Hexagon Needle Book
As you may or may not know, I have recently been obsessed with paper piecing – mostly hexagons. I made this green hexie table mat for my sister-in-law, and a pink one for a swap; my cousin bought this sunshiney quilted hexie hot pad, and I’ve even made some into fabric postcards. My most recent evolution in hexagon-love has been this sweet little needle book/keep/whatehaveya:
After piecing together 13 hexagons, I hand-quilted them to a piece of batting trimmed just a wee bit smaller than my work.
To make a pattern for cutting the wool lining out in the perfect shape, I made a photocopy of my pieced hexies – brilliant! I sewed in a couple of little pages and two very strong rare earth magnets (backed & secured with more felt.)
Using heavy duty heat-n-bond, I fused the quilted hexie piece to the felted wool lining (rescued from a sweater I found abandoned in disgust at the laundromat.) then carefully blanket stitched the wool to the quilted hexagons, to give it a pretty edge and a little more stability. I love how it came out, and so did my swap partner – hurrah!