon Trivets

I recently did a book review for Ayumi Takahashi’s Patchwork, Please! and fell in love with all of the fun projects.

I was very pleased to find that this book was one of our options for Gifty Galore this year! Before opening the book again, I already knew I wanted to make the Happy Hexagon Trivets. I had not yet ventured into the world of paper piecing, but was assured by my always encouraging co-workers that I would be able to handle it.

Knowing I wouldn’t be able to keep my hands off the new Quilter’s Candy Novelty Flannels (Shake it Up! and Winter Flurry) for too long, I took advantage of the opportunity and snatched those up along with some coordinating Quilter’s Candy Flannel Basics. I started sewing the first weekend I had free time and was able to whip up a happy little trivet in no time. Not truly knowing what to expect with paper piecing, I found it was a bit confusing at first. However, after the first round I knew more about what I was doing and was amazed at how pointy my points were. Which, as a beginner, it’s quite an amazing feat.

The first trivet sewed up so quickly, and I had so much fun watching the paper piecing progress into a finished project that I couldn’t stay away and ended up making a second trivet. So far I only have the top done, but I figure I have a few months to quilt and bind it before it’s actually time to use these festive trivets anyhow.

I love how scrap-friendly this project and lots of other projects in Ayumi’s book are. I have a feeling I’ll be resorting to this project in the future and probably giving some of the other great-looking projects a try as well.


  1. kaholly - June 18, 2013

    The trivets are adorable! The book looks like it might have many fun projects in it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lynda - June 19, 2013

    Love, love, love the trivets! The book sounds even more interesting and I surely would feel privileged to own it one of these days in the future. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Glenna Allenberg - June 19, 2013

    I love these. Have never attempted paper piecing but sure would love to try these small projects. Very Cute!

  4. Judy Whitson - June 19, 2013

    Love paper piecing and this looks really great

  5. Fran Smeby - June 19, 2013

    These trivets are really cute. They look simple to make.

  6. Katrina - June 19, 2013

    Thanks everyone! I’m glad you like it 🙂
    Lynda – the book really is great. I highly recommend it!

  7. Chyree - June 19, 2013

    I am CRAZY about anything involving hexagons. They are SO versatile and any color scheme works!!! I could make a LOT of these for gifts and people would be pleased and surprised.

  8. Judi R - June 19, 2013

    Love this and have to have this for mymSecret Santa and Hanukah pals this year! What a great way to use those fFQs and scraps!

  9. andree - June 19, 2013

    I just love the hexagon trivet but where do I find the pattern.
    thank you in advnce

  10. Katrina - June 19, 2013

    Andree – the pattern is found in the book mentioned in the blog post: Ayumi Takahashi’s “Patchwork, Please!”… I highly recommend it! You can find it here:!__D45785.HTML