One Woman’s Scraps …

… are another woman’s hexies, I always say.

One of my fantastic friends online offered some “scraps” to anyone who wanted them. I was, apparently, the first to speak up because she sent them to me! There were some big pieces of fabric in that package, folks. Crafters are some generous people.

Fabric Scraps

I opened the package right away to play with the fabrics but I really had no idea what I planned to do with any of them. Last night, though, it hit me. Hexagons.

There are just so many things you can do with hexagons. So many different sizes and patterns. So many different ways to arrange the colors. Hexagons. They make me happy.

Hexie Hipster CathyHexie Hipster Bag 3And here we have Cathy M, our Assistant Buyer. She, apparently, also really loves hexagons because this is the third Hexie Hipster Bag (A17575) she has made. Her first one is the model we used to go along with the pattern online.

Hexie Hipster Pattern

Don’t you just wish she would make a bag for you, too?

The thing I really would love to do is to make a traditional Grandmother’s Flower Garden (A18167) quilt. And I’ve seen them done all in reds as well as several other colors. Of course, I want to make one of each. Again.

If you’re more into the modern look, we have Hexa Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher (A17622) for ideas and inspiration. And to make the piecing quick and convenient we have packages of pre-cut paper shapes, as well.


Here’s my start on the hexagons made from my friend’s scraps. It’s a small start but you’ve gotta start somewhere, right? So how about it? Are you a hexagon fan, too? Or maybe another shape? Diamonds? Dresden Plates?

I’m looking forward to being able to take a bag of these with me to work on in “down” times. I would love to see what you’ve made using hexagons or some other fun shape. We hope you’ll share and really hope that I have a finished project to share soon, as well!

Until next time,


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3 thoughts on “One Woman’s Scraps …

  1. Grandmother’s Flower Garden is such a beautiful pattern. Recently attended the APS Quilt show in Grand Rapids, MI, and one of the vendors had one on display that was made from the smallest size hexies that I have ever seen. They finished out at 3/4″. The “paths” were all done in white and it was gorgeous!! BTW, I am currently hand quilting one that my Grandmother made before 1950. It’s a big job, but I’m about 1/3 done.

    • That’s wonderful, Ruth! It sounds like a true labor of love, hand quilting your Grandmother’s work. And of course, I, too love to go to quilt shows and see all of the beautiful quilts. Especially hexagons and applique. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one with hexies that small!

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