Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I'm a Hexi Queen!

Here we are in another great blog hop! A big thanks to Madame Samm and Debby for all their hard work and support.

The timing of this blog hop coincides with the publication of a series of table runners I designed, using hexagons, for Create & Decorate Magazine. The first was printed in the July/August issue:

 
As you can see, the sheep have hexagons for bodies.
 
The second table runner is in the current issue, with hexagon pumpkins:
 
 
And the third (in the Holiday issue) will be hexagon snowmen, but I'm not able to show you a picture of that one before it appears in the magazine.
 
Anyway...back to this blog hop! I've created two projects, the first one is a little pumpkin candle mat.
 
 
I cut out 14 hexagons and applied fusible fleece to half of them. Then I paired up a fused piece and a non-fused piece right sides together, added in the wool felt stems, and sewed together with a 1/4" seam leaving the bottoms open. I turned them right sides out and whip stitched the bottoms closed. Then, I whip stitched the hexagons to each other on the back, added three wool felt leaves on the front and did some simple machine quilting. The candle mat measures 12" from stem to stem.
 
The second project is an appliqued table mat that I'm calling "A Bed of Hexi-Roses." The roses are folded-petal hexagons. They start out like this:
And end up like this:
 
 
I added more hexagons for the centers, and some leaves. All the stitching is done by hand with DMC floss and a blanket stitch.
 
As in my poinsettia project that I did for the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop, the whole piece is constructed from wool felt, with a cotton backing and binding.

Here's the finished piece:
I will be making the pattern for this project available for sale soon in my Etsy and Craftsy shops.

Would you also be interested in a free pattern for the pumpkin candle mat? Which project do you like better? (I will be offering a free pattern for the pumpkin candle mat if there's enough interest. The Hexi-Rose pattern will be for sale soon.)

Please leave me a comment and let me know. Thanks!

Be sure to visit the other talented participants on today's list:

Wednesday, August 21

99 comments:

  1. what a beautifully original pattern! great job!! and thank you for sharing :)

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  2. I loooove your table runners! Such cute sheep and pumpkins!!

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  3. What wonderful hexie projects! I love the pumpkins! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Congratulations on your publications. The pumpkins are my favorite! So cute! I would love to make them!
    Thanks for sharing
    xo jan

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  5. Congratulations on being published! The folded petal hexagon looks very interesting; I have never worked with felt; it must be a pleasure to hand stitch it.

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  6. Yes congratulations on being published and I love the "A bed of hexi-roses" idea, really cute.

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  7. They are all lovely - I particularly like the white flower one.

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  8. All your hexie projects are wonderful. Of your two, I think they are both great. I would want both patterns.

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  9. Loved the table runners. They look real fun to make. If I have to choose between the pumpkin or the roses.... I would go for BOTH! I even think it is cruel to make us choose...... They both are lovely. Well done.

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  10. I am intrigued by the hexie petal roses. Your table mats are very creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. You are one talented and clever lady!! I love all of these projects you've designed. The pumpkins are just adorable, and those pointsettas are just perfect!! Thanks so much for participating so we could all see!!

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  12. Lovely projects - thanks for sharing. Love the pumpkins.

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  13. Wow. Wow. Wow. That Bed of Roses is just awesome. Your work is so beautiful and I can see how you can be published so often. What a lovely magazine - I have to go look it up. Thanks for adding to our hop today and for sharing such clever projects!

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  14. Oh I am loving your wool table mats. My favorite has to be the poinsettia but I also like the pumpkin and would love a tutorial...great job....

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  15. Your table mats are so beautiful. My favorite is the bed of roses.
    But your pumpkin mat is also wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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  16. They are all just lovely....I mean really lovely!! I prefer the pumpkin runner myself...

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  17. Your projects are just wonderful...both of them! But since I just can't get enough of fall colors, and pumpkins, the pumpkin mat would have to be my favorite. I do really love the way the stitching looks so intricate on the finished bed of roses mat though! I can totally see myself making it with my favorite fall rusty orange & greens!

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  18. Forgot to say that I would LOVE the pattern for the pumpkin mat, and would also like to purchase a pattern for the Bed of Roses pattern!

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  19. Fabulous projects!
    My favourite is the bed of roses!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Great projects. Bed of roses is also my favorite.

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  21. wonderful projects, I can't tell wich one is my favorite...-but I like the pumkin candle mat very much ☺
    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. What lovely projects Elizabeth! Looking forward to seeing your snowman runner.

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  23. I love your tablerunners and know the snowman one will be great, also. The candle mats are great, also. I love both the pumpkin and the poinsettia. I would probably like the pattern for the poinsettia the best since I think I can figure out the pumpkin one. Congratulations on your runners being published. Beautiful work!

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  24. I love that pumpkin one. I cant wait until the snowman runner comes out. Thank you for sharing. You do beautiful work

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  25. I love your creations. I would love a free pattern. It is hard to pick because I like them both but if I have to it would be the pumpkins. Thanks for sharing. I will be on the lookout for the magazine. It is one of my favorites.

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  26. All of your creations look super it would be nice too have the pumpkin pattern,but I have a weakness for anything poinsettia.

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  27. Both the patterns look great. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  28. The pumpkin pattern is really original. Would love a pattern for it.

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  29. Yes, I would love the pattern. I am anxious to see your snowman table runner, I love snowmen.

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  30. I LOVE the pumpkin candle mat along with all your other clever proejcts.

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  31. The pumpkin mat is darling! Love those hexies and all of your projects!

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  32. These are GREAT, love the pumpkin idea!!

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  33. Beautiful projects! You ARE a hexie queen... Both the rose and the pumpkins are awesome, but the pumpkin candle mat is a great twist on hexies.

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  34. You're mats and table runners are really fun,and remind me of those wonderful penny rugs !

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  35. Nice projects. The pumpkin candle mat is adorable!

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  36. your mats are adorable love your table runners too

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  37. Eliabeth, I pinned your pumpkin candle mat to my Pinterest board! Fall is my favorite season, this adds to the joy of the season. It's Terrific!

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  38. Great projects!!!!
    Never thought to make pumpkins out of hexies!

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  39. Love the cute table runners that you did and looking forward to seeing the snowmen.
    That pumpkin mat is way too cute and yes we NEED a pattern for that.

    And I love to make the hexies from six sided paper flowers now why didn't I think it would translate to fabric?

    great stuff.

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  40. what great projects....they are all gorgeous!

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  41. Love the Pumpkin candle mat. Way cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. I really love the candle mat and would love the pattern thanks!

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  43. I love the pumpkin candle mat. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Oh yes, I would love the pattern for the pumpkin candle mat! As always all your projects are beautiful!

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  45. Unique projects. The flower to hexie has me curious. Really made up well. The pumpkin candlemat is great.

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  46. Love the folded hexagon petal project.

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  47. I LOVE the hexi rose mat but the pumpkins are great too...I am going to have to go buy those magazines now...!

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  48. OU have risen to Queen in good standing..your projects are pretty amazing...simply put you were crowned today..yes again..lol

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  49. Cute, very cute. That candle mat is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Definitely would be interested in your patterns- the pumpkin mat is gorgeosu and I havethe perfect fabric for it! The poinsettia is also one I will do and have the perfect fabric in my stash!

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  51. Before I even read about you maybe having the pattern for the pumpkin candle mat I was going to comment that I Really liked the candle mat the best. Love all you projects and had fun looking at your photos.

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  52. Congrats on a top 2 finish. I love all your projects. I adore the folded petal hexagons. I guess they would be a little more tedious with cotton since it frays. Your projects are amazing. I think some folks will be interested in your pumpkin candle mat, while others can do it on their own. I don't use wool, yet I think I could adapt it to cotton. Of course, I've been sewing for a long, long time. I bet you get a lot of interest on a great project. I would do it in a heart beat except I have so many to-do's now. Again, congrats on your finish. Thank you very much for participating and I can hardly wait to see your next creation.

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  53. I love the pumpkins. It's all about the vision. I sure need to see it to have one! Love it!

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  54. I would love the pattern for the pumpkin mat.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  55. Love your patterns and can't wait to see the snowmen (my favorite). I love how you made the hexigons for the table mat. Genius, I'd say! Thanks for sharing. bevwalks at aol dot com

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  56. All your hexie projects are great. Would love a pattern for your pumpkin table mat. Will be looking for the magazine where your designs are in. Thanks for the great designs.

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  57. All wonderful projects. I love the little candle mat.

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  58. All your Hexies are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  59. Congrats on being a top pick of the day! Love all of your projects and it's just too hard to decide which one I like the best. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. LOVE the pumpkin mat, totally fabulous!

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  61. I love the pumpkin candle mat. It is so cute and perfect for fall. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and the great designs.

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  62. I love your pumpkin mat! Your runners are just beautiful, too...love those sheep! Thanks for sharing. :O)

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  63. Fantastic designs! I'd love a pattern for the pumpkin mat! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! Thanks also for participating and inspiring us today!

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  64. Love your pumpkins. Would love to see a tutorial on them. Your other Hexie projects are wonderful.

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  65. I really love all of your hexie runners I bet snowmen are cute. The pumpkin mat is so adorable a tutorial would be fun.

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  66. I would love to have the pumpkin candle mat pattern. That is my favorite. Congratulations on a top spot today.

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  68. Great candle mat, love the pumpkins, and a pattern would be wonderful.

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  69. Really love the pumpkins, perfect for fall which is just around the corner. I love all of your hexie projects. well done!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  70. All your projects are so sweet. Thanks for sharing them!

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  71. My favorite pattern is the pumpkin candle mat. Would love a PDF pattern of it! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  72. Your designs are beautiful! My favorite is the Pumpkin candle mat.

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  73. I love the pumpkin candle mat. Very Cute

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  74. Congratulations on being published! Your hexie designs are beautiful!

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  75. Wow I love your projects. I'll have to go to your etsy shop.

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  76. Your hexagon runners are really cute. I especially like the pumpkin one. Your pumpkin candle mat is really cute. I would love to receive a free pattern! Thanks for sharing.

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  77. I love your pumpkin candle mat. A free tutorial would be great! Thank you for sharing your projects and congratulations on being featured in a magazine.

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  78. Love the candle mats. I would like the pattern for the pumkin mat but I like the rose mat also. Thank you for sharing.

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  79. Congrats on your publications. Everything is wonderful. That pumpkin pattern would be a wonderful gift for my coworkers. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  80. These are both great! Since fall is on my mind, I would love to see the pumpkin pattern! Love hexagons and these projects are super!!

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  81. Love that pumpkin mat the best. Congrats for being a top pick for it too.

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  82. I adore the pumpkin mat! So cute, and I am ready to start some fall projects!

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  83. The hexie rose is quite lovely but I love that pumpkin mat as it would be more in keeping with my personal tastes, leaning towards folk art. Congratulations on the publications you have been featured in and will be, LOL. Can't get a jump on the magazine!

    Well done, Elizabeth!

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  84. I'm crazy about your pumpkin table mat - yes a pattern please, I want to make one. Thank you so much.
    Perhaps if Christmas was closer I would choose the flower one - how about both!

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  85. Lovely hexie designs especially the pumpkin mat.

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  86. Love the hexie roses. Very cute.

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  87. You are a hexi queen! Marvelous projects. The pumpkins are such a neat take on hexies and I love how the rose hexi is made.

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  88. Wow, both your projects are awesome! Perfect timing for that cool pumpkin candle mat. I will sure be checking back to see if you post a pattern for it!

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  89. Hiya Elizabeth!!! LOVE those table runners, the sheep look so cute. And yes, I'd love a tutorial for the candle mat. I love making small projects like that. The 'Bed of Hexi-Roses' is just beautiful too. Thanks for sharing. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  90. Your patterns are so cute! I would love the pattern for the candlemat. So simple and yet so elegant! Thanks for sharing.

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  91. I love the hexie sheep! How clever! All your projects are beautiful, though. Thanks for sharing!

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  92. Oh sew pretty! I can't wait to see the snowmen!!!

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  93. Beautiful projects! I love the pumpkin candle mat and would be interested in making one! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  94. Congrats on being published. How cool!! Your pumpkins are so cute. I love your flowers. I love how the stitching from one flower to the next dances!!

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  95. I love any kind of hexes and your pumpkin candle mat. Would love stitching one

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