February Hexies-A-Month Swap

I can’t believe that February is nearly here already!

For February, the ‘special’ fabric theme is LIBERTY FABRICS and the colour theme is RED.

Liberty Fabrics are one of my favourite fabrics and there are so many different prints available. I have a really good variety of Liberty after signing up to a monthly bundle with Westwood Acres but there are so many more that I know I don’t have. I plan on making a cushion cover with the Liberty Hexies from this month’s swap. What will you make with yours?

Here are some wonderful ideas:

hexiesA pouch or bag, this lovely one was created by Where the Orchids Grow.

liberty hexie A cushion cover, this one has been made by A Crafty Fox.

liberty hexie

Or a quilt cover like this beautiful one from Tied With A Ribbon.

Here are the details of the hexie swap:

  • There will be 2 Hexie Swaps per month, one ‘special’ fabric theme and one colour theme.
  • You do not have to participate every month and you do not have to participate in both of the swaps in that particular month.
  • You will be required to send 30 sewn or glue basted 1.5″ hexies per theme per month. 1.5″ is the length of one side of a hexie.
  • It is very important that you post the hexies to me by the 15th of each month, to allow time for me to receive them and to post the hexies out to everyone by the end of the month.
  • Please put the hexies in a ziplock bag along with your name, mailing address and email address.
  • If you are in Australia, please include a pre-paid envelope or satchel. Bubble or plastic envelopes are great as there is no risk of tearing in the mail.
  • If you are international you will be required to pay $7 AUD postage for me to send the swapped hexies back to you.
  • All hexies should be made using quality 100% cotton or cotton/linen blend quilting fabrics.
  • You can have duplicates. The idea of this swap is to use fabrics from your stash.
  • Scale matters, please try and choose prints that will work for hexies, smaller prints work best.
  • I will do my best to swap as fairly as possible, depending on how many people participate and how many different hexies are sent will determine how many there is to swap.

Please fill out this form to participate.

If you are outside of Australia, please click here to pay the postage fee.
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I will send a confirmation email once you have filled out the form.

Please feel free to spread the word about this swap, the more swappers, the larger the variety of hexies. And use the hashtag #hexiesamonthswap or #hexiesamonth on IG.

I look forward to hosting a fun swap with everyone!

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Hexies-A-Month Swap

Do you love hexies and EPP as much as I do? Would you like to expand your hexie collection without purchasing more fabric? Then this swap is for you!

This Hexies-A-Month swap will enable you to have hexies in fabrics that are different from your fabric stash.

 

hexies

 

Here are the Details of the swap:

  • There will be 2 Hexie Swaps per month, one ‘special’ fabric theme and one colour theme.
  • You do not have to participate every month and you do not have to participate in both of the swaps in that particular month.
  • You will be required to send 30 sewn or glue basted 1.5″ hexies per theme per month.
  • It is very important that you post the hexies to me by the 15th of each month, to allow time for me to receive them and to post the hexies out to everyone by the end of the month.
  • Please put the hexies in a ziplock bag along with your name, mailing address and email address.
  • If you are in Australia, please include a pre-paid envelope or satchel. Bubble or plastic envelopes are great as there is no risk of tearing in the mail.
  • There is a participation fee per month which is the same whether you participate in only one or both of the monthly swaps. If you are in Australia it is $3. Alternatively if you located outside of Australia, the fee is $10 AUD  as I will have to pay for postage back to you.
  • If you are international, I will be happy to send your hexies every 2 months to make it more cost effective. I will refund the extra postage cost for the second month if this is the case.
  • All hexies should be made using quality 100% cotton or cotton/linen blend quilting fabrics.
  • You can have duplicates. The idea of this swap is to use fabrics from your stash.
  • Scale matters, please try and choose prints that will work for hexies, smaller prints work best.
  • I will do my best to swap as fairly as possible, depending on how many people participate and how many different hexies are sent will determine how many there is to swap.

For January, the ‘special’ fabric theme is Cotton + Steel and the colour theme is Low Volume. 

Please fill out this form to participate.

 

And please click here if you are in Australia to pay the participation fee.
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Or here if you are outside of Australia. 
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I will send a confirmation email once you have filled out the form and paid.

Please feel free to spread the word about this swap, the more swappers, the larger the variety of hexies. And use the hashtag #hexiesamonthswap or #hexiesamonth on IG.

I look forward to hosting a fun swap with everyone!

Hexie Block Swap

So, another crafty swap that I am currently involved in is a Hexie block swap.

I learnt how to sew hexies last year with the help of a couple of great tutorials. This hexie tutorial from Echinops and Aster and this one from Mommy by day Crafter by night were the most helpful to me.

I am not a great fan of hand-sewing but once I began making hexies, I quickly became addicted to them. I started sewing lots and lots of half inch hexies which I used to make pincushions like these.

Hexiepincushions

After making numerous half inch hexies, I wanted to progress and start a on hexie quilt like so many beautiful ones that I had seen. But I knew it was going to be a very long work in progress! So, a more fun, and probably quicker way to finish one was to join a group swap!

I am participating in a year long swap of diamond block hexies amongst some great ladies that I have met on Facebook. We have set ourselves a target of completing one block a month. Each of us have chosen a particular colour theme for our blocks. My colours are a beautiful combination of orange, aqua, grey and white. Here are just a couple of pics that I found on Pinterest to use as my inspiration.

Orange and aqua Grey and Coral

Here are the three blocks that I have received so far.

blockswapblogI haven’t quite figured out how I am going to combine the blocks for a quilt but this is definitely a wonderful, motivating and interactive way to make one.

And these are the blocks that I have made for monthly partners so far.

myhexieblocksI love random hexies pieced together so am using a different fabric for every hexie in my blocks unless my partner specifies a certain pattern.

I have started making hexies for another quilt using another favourite colour combination of mine, red and navy. I have no doubt that this one will take me quite a while to complete…