Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Time to vote for our themes for the 23rd Hexie Swap!

Since Summer is almost upon us, let’s make it a bit easier to participate in the swap and spend quality time with your friends and family with outdoor activities. Now, we all know that there are plenty of those summer days that either we want to take a break or due to weather that you can make a few hexies here and there. This swap will have three themes, but I will choose one of them.

My theme is “Goop Mélange Stashbusters”, but in 2 ½ to 3”squares! Many have asked for a certain color hexie when swapping out, but since they are already bagged, I'm not taking the time to sort them out just for a few. By swapping out the squares, I can ask for your favorites when swapping out and I will try to accommodate them (such as darks, brights, lights, only florals, reds, etc.). These are for fillers for your larger open area projects. Questions? Just ask!

What will it be like? Washed 2 ½” to 3” squares that meet the Stashbusters guidelines; no more than 10 12 pieces of the same print will be a set. Don't have enough of one print to make 10 12 pieces, use two other prints, but you cannot use them in another set. No minimum to join, but a maximum of 12 10 sets (120 pieces). Just a reminder that we are looking for SMALL prints—larger prints will be returned. Yes, you read this correctly—not finished hexies, just the fabric.
In addition, email me your top TWO theme choices of finished hexies to The poll will stay up until June 9th; the official sign ups begin immediately and ends on June 23rd. In order to give you PLENTY of time, the swap is due in my hand no later than September 10th.

Guidelines would be the same as the previous swaps, but always feel free to contact me if you have any questions on fabrics. You can check out the blog at for past swap guidelines.

The terrific gals at Paperpieces have been kind enough to extend their 20% discount for all merchandise purchased (shipping not included in the discount). Visit their website at

Vote for: (running total of votes will be listed to the right of the theme on the hexie blog):

*Stashbusters prints (like in the 22nd swaps)

*Lt. Neutrals

*Dark Neutrals

*TRUE 1930's repros-no children’s novelties

*TRUE 1930’s repros-only children’s novelties

*TRUE Civil War repros

*Batiks (must prewash your fabrics for this theme, please)

*TOT (tone on tone)

*TRUE black and white prints

*Spring colors (pastel colors)

*Summer colors (bright colors of summer flowers)

*Fall colors (deep reds, maroon, dark oranges, golds, browns, etc.)

*Winter colors (white and blues)

*TRUE red, white and blue prints

*BRIGHT prints

*Small floral prints

*Children's novelty prints

*Novelty prints-not children’s


*Neutrals (black, cream or white)

*TRUE red and white prints

*TRUE blue and white prints

*Shades of blue

*Shades of pink

*Shades of green

*Shades of purple

*Small print polka dots

*Christmas prints

*Shades of Orange

*Shades of Brown

*Shades of Yellow

*WOW (White on White)


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

More Ideas of Hexie Projects from the Web

This is an quilt would make excellent use of all those bright hexies

Looking for a smaller project? Here it is!

This shows the use of three hexie groups

Isn't this adorable? A great use for the shades of red swap!

Super use of the shades of swaps

Love the use of TOT fabrics in this quilt!

The black and white hexies make these multi-colored centers pop

A unique way to sew your hexies

Black & White Hexie Project by Wippys58

Carole (a.k.a. Wippys58) shares with us her current hexie project using B & W/W & B hexies from a previous swap. Can't wait to see your continued progress, Carole!