Hexie Weekend and a Finish!

Before I show you my hexies, here's the lap quilt I made using Jenny Doan's Self Binding Receiving Blanket tutorial.  Go here to read about it.  This one is going to a local Breast Cancer Center. I was wondering if it would work as a rectangle - Jenny made a square one - and yes, it does work as long as you mark those centers. It measures around 38 by 46.  I'll be making more like this one.
I only had about a 5" square of waste using this method.

Here's the back.
It took me about 20 minutes to make not counting washing the flannel so that it would shrink.

Now for Hexies.  I took out that piece Deanna gave me and decided to sew it to the background.
I cut a wide border for around this 20" by 19" group of hexies.

This photo is more true to the colors of the pieces.

I decided to machine applique it to the background using a tiny zig zag
stitch, a 60/8 sharp needle with pale green Invisifil thread and Bottom Line in the bobbin.
So that's it - a finish and progress on one of my hexies.  What have you been working on?  Linky below (this week ends 3/6, Thursday, near midnight). Remember it doesn't have to be hexies. Billie and I like all sorts of projects.  And this week by linking, you're automatically entered in my blog anniversary giveaway.  That post coming up next.
I'm linking to Amanda Jean's Finish it Up Friday, Richard's Link a Finish and TGIFF. Lots of creativity there.


  1. The receiving blanket looks great and its good to see progress on your hexie project. Thanks for linking up.

  2. Loving your hexies....just fabulous! Love the receiving blanket too! Have a great weekend Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

  3. Your hexies always look great! I've been doing the ladder stitch (vs. whip stitch) on my hexies and think they lay down better...flatter. I haven't tried the self binding yet but did watch the tutorial on it. I love getting the tutorials in the mail on Fridays from Missouri Quilt Co.

  4. thanks so much for inviting me to the hexie weekend link up-fun to see what others are making-

  5. such a pretty hexie piece. love green and pink together.

  6. Such a vibrant hexi cover, love the colour mix and smattering of patterned hexis, as if gtheyve been sprinkled on, lovely.
    Right Im about to try and link up .............if Im not there in 10 minutes, I'll be by the bottle of gin in a huff with myself!

  7. LOL how did I manage to link up twice?! And I swear... I haven't been near the gin, yet : )

  8. Congrats on the finish and I love the background you picked for the lovely hexies!

  9. Wow, that hexie quilt is just perfect. I love the hexies and the beautiful background you've chosen. This is going to be a masterpiece.

  10. Love your hexies. I don't have anything even remotely close to a hexie, but I'm linking up with I did have. Love your receiving blanket

  11. Great finish, Angie! Love those hexies!

  12. Angie, I love what you did with the hexie piece. The background works and looks great! And, I'm so glad you've found a wonderful way to use the breast cancer flannel. The self binding quilt is a winner!! And, going for a good cause.


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