Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My Hexies Hopping Here!

Madame Samm and Debby Kratovil are leading the way
to Be A Hexie Queen...thanks to you both!

It's HEXIE time and I hear there are some quilters out there 
who are loving making those hexies.
For me...not so much loving it, but giving it my best shot.

I tried a couple different ways to make hexies and finally gave up
and went the easy way with the a snowball block.
Well....they look like hexies to me!
Okay, so they have eight sides...I must have been hexed and thought
there were six sides. That Other Lady will win the Hexie Queen title for sure.
One of my Monkey Boys has claimed this as his own so it will
"remind me that my birthday is at Thanksgiving."
Of course, if he wants it, he gets it! I'm a sucker for those sweet boys!

I love the little kids in this Alexander Henry "Happy Thanksgiving" fabric.

My quilt with a view.

Britt-Inger from Hill Valley Quilter sent me a hexie pattern based upon a
needle case made by her friend, Karin, but I've never been very good at 
following directions. Karin's was so nice and fancy!

Mine was pretty simple, but I love it with those
Ghastlie ladies and some rhinestones to add some bling.


The inside...
If you're interested in the pattern, stop by her blog to ask about it.

There's a giveaway, of course!
(By the way....Quilt Taffy has Ghastlie fabric!)

The usual giveaway rules..blah, blah, blah
  1. Leave a hex of a comment. 
  2. This one is important! Make sure I can contact you if you're a no-reply blogger. *If you don't get a reply from me, you're a no-reply blogger or something else is screwed-up.
  3. I'll mail it anywhere...yes, even to the other side of the world.
  4. Giveaway ends at 6 p.m. PST on August 28thEntries after 6 p.m. PST on August 28th will not be included in the giveaway.
Check out today's hexie queens and their projects:

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152 comments:

Stacey Napier said...

Cute fussy cuts on your snowball quilt!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Cute! And I agree what those little ones want we give! Love that fabric and the way you fussy cut your hexies.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well, why not a snowball as a Hex - same principle and look - and much easier to make! I have some of the New Ghastlies - just love it, but those characters are so large I don't want to cut into them.

suemac said...

The ghastlie needle case is the cutest needle case I have seen.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Cute hexie balls...oh, I meant snowballs...no, I meant hexies...ok, you know what I meant! And the Ghastlie needlecase???? Oh.I.Want.Because.I.Love.It.So.Much! (hmmm...figured if it worked for the monkey boys...maybe it would work for me)
Seriously...TOO CUTE!!!!!

Katherine said...

Oh, I love your quilt! Brilliant idea to use snowball blocks and fussy cut them. Your needlecase is a charmer, Carol.

You are a Hexie Queen! (I think we all are, don't you, for giving hexies a whirl? ;o)

Britt-Inger said...

Carol you are a clever lady and that quilt is just awesome. I could understand that your little grandson claim it as his own. And the needle case is sew awesome. I love it. I maybe should shop some Ghastlies too from the country over there as the Swedish shops don´t have that kind of fabric.
Have a great day

Theresa said...

I think your snowball quilt is cute.

Madame Samm said...

Welllllllll look what "that other lady" has got to say today....what a treat and such a surprise to me...
and all the time you said you had nothing special...
YOU are the special in that statement...LOVE LOVE LOVE the hexie thanksgiving and that ghastlie whatever ohhhh boy, even with the frog attachment..pretty impressive...you may have won....wink

Martina said...

That is a great quilt and such a good idea! Love the needlecase too, very cute!

Anita said...

The hexie purses are cute but the Thanksgiving quilt is my fave! We have four birthdays around thanksgiving here, so we'd all be fighting for it :)

Vickie said...

Wowzer ! That quilt is gorgeous and so is the view behind it. Lucky Monkey Boy ! Cute needle keep...it's simply Ghastlie !

Heleen Groot said...

Your monkey is absolutely right to claim this quilt! It is gorgeous. I love the little needlebook too. I still have some ghastly fabric floating around....mmmmmm!

Vera said...

Pretty cool quilt and that Ghastlie ladies are just perfect! Love it.

Suze said...

Looks like hexies to me. I adore the way you fussy cut to get the scene in the hexie. I was asking my daughter if she would like for me to cross stitch a given pattern for her 2 year old's room. The seven year old said, "I want one, too!" So, I'd better get stitching so I can have two done by Christmas. It's a good thing they don't see their cousin (my other grandson). They live two states away. If they were closer, I'd have to make THREE. The needle case is adorable and as always you did a superb job. Thanks for always participating, sharing clever and creative ideas, and inspiring me.

S Walker said...

What a charming little Thanksgiving quilt, and how clever to find a simple way to do hexies. Love the little needlebook. swalker287(at)gmail(dot)com.

ruthsplace said...

The needle book if really cute. I love the view in the background of the quilt photo.

Mara said...

The snowballs totally look like hexies wouldn't have know the difference if you didn't say anything, love the scenery.

Qltr89 said...

You are right, snowball blocks do look like hexagon blocks. Remember the fabric collection called Hunky Dory by Moda? It came with a free quilt pattern of snowball blocks. I made one following the pattern to the tee. I posted it on flickr here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tutu-qltr/8754335181/in/photostream

Thank you for sharing your quilts and other projects. I have to make one of those needle keepers one day.

Sharon said...

I like the snowball block for hexies too...but then again hexies is a new avenue for me. I love the ghastlie pin keepers...very cute.

Gill said...

I love your 'hexie' quilt Carol!
I haven't seen the ghastlie fabric in red before - I love it!
Thanks for sharing!

charlotte said...

I love your snowball quilt Carol. I can see why your monkey boy wanted it. You did a great job and I too love the new holiday Ghastlies fabrics.

QuiltSue said...

Perhaps hexies made from snowballs are snexies? Whatever they are, the quilt is great.

KaHolly said...

Just love that quilt! Who wouldn't claim it as their own?

Frances Campbell said...

Now that is my style - a snowball hexie quilt. Cute.

Susan said...

They look like hexies to me too!

JoyceLM said...

Love the picture of your hexie/snowball quilt with the desert in the background - very striking. Thanks.

Denise Russell said...

What a great quilt! My boys would be fighting for it, no doubt... Cute needle case - that's it, I will have to make one, too! :-)

Nati said...

Really cute, thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

gtcoursey said...

I love the way you fussy cut your blocks. I also need to try the snowball quilt. Thanks

Heidi [Grizz-n-Dove] said...

Very cute fabric in the quilt.. no wonder it's already claimed!

Julie in GA said...

I love the hexie needle case!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I think it's a great idea to do snowballs for your hexis! Those needle case is really cute.

Jeanie said...

Snowballs are absolutely hexies! Love the Thanksgiving quilt. And who doesn't love anything made with Ghastlie fabric?! Cute needle case with some great faces. Thanks for sharing!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Carol; your hexie quilt is wonderful! I love the fussy cut fabrics. And your sewing kit is great too.

Marla's Crafts said...

Love the hexie quilt. Boys am I getting lots a ideas from this hop. Thanks for all you do.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

For nor liking hexies so much...you knock it out of the park. Love the Ghastlies!

Dorian said...

What a darling quilt. LOL,apparently snowball blocks look like hexies to me too, considering that's what I was calling them in MY post... I just realized this morning that the inspiration for my project was a snowball block :) LOL

Sherry said...

Such a cute little needle case. And the quilt is great. How clever you are to make the snowball. I won't tell it's not a that other kind of hexie.

StitchinByTheLake said...

No wonder he claimed that quilt so quickly...it's adorable! Blessings, Marlene

Margaret said...

The quilt is awesome. Of course it is orange and that is my favorite color. The needle case is super cute with that Ghastley on the front. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Well, hexies are hexies, aren't they, it does not matter if sewn by hand or by machine :-)
I like the colours choice of your quilt!

Michele T said...

Beautiful quilt and gorgeous view!!! I need a ghastlie needle keep - too cute!!

Just Quilt It said...

You are right--the snowball pattern does resemble the hexie--great quilt. I love the fabrics. As always, you have done a beautiful job! The needle cases are really cute--I'm going to try one.

Linda said...

How adorable! I LOVE Alexnder Henry fabrics! I'll have to check into that Thanksgiving line. Your quilt and needlecase are really wonderful!

beaquilter said...

nice project, love the large hexagon blocks

EmileeHope said...

Such a cute quilt, someday I want to get around to making quilts for all the holidays!
(amelialoveskat(at)yahoo(dot)com)

giddy99 said...

Wow, the snowballs do look like hexies! Very clever! And those needle books are TOO CUTE!

Tanyia said...

Thanks for the chance, Ms Carol :) I had to lol at your octagons being hexies teehee, but none of us care, it is too pretty! It is so cute when the little ones really feel one of our creations and snatch it as their own, isn't it?! Makes me feel loved and important every darn time! Thanks for the chance, btw!

Mystica said...

Thanks for the post and the giveaway.

mystica123athotmaildotcom

patchouli moon studio said...

The snowball quilt is great Carol. Not really a hexie, but it is an octie, lol, since the snowball is 8-sided not 6-sided. Still close enough, huh? And yes so much easier to piece! Your Ghastlie needle case is cute too.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Now your talking. I never though about snowballs looking like hexies. I might be able to do that one! LOL!! Love those ghastly needle cases! My favorite line of fabric! :-)

Bonnie58 said...

You're so cute. I Love your hexie's They're great. Thanks so much for sharing.

evelyn said...

LOVE the snowball quilt and the Thanksgiving fabric. Really thinking outside the box! Perfect fussy cuts for the needle cases-those ladies expressions do look like they have a needle stuck...LOL

PK Sews said...

I loved your post! The quilt is beautiful and provides a great idea for using theme fabric. And I'm definitely going to make the needle case. Your ghastlie lady made me laugh out loud. What a wonderful use of fabric! Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

I love the idea of snowballs as hexies. Really creative. Thanks for sharing

Beth said...

Love your quilt & needle case! I just may have to try my luck with some hexies. Thanks for sharin.

Stephanie said...

I love your projects super cute. Fussy cut hexies WOW!

Needled Mom said...

I love the hexies! The AH fabric is perfect for the quilt and who doesn't love those Ghastlies?

Gina said...

I love snowball blocks and your quilt is fantastic! Ghastlies are fun! The needle case is adorable! The view behind the quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love your quilt!!!!!!

Vivian said...

Love the quilt, the orange makes it pop and the ghastleys. I am surprised people still have the fabric. Thanks.

Sunshine Girl said...

What a spectacular view you look out upon there! I love your quilt - I can see why one of your monkeys nabbed it quick! Love the ghastly needle holder too.

WoolenSails said...

Those are so fun, love how you fussy cut them and the quilt you made with them.

Debbie

DeborahGun said...

Lovely hexie-snowball quilt :-)

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

OH I love the needle case, I am going to make a few for gifts...and your quilt is wonderful...(of course I have never seen a quilt I didn't think was great...I think that if someone takes the time to make one, it deserves admiration.) Love the Thanksgiving fabrics, too. I am sure your 'monkey boy' will love it to pieces.

Rachel said...

I like your snowball quilt. And I wouldn't have noticed they weren't hexies if you didn't point it out. Perhaps I need to return my math degree. :)

barb said...

love you snowball quilt! you are so talented, keep up the great work. babscorbitt at gmail. com

Quilting Tangent said...

Your Thanksgiving Quilt is very cute.

Jodi said...

I am not normally one for the Ghastlies fabrics but you made something from them I really like. Your little needle case is beautiful and I love the little bling hair detail you added.

feltfree på Åsly said...

So cute. It is really awesome.

Scrapatches said...

Your projects and photos are "hexilerating" ! I love the Thanksgiving quilt! I love this holiday ... and I have a son whose birthday often falls on the day or so before this fine holiday. Now I need to make a Thanksgiving quilt. I have some fabric that would look nice in this snowball pattern. Now to find the time to sew ... ;) Pat

Rebecca said...

Hummm
I have a stack of blue that won't quit..Love the fussey cutting

apple blossom said...

lovely quilt and needle case

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

jan said...

Ok I thought snowballs were hexies too - not really - but they do look like hexies and that is what counts! Right-o then - I love that fabric - Gotta see if I can find some of that and The Ghastlies - I still have to get some of that - ONLY YOU could put Ghastlies and Sweet Thanksgiving Children together in the same post and make it work! I love those needlecases.
xo Jan

Amy said...

And you said you didn't do anything that big. Really? That other lady said you might be stretching the truth. Hmmmmm! I think she was right. As always, just love your fussy cut quilt and the needle case is a ghast!

madebymeinred said...

Your needlecase is so sweet! The quilt is darling. Monkey bpys will like ie. Great, great photo shot!

KT said...

love that coin purse!

Lorene Holbrook said...

love those hexies! I think my fav is the little needle holder. but everything was very creative! thanks for the chance.

Kathy L said...

Love your needle case. Thanks for the chance to win.

JanesQuilting said...

Your quilt is adorable...I love the view, WOW! And the needle case...what a great idea!

rachael ann said...

I couldnt understand what you would need a needle book for until I started making hexies. Now I know. I love the needle book. Thats what I would make with fabric from a GC. Thanks JLMQ!

Unknown said...

You have used such cute fabrics! Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Shauna said...

So cute, I love your how you fussy cut those hexie, great job!!!!

Sharla Trueblood said...

awesome projects, love that quilt so so cute

Linda J said...

maybe we need to have an octagon challenge next and you can do hexies then? What a cool quilt. What a wonderful view!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol-love your quilt with the vintage-looking hexies and your needle books are very clever. They'd make great gifts! I'm a Thanksgiving baby too. Thanks for sharing.

lefuntz said...

I love your octies quilt. No wonder your monkey boy has claimed it. And your needle case is ghastly, in a good way!

Vicki H said...

I love the needle case and those thanksgiving prints made a very cute quilt.

Lou said...

Never thought of the snowball block as a hexie... awesome!!!!
Love teh quilt!

Debbie said...

I like the needle case. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Carla said...

Well, I love snowballs almost as much as I love hexies. What a fun, bright quilt. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

I love the Ghastlie needle book!

Katie M. said...

being an AZ girl - I really love your background for your quilt photo! Cute, cute the needle keeper. Thanks for sharing..

KTMae said...

The snowball is super cute.Might have to make one.

fenna said...

I like the fussy cuts you did!

Lise said...

I love your quilt with the fussy cut!

maggie said...

I just LOVE the fabric that you used for your hexie aka snowball quilt! I am so enjoying this blog hop!
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Kwilt Krazy said...

That fabric is sew cute! I think your balls look good :/ I mean Hexies ha ha. The lady on the needle case, I think that's what I will look like in a few more years LOL

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I like your hexie quilt. The fussy cuts are really cute. Thanks for sharing.

Joye with an e said...

Cute quilt and I can see why a little Thanksgiving boy would want it!

Janarama said...

The Thanksgiving quilt looks fantastic! Your needle case is adorable. You always take such great pictures.

BizyStitches said...

I don't care how many sides your shape has, I love the quilt. Thanks for sharing all your pictures.

Angelia Lanouette said...

Your snowball hexie quilt is perfect and I love the Alexander Henry print. I don't know why I haven't made a needlebook yet but I am now. Thank you!! anglanouette at gmail dot com

legato1958 said...

Love your quilt and your needle cases!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Beverly Atkins said...

I love your needle cases - so much PERSONALITY. But don't tell that other lady I said so!

bevwalks at aol com

nanror said...

I Love the needle case idea! How creaitve! That would be a great stocking stuffer gift!

Debby said...

Whew! I really thought you couldn't add the number of sides to your blocks. At least you know they are octagons. We both know they aren't squares. What's a few extra sides, huh? Ha ha. And I love that little Ghastlie needle case, but that lady is really scary. Don't take that into a dark room - you may never get back out! Thanks for sharing today!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wonderful quilt, lovely fabrics and the pictures are so beautiful, especially the one with the wiev.
Thanks for sharing Carol!

Lisa said...

I think I'm falling in love with the Ghastlies!

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely quilt with a fantastic view :-).
I love your needlebook with the 'ghastly' lady. I never saw that fabric over here (Netherlands) but I sooooo love it so I beter put my glasses on and start searching LOL.
Dutch greetings,
Dea

Carrie P. said...

what a fun quilt you made. Love the landscape photos. well done.

Anita said...

Your Monkey boys are gonna love the quilt! Your needle book is adorable! Great choice of fabric!

gwen Parker said...

Greetings, I am new to quilting, my mom has reeled me in!! She also introduced me to blog hops! wow at the info!! Your work is beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

Thanks for sharing! Thanks for the giveaway- hope to win to help me get started!

Gwen

Tami C said...

I don't think it matters if they are 8 sided, the Happy Thanksgiving blocks look like hexes ad are just adorable. I'm not real good with hexies so I'm thinking about getting one of those 5" Half Hexagon Template that is great to use on charm packs and jelly rolls!

Linda said...

HI! HEXIES ARE TOO CUTE+I THINK THEY ARE ADDITIVE! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Julia Plunkett said...

Great quilt, love that fussy cutting! Ghastlie needle case is superb!

lauraluvsloons said...

I like your needle case. Hexies are perfect for fussy cutting like you did. Can we give octagons a special nickname like oxies? Your snowballs are very cute.

Melissa said...

I love your quilt! The fabric is so fun and you did a lovely job with the fussy cutting!

quiltmania said...

Giving it your best, is pretty darn cute. Love the needle case as well!

sandra said...

Carol I haven't tried hexies yet but have a feeling I might be like you but I lived the way you solved it with the big hexies
(Wink ,Wink). The quilt is adorable no wonder your grandson fell in love with it and love the fabric. Your needle case in the ghastlie print is cute, I have to get me some of that.

Renea said...

Love the print of your quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

ShirleyC said...

I've always loved that Thanksgiving fabric, but I've never used it for anything. Your quilt is so pretty! I know it will be well loved, and I also love the view.

barbara woods said...

Thanks for the giveaway

Beverly said...

The view! Oh, the view! I hope your quilt enjoyed it! I sure did...

Rhonda D. said...

Love your hexie needle case! Thanks for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Teresa in Music City said...

Of course I love your "hexie" quilt! It's your quilt and you can call it whatever you want :*) Thanks for sharing the needle cases - they are adorable and quite fun!!!

Emily C said...

lovely quilt. I love those thanksgiving children too, so cute.

Josie McRazie said...

Well you were just giving a nod to the poor forgotten Octagon! The poor thing PROBABLY feels VERY left out! I love the quilt! (but I love the Ghastlies the best! LOL)

Beth Strand said...

Ah, I'm always so glad I'm not the only one with geometry issues! Who knows how many sides I might have had if I didn't buy precut hexie papers? Beautiful project! pbstrand@msn.com

Judy B said...

Running a bit behind schedule! Love your darling quilt and needle case. Had to count sides many times, LOL!

Robin said...

Your projects are great! I love those ghastlie cases. Hahaha, on your eight sided hexies! More sides for your buck!

Corrie said...

Wow, you work quick, those are both new new fabrics. Super cute, love them both!

DeAnna S. said...

Nice projects. The view is awesome too!

Carol said...

I love your quilt, even if it is octagons--and the way you fussy-cut the shapes is great. Love the little needle book too. Must make some for my quilting buddies. Thanks!

Charlene S said...

Octagons are fun too! Your work is awesome as usual.

marie-christine Rochette said...

At first i thought it was hexie ! very funny and this quilt is very nice with snowball !
marie mcphi05@yahoo.fr

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I'm playing catchup on the hop. Your Thanksgiving quilt is so cute! I'm not sure I would have noticed the 8sides if it hadn't been pointed out, hehe. I love, love the Ghastlies! The needlecase is a must have! Thanks for sharing, awesome job!

Thank you and Quilt Taffy for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

tink's mom said...

Octogon, Hexigon what's the difference, just a couple of sides between friends. An octogon is just a Hexigon that keeps on giving. Love the quilt and the needle cases. Great job.

Kathleen said...

I love your quilt....and the needle case....love that fabric...

Nancy said...

Thanks for your post. The quilt is great and the view is spectacular. I like sewing hexies by hand.

Lisa said...

I love you needlebook but I also love the Ghastlies so much fun!

Patty D from NC said...

Fun quilt, beautiful setting.

Anonymous said...

Hiya Carol!!! What a cute "hexie" quilt. Lol. I give you an A+ for participating. I love your little Ghastlie needle case. It's so cute! Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

LJ said...

I just discovered that I'd 'lost' Thursday posts!! Darn, I hate when that happens. With hexs going around, I would have thought your quilt might have magically changed into true hexies!! lol It's still a lovely quilt and the needlebook - perfectly halloweenish!

Fiesta said...

Your project is not only unique but creative and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

Mhairi said...

Love the hexed hexies in the snowball quilt!!
I also am totally loving your ghastlie hexie needle saver. It is brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations.

Shannon said...

I love your fabric for that quilt. So cute. The quilt is great!! You did a fine job!!

Lesley said...

Great projects, Carol. Love the quilt and how you fussy cut the centers...the little monkey boy is pretty lucky to be the recipient!

Sarah said...

LOL - sew what if it's 8 sided because it's adorable. The needle case would make nice Christmas gifts - thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

I enjoyed seeing your Thanksgiving quilt, even if it isn't a hexie.

Sharon said...

I love Hexies Cute fussy cuts on the snowballs The needle case is the best I have seen