August 27, 2013

Blog Hop and Giveaway

My day is finally here! Welcome to the Be a Hexie Queen Blog hop hosted by Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt, and cheered by Debby Kratovil.  Without delay, here are my projects:

Serendipity brought this wall hanging to life. I had been working on hexies with no particular project in mind when I heard about the blog hop. I signed up and started to think about what to do. 
So, I grabbed a piece of white fabric, ric rac, made some yo-yos... I embroidered in between the hexies to emphasize the 'petals', added a scrappy border and quilted away, doodling all over the quilt.

Then, not wanting this wall hanging to be an 'orphan', I made a giant pincushion...

... by using blanket stitch to machine applique another hexie flower onto beautiful red wool, added a pearl to the middle of the yo-yo, and surrounded the whole thing with more ric-rac.

With a few more hexies leftover, I made my final project:


 A hexie coin purse. This time I made a piece of 'fabric' with the hexies by zigzagging them together, added batting and ...

... handstitched the hardware on. This is the back side. The purse is lined with the same red fabric featured on the wall hanging.

It has been fun being a Hexie Queen for a day! I already know who will get these three matching projects this coming Christmas, and I hope she likes them!

Now for the giveaway: [giveaway now closed]

One lucky winner will receive a fat quarter bundle, a pattern, and - courtesy of Aurifil - a sample pack of threads!

Here are the details:

1. Leave a comment on this post.

Note: If you are a no-reply blogger - or you are not sure - you may want to include your e-mail address on your comment, using words such as 'at' and 'dot' in place of the usual symbols (this way you will not get spam email, and I will be able to reach you in case you are the winner!)

2. Bonus: leave me another comment telling me you are a follower, for an extra entry!

This giveaway will close tomorrow, August 28, at 5 pm. The randomly chosen winner will be announced on Thursday, August 29, here at this blog. I will ship internationally, too!

Don't forget to visit the other Hexie Queens. Here is the schedule for today:

Tuesday, August 27
   
  

Pieced Brain  (you are here!)
   
   
   
   
   
   
  



Happy Hopping!!!



275 comments:

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DeborahGun said...

Love your wallhanging - it is so pretty :-)

DeborahGun said...

I follow you on Bloglovin!

Lindsay Rodems said...

Love your coin purse! The combination of hexies and zig zags are too cute! Lindsayrodems at gmail dot com

Lindsay Rodems said...

I also follow you on Bloglovin!

Lia*s Handmades said...

The hexie coin purse is my favourite, it's so cute. I've not really made a hexie project yet, not had the patience. But all the things you can make with them are so nice!

Lia*s Handmades said...

I'm one of your happy followers by the way :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Lia*s Handmades said...

The hexie coin purse is my favourite, it's so cute. I've not really made a hexie project yet, not had the patience. But all the things you can make with them are so nice!

Vicki H said...

I love all your projects. Am I on your Christmas list?

Vicki H said...

Yes, I am a happy follower.

Gill said...

I love all your projects - my favourite colours!!
Thanks for sharing!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

apple blossom said...

love your wall hanging, pin cushion and coin purse. lovely work.
thanks for the giveaway also.

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love the aqua and red combo- your workmanship is pure artistry!

apple blossom said...

oops forgot to mention I'm a follower too

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Am a new follower

mabear said...

I'm a follower.

Linda said...

Great projects!

mabear said...

I love the flowers and flowerpots! Thanks

Linda said...

I'm a new follower!

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

Very pretty flowers!!

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

A new follower on bloglovin

pbs.seams said...

Gorgeous projects and the colors are perfect.

Jeana said...

Oh thanks for the chance - I love hexies!

Madame Samm said...

oh my oh my...you would have certainly been in the tops today..your hexies are perfection...wow....
darn it to heck, but soooo pleased you are up...you did wonderful projects

Britt-Inger said...

I love your projects, they are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Britt-Inger said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win

Julie said...

Love all the projects and the wall hanging is adorable :)

Julie said...

I am a follower by email. Thanks

Michele T said...

Love all your creations - lovely each one!! And thanks for such a generous giveaway - wow! Crossing my fingers!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Love Hexies!

Michele T said...

I follow your blog via Bloglovin' - thanks for an extra chance to win!!

Teresa F. said...

I'm an "hexieolic", your projects are awesome, love the giant pincushion.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

what gorgeous Hexi projects...you really are a "Hexi Queen"! thanks for a chance to win your fabulous giveaway.

CaroleM said...

okay, so funny story - that pattern you are giving away. When I was 1st learning how to quilt I wanted to make a quilt for my Mom, so I took her to the fabric store and said pick something out - and that's the one she picked out! We didn't get it because we felt it was too complicated for a new quilter, but funny to see it pop up again :)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance. :)

Teresa F. said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

patchouli moon studio said...

You have such a great assortment of hexie projects. Cute yo-yo centers.

Rosa said...

Love all your hexies projects.The coins caught my eye!

Rosa said...

I do follow.Thanks for the giveaway!!

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

Hello from Minnesota. Great finishes! I just made a little hexagon trivet and now I'm so ready for more six-sided goodness!

MissEnota aka Kristin S. said...

I'm a follower too.

Anita said...

Great projects! Love your fabric choice. Thanks for sharing!

Anita said...

I'm a follower too!

Mary Ann said...

This is my very favorite color way, sew I LOVE your projects. Also admiring your bravery to start and then be creative as you went along, using all the fabric very successfully. Beautiful!!

Sunnybec said...

Love your projects, especially the hexie flowers, I have loads made up, keep kidding myself I am going to make a quilt with them.... maybe one day. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sunnybec said...

I follow you

Mary Ann said...

I've been your follower.

Lisa Cox said...

How pretty! I haven't tried hexies before. Kinda chicken, LOL
Maybe I will one day.

Scrapatches said...

Sew sweet! I really like all the lovely little details with the yo-yo, pearl, rick rack. The pincushion is adorable. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the chance to win ... :) Pat

Lisa Cox said...

I follow via email

Scrapatches said...

Cute coin purse! I am a happy follower ... :) Pat

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

How did I miss you this morning? Thanks for emailing me. Your projects are wonderful!! Appreciate the giveaway

paulette said...

Gorgeous Hexie Projects!! Thanks for sharing...and thanks for the chance to win your wonderful and generous give away!!
Paulette

Christie S. said...

I've never tried hexies. Love the cute coin purse.

Christie S. said...

I'm a follower too.

Vickie said...

Beautiful ! I'm so glad you shared your wonderful creativity Denise !

Teresa in Music City said...

SUCH cute projects!! My favorite is the coin purse - love the zig-zag bling look! :*)

Teresa in Music City said...

I am a happy follower and would love to win that fun giveaway package!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I am a follower on email...yessewingisfun at yahoo dot com

Connie said...

What precious flowers Denise and so many cute projects! Love the coin purse!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

So if you click on my name in comments list do you get to my gmail address? Just in case here is my yahoo addy: yessewingisfun at yahoo dot com. Thanks for joining the hop. the recipient of your projects is one lucky lady!

Connie said...

I am a follower, thanks!

Lisa Marie said...

Cute projects! I haven't gotten into hexies yet, but this hop has me interested.

Quilter Kathy said...

Such beautiful projects...love the colours you used and the creative ideas that you came up with.
The flowers are my fave!
And what a generous giveaway!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

LynCC said...

Wow, Denise - this is a great set of projects! Love that floral shot of the wool pincushion. :)

LynCC said...

And I am a follower :)

Stephanie said...

I love the bright fabric in your projects so cute! Great giveaway also thanks.

Stephanie said...

I am a follower

Beth said...

Love the pincushion! I am working on a hexie table runner. They kind of ask to be flowers don't they?

Beth said...

I am a follower!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love your bright sunny flowers! Beautiful fabric choices....blessings, marlene

StitchinByTheLake said...

And of course I'm a follower. :) blessings, marlene

Mary said...

What cute projects. Love the wallhanging.

Bonnie58 said...

Love your hexie's. They are great. Thanks so much for sharing

Beth Strand said...

Wonderful! I was just thinking of adding some hexie flowers to a UFO...I love when Piecing Brains think alike! pbstrand@msn.com (aka Beth at Words & Stitches!)

Beth Strand said...

Oh, and I'm following you on Bloglovin!pbstrand@msn.com

tubakk said...

What a sweet wall hanging. I love the way you put the colours together.

Missy Shay said...

I love your wall hanging and quilted it!
missysaprons.gmail.com

Mara said...

Love matching projects, what a great treat for your friend.

SIMPLESEW said...

Beautiful projects

SIMPLESEW said...

follower

tubakk said...

Yippi, I'm your follower too, Blogloving.

Mary said...

Following you on Blogloving.

Margaret said...

Thank you for sharing your very beautiful ideas. I am loving this blog hop.

Margaret said...

I follow via bloglovin

Pippa Parsons said...

ohhhh I love the wallhanging, would it be ok if I stole the idea ??? it's fab and I'm like you got some hexi's hanging around and always have a yo yo in the making, the ric rac is genius.

Pippa Parsons said...

Im a follower on GFC

suemac said...

I have to say that the pincushion is my favorite although they are all cute.

Heleen Groot said...

I love your flowers. They look absolutely gorgeous. You pin cushion is adorable. Who has enough pin cushion anyway? I might try that one myself. The coin purse is darling too. Well done you!

jan said...

Your projects are sew very cute! Love them all! xo jan

jan said...

I am a follower through email too. xo jan

Brandy Pettit said...

I really like the giant pincushion, but am also amazed with the rickrack stems you made, that is ingenious. Thank you for sharing your ideas!
~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

Reb Thack said...

Love the colors on your hexie flowers! You've got a great eye.

Reb Thack said...

I follow you via email.

Nanbon44 said...

I am a follower of your blog

Amy said...

All your Hexie projects are simply gorgeous! Love them all!!

Nanbon44 said...

love the flower wall hanging and the pincushion..

Amy said...

I already follow! ;)

Nancy M. said...

Those little purses are the cutest.

Nancy M. said...

I am a follower

MooseStash Quilting said...

Looks like someone has been having too much fun with hexies. Love it!

MoeWest said...

Your hexie projects are all so pretty in my favourite combo of red and aqua!

MoeWest said...

I'm a follower ;-)

Diane H said...

Wonderful to find your lovely blog. Your hexie projects are adorable.

Diane H said...

I am a new follower via email. (laura84watt)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

A lovely trio of makes!

Tammy said...

Following via email. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Tammy said...

I love them all. The wall hanging is my most fave of the 3 you created. Love the fabrics you used. It is absolutely stunning.

rachael ann said...

The quilt with the hexagon flowers is so cute! However, I think the purse is my favorite. I love functional projects. Thanks Denise for the giveaway.

Lou said...

Great projects! Esp love the rick rack stems:) Too cute!!!!!

Lou said...

I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom:)

Susan said...

I love your wall hanging! I have never made a hexagon quilt but love them! I may have to start out with a small project like yours! I also like the extra touch of a yo yo in the center

Susan said...

I am a follower

Lisa said...

Love your hexie project, I'm a big fan of red so this is really pretty to me!
What a great giveaway to!

Anya said...

How wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

Needled Mom said...

I love the flowers!! Your projects are so cute and will make great gifts.

Needled Mom said...

I am a follower.

Beverly Atkins said...

I love the long coin purse and the fabric you used. I have a soft spot for pincushions and love yours. Thanks for sharing and what an amazing giveaway!

bevwalks at aol dot com

Sandy said...

Adorable projects. Lucky gal to receive all of that...the long coin purse is darling. Thanks for sharing with us.

Joy said...

I love your trio. Yo yo's and hexies go so well together. I hadn't thought of that. What a lovely Christmas gift.

Joy said...

I'm a new follower and quilter and I'm really loving your blog.

Kathy H said...

Very cute projects. I love those purses with those clasp closures. I also have finally realized using ricrac for stems is easier and cuter than making my own! Thanks for sharing.

Kathy H said...

I follow through email.

Cathy's Chatter said...

Oh, very clever! Three projects - I think that makes you a hexi queen! One of these days, I will need to try my hand at a pin cushion. Yours sure is cute! Thanks for sharing.

Cathy's Chatter said...

I am a new follower.

barb said...

i love all your projects! keep up the great work. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

barb said...

i am a new follower via email babscorbitt at gmail dot com

Deb said...

I love your pincushion....so neat. What a cute idea to put a yo-yo in the middle and embroider the petals. Love it!

Jennifer Gail said...

Good job:)

Deb said...

I follow via e-mail.

barbara woods said...

Great job

barbara woods said...

Follow by e mail

Mary said...

Following you on Blogloving.

Mary said...

What cute projects. Love the wallhanging.

Jennifer Gail said...

I follow you .

Moneik said...

Very cute projects. Hexies just make fabric come to life.

Moneik said...

I follow on Bloglovin'

Anonymous said...

I like all your projects, especially the little hexie purse.

senstrings at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I follow you by email.

senstrings at yahoo dot com

Carolyn said...

Love your hexie projects. Thanks for a chance to win your fab prizes!

Carolyn said...

I follow you by email.

Kathy L said...

Cute projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Quilting Tangent said...

I like you circle flower quilt on the top of your page.

Quilting Tangent said...

I follow with bloglovin'.

Cheryl said...

The colors, the blanket stitch, rick-rack, and yo-yos really take these projects over the top with cuteness!

Mel Hopes said...

Denise! I have been waiting all week for your post and you certainly did not disappoint (because you never do)!!!!! Love love your projects and since I started following the hop last week I have totally been HEXED!!!!!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us. All the little details that you do sure make your projects awesome. Just like the creator of them.

Love you friend!

Mel Hopes said...

My second comment is that you know I totally follow you. You are my inspiration. I will be posting about my hexation on my blog soon!

M

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Gorgeous work well done! I am loving the flowers - so clever! amycav at hotmail dot com

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Yay I am a follower through GFC. A great stop on the hexie hop!!!

Dawn said...

Such cute projects! I especially love the pin cushion! Thanks for sharing and thanks for a terrific giveaway! :)
gladystan dot dawn at gmail dot come

Dawn said...

I follow you via email :)
gladystan dot dawn at gmail dot come

Barbara O. said...

These are cute projects, I really like the pincushion and the pouch. Zigzagging the hexies is a great idea!
Thanks for the chance!

Barbara O. said...

I follow you on Bloglovin.

delaineelliott said...

I love all of your projects, but especially the red hexi bowl. Very pretty!

dbelliott@outlook.com

Kathy LeBlanc said...

I just started a small hexi project of my own. I am loving it. I am inspired by your cute projects.

Just Quilt It said...

Really cute projects. I love your flowers and flower pot. I made a tumbling flower pot out of the Quilter's Newsletter this summer--well, I have made several of those--and thought the hexies would make a great flower for that pattern. I can tell by yours that I was right. Also, I love the pincushion--you can never have too many--and the coin purse! Thanks for having a give-away!

Kathy LeBlanc said...

I subscribe to your emails.

Just Quilt It said...

I follow on bloglovin.

Debbie said...

I love your little coin purse! Thanks so much for your giveaway!

Debbie said...

I follow via RSS. Thanks!

delaineelliott said...

I am a follower!

dbelliott@outlook.com

Madeleine said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love your wall hanging. Those colors are gorgeous!

Pat V. said...

Your wall hanging is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Very cute pincushion! Working on a hexie project myself. Will have to keep this in mind for the leftovers. Thanks for the giveaway!

CharlotteT said...

I enjoyed your projects. That is a wonderful pin cushion!

Geta Grama said...

Love all your hexy projects, Denise. Beautiful color palette, hard to choose a favorite. Thank you for sharing.

sandyandcosmo said...

I love your wall hanging, it just makes me feel happy! Thanks for the giveaway.

sandyandcosmo said...

I'm a follower!

madebymeinred said...

Amazing hexies! Like the colors.

sandra said...

I love all of your projects they are all very cute and the fabrics are fabulous. I will just have to learn how to make hexies.

smithcindyk said...

I especially love the pillow. Those are great! I would like to win the give-a-way because today is my 36th anniversary and I'm sure my hubby will give me only his usual "happy anniversary" :)

smithcindyk said...

I am a follower.

PJ said...

ooooh I love these hexie projects. They look like so much fun to make.

PJ said...

I'm a new follower! Great blog.

Bailey said...

I like how you emphasized the petals with embroidery

Hilachas said...

Lovely projects you've completed. Love your flowers. Thanks for the opportunity to win your generous giveaway.

Hilachas said...

I follow you via email. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

Joyce Carter said...

Denise, your projects are so gorgeous! I really like the flowers with the addition of the yo-yo's. Haven't thought of this. Someone will be very happy at Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway.

Liz - Moments said...

Super cute wallhanging !!!

Sharon said...

Hi Denise I am really enjoying your hexie projects...the quilt is wonderful and very colorful...I really, really like the coin purse how clever and the pillow just wonderful. You are a hexie queen today....

Sharon said...

And yes I follow you thru GFC and bloglovin'....I would have gotten here sooner but my dh birthday is tomorrow so I had to prepare.....lol

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I love your wall hanging. So cute. Thank you for sharing. I love the flowers.. You are so creative.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I signed up to follow you by e-mail.

Debby said...

Just so lovely! To take that hexie and place it on top of a pincushion is so sweet. And the extra details of the yoyo and an extra little pearl. Love your colors and attention to detail. Thanks so much for all the beautiful pictures. I enjoyed seeing what you did!

Suze said...

I am already a happy follower. I received a wonderful email reminding me of today's post. TYVM

annmarie said...

Your hexie projects are darling - love the wall quilt. I'm not a real hexie fan but sure have enjoyed following the blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

annmarie said...

I am a happy follower & love seeing what you are up to - always something different!

Suze said...

Your projects are amazing. I love your attention to detail, especially the pearl in the middle of the yo yo in the hexie - what a great touch. All of your projects are absolutely gorgeous. I love the hexie flower wall hanging. It is bright and cheery without being gaudy. It is just so homey and inviting. Great job. Your hexie coin purse is marvelous. What a great idea! And the oversized pin cushion is wonderful. I don't think you can have a pin cushion that is too big except for manageability. I have so many pins that I don't know what to do with them all. My friend is always finding them all over my house. And I adore the pearl as I said.
I saw where you are turning your 12 year old niece into a seamstress. How wonderful AND the perfect age. It's great to see young girls wanting to learn to sew. My daughter never took an interest. As long as Mom knew - that's all that mattered and still is the case. Now she's busy teaching school and raising two young boys and still has no interest. She has asked me to make her a t-shirt quilt. UGH! But you know Mom will do it. Thanks for participating and sharing and being generous with your giveaway. I enjoyed reading more than just today's post.

maggie said...

Such beautiful projects. You really have "hexie fever" ! Very nice. Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Fiesta said...

Your hexie project is not only unique but adorable.

Fiesta said...

I follow on bloglovin

Baa. xxx said...

Those flowers are coolio! So pretty and love the way you emphasised the petals and used yo -yos. Very beautiful!

ShirleyC said...

You used many of my favorite colors. Really cute projects!

ShirleyC said...

Following you on BlogLovin.

KTMae said...

Happily following now.

KTMae said...

Your flowers are so sweet looking.

maggie said...

I forgot to say that I am a follower on Bloglovin.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Janarama said...

Beautiful projects and creative ways to use hexies.

Janarama said...

I follow via GFC.

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