Monday, July 28, 2014

A HEXIE FINISH

These hexies were on my list for the third quarter of the finish along. After some thought I decided to turn them into an Open Wide zipper pouch after Linda assured me I could make one. I'm not a fan of sewing in zippers......

So, the hexies went from this


to this


After cutting the hexagon piece in half it was a little shy of the measurements given in the tutorial, but I forged ahead


Instead of the usual square sewn onto the end of the zipper, I used a left over hexie. I thought it was a nice touch   : )


This little pouch is perfect for my sock knitting.  I may even gift it right along with the socks !


This is my second finish for the third quarter.  A finish is a finish no matter how small.......

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37 comments:

Maryse said...

Very Nice! I agree with using the left over hexi at the end of the zipper.:)

Maggie said...

I love hexies and I love how you've transformed them into this useful bag. The hexie at the end of the zip is a great touch. Thanks for visiting my blog! Maggie x

Dawn Hughes said...

Bravo Carla, I love your hexis....and zippers ahhhhh...someone needs to teach me, again.... Very very cute!

Sharon said...

Pretty. Nice hexie tab on the end of your zipper!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow....hexie happiness and it's playing a melody. :))

Patchwork and Play said...

A finish is a finish to celebrate! Love the hexie pouch and its zipper pull!

cockney blonde said...

Love the little pouch and a great way to use up hexies or scraps. Its given me an idea for using my zips as I never think to leave them overlapping at the ends, thanks, x

Catskill Quilter said...

I love your zippered pouch! The hexies are so addictive - I haven't the slightest idea what I will do with them, but every evening when I watch tv I am making more and more!

Jackie said...

What a cute way to use hexies! I think I may have to start thinking outside the box for mine.

Brandie said...

What a fun little bag and another fun way to use hexies.

Wendy said...

a great finish...

Kim said...

You know I am gasping for air, don't you!! Your li'l pouch is divine. Such a clever way to showcase your pretty hexies!!

Adrienne said...

Love this! I have a bunch of Hexie's made but have been stumped with what to do with them. This is perfect!

Ladyquiltsalot said...

You are always inspiring me!! I am so going to "borrow" this idea!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh how cute!!! It must be the season for bags because I had to make a few too or bust :) Your hexi on the tab is so cute - just like you to think of something so original and fun!

Kate said...

So cute!

nerospost said...

Hi Carla! Fantastic use of hexies! I love your new pouch! Thank you also for giving me an idea with those 'half' flowers! x Teje

gillyflower said...

I love it! You wouldn't think seeing them flat that they could make up into such a gorgeous bag!
Gill xx

Donna quilts said...

A lovely pouch! And the hexie on the end of the zipper is perfect!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Yes, a finish is a finish, and this is a very cute finish. Hexies are fun and a little addictive, aren't they? Instead of sewing what I should be sewing, I am basting hexies in the evenings.

Liz said...

What a fun hexie bag! You do beautiful work and I really like the use of the leftover hexie.

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE it!!! Great use of the hexies too.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

How cute!

Karen McIsaac said...

awesome way to use your hexies they look adorable and will be ultra adorable with a pair of knit socks inside!

SIMPLESEW said...

cute

Sarah said...

Great bag and I especially like the hexie tab on the zipper :)

Christine said...

SUPER cute! And i love the hexie embellishment. It's the perfect finishing touch!

Janine said...

Congrats - it's a gorgeous finish :)

Tami D said...

Oh my goodness! So cute! Aren't young lad young age it a try? Well done.

FlourishingPalms said...

This is darling, Carla! I'm so into hexies these days that I think I must just start sewing some together to come up with a bag for myself... though in truth, yet another bag is the last thing I need! Good for you to have a finish, in any case. Those are always the best!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love it!

OPQuilt said...

Way to use up those hexies (always a challenge). And you do it so sweetly--what a darling little bag. Great idea to use a hexie for a zipper pull; so cute and so clever!

Elizabeth

Live a Colorful Life said...

The hexie on the end of the zipper pull was a genius idea. That sock yarn is such a gorgeous color! Socks--definitely on my learn-to-do list. I wish I could sit right next to you and knit together...

Carla said...

I'm so far behind on my blog reading.....sorry to miss this darling project...so cute. Is it comfy to wear hand knitted socks? I've never owned a pair nor known anyone who has, actually! I bet they are wonderful.

Marly said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish. A great way to use you hexies.

Marly said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish. This is a great way to use your hexies: such a useful little bag.

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats on the finishes :o)