While on our recent family vacation, I had prepped a bunch of small sized hexies. No, not the inconceivable 1/4" hexies; I'm not THAT insane. :-) My "small" hexies are 2" point to point / 1.5" top to bottom. You may say that those are HUGE hexies but, again, I say 'no' because they ARE small when compared to the 4" point to point / 3.5" top to bottom hexies I'm using in my current Forever Project. :-) (still a WIP)
My goal for vacation was to "make" the fabric for the front and back of a small zippered bag. I'm proud and happy to say that I achieved my goal! I sewed all the hexies together. I sewed the hexies to the contrast top band. I sandwiched the layers and even ... hold on to your hats ... *hand-quilted* the front and back "fabrics"!
The hand-quilting bit may not seem like a big deal but *I do not hand-quilt*, so yeah ... it IS a big deal. There was also an Adventure involved with obtaining the hand-quilting thread, which you will need to read on the web page to find out what happened. :-)
I eventually got the little bag sewn up, lined with red taffeta. It has a "wide open" access, which I've linked to on the webpage.
|That picture is just a teaser! For all the gory details, links and more pictures, please visit my web page for the Hexie zipper bag quilt.|