Thursday, August 22, 2013

Be A Hexie Queen Blog Hop



Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world for the Be a Hexie Queen blog hop. It's been fun collecting my hexie projects to share with everyone. Welcome to those visiting for the first time. Thanks to Madam Samm and Debby for hosting this great blog hop. Thanks also to Connecting Threads for sponsoring this blog hop.

Here's a little about my crazy life, to introduce everyone to my love of hexie's. I started quilting in 1998, started blogging in 2004, met my husband Paul in 2005, met my best blogging friend the Cre8tive Quilter Jen in 2006, married in 2008, met the Prolific Online quilters at a blog retreat in 2009, and started hexieing in 2010. I work full time as an Assistant Registrar at a college, work on my masters degree (only 2 classes left!), and teach one night a week at The Sewing Center/Fabric City. We live just outside of Rapid City, SD and have a 2.5 year old Mikaela and an 8 month old Mathew.

My mom and best friend Delia was my sewing partner in crime. We taught, sewed, shop hopped, and quilted together. Her breast cancer came back in 2009 as brain cancer and my amazing friend Jen sent me a hexie travel bag, a Valentine's Charm pack cut into 2.5" squares, and 100 1" hexie papers. I had never hand sewn anything except binding, but I quickly learned to love basting and sewing hexie's. I worked on them off and on throughout all of 2010 while my mom was taking chemo treatments. I was attending all her appointments and I worked on them while we waited. I got pregnant during that year, so on top of her appointments, I had my own Dr. appointments to hexie at as well. I finished the Valentine Hexie Diamond on 1/15/11, just days before our daughter Mikaela was born. Mom got to see it before she passed away in February. This was the first quilt I won a ribbon for at the Central States Fair in 2011.

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In December 2012 we welcomed a son Mathew. I knew I had to have a hospital quilt, so I used a Blush Jelly Roll I had won on a blog giveaway several years ago and created this Hexie quilt to take to the hospital with me. I didn't use a pattern, just a jelly roll and my 60* ruler.
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In 2013 I knew I needed something to keep me busy while I pumped at work. As a nursing mom I spend 2 half hour breaks a day pumping, so I wanted some hand work. Jen was finishing up a very large English paper pieced hexie quilt and starting a new one. She formed a hexie group and encouraged us to baste 16 hexies a week. I have mine basted so I don't keep up with the basting goal, but I do work on my hexies every single week. The group has been amazing and keeping me motivated to work on my hexie projects. I'm so lucky that Regina (1I), Patti, Linda, and Jen from the Prolific Online quilters are part of the group as well as my local quilt friends Heather and Nicole H. The encouragement from the other gals is amazing.  I can't have just one project, I must have multiple WIP hexie projects.
Jen introduced me to Hillbilly Handiworks and her Ahhhh's. I quickly joined the block of the month for beginners. In the first month I created them all and they were super easy, so I started ordering from the Gotta Have them all club. I can't quite keep up with them, but I have been working on the beginner and intermediate ones. I have several prepped at a time and keep them in a travel bag so I can hexie when I get a chance. I do a lot of prep work during my lunch hour. My favorite place to hexie is the car wash. I have to sit in line and wait and the kids are almost always asleep!
This is one of my favorite ahhhh's.
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I can hexie just about any place as my hubby can attest, even in the ice house. I won't let him go ice fishing by himself, so a couple Saturday's this winter grandma watched the kids and we went fishing. I got over 75 hexie's basted in just 6 hours.
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I also was able to finish 2 ahhhh's during our fishing trip.
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This is how far I have gotten with the ahhhh's. I'm excited to get more done, but I try to balance these with my other hand sewing projects.
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I recently taught a class on how to make hexies. I created this snowflake as a sample.  These are 3/4" paper pieces, so it's a bit big for an ornament. Jen was my inspiration for this cute snowflake and it is made from just 2 charm squares.
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I also taught a class on how to make this hexie table topper from Gudrun Erla's Table topper book. It's done with the quilt as you go method and I have another one in progress.
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I love the 60* ruler, I think I have 6 or 7 of them in different sizes. One of my favorite projects are table toppers made from border fabrics. This farm friends one is the border off of my sons baby quilt. I also made a table runner to match for his bedroom. With the 60* ruler, it's the perfect hexie every time.
Farm Friends Tabletopper

Another inspiration I took from Jen was to make needlebooks for my travel hand sewing bags. We both love the winding ways fabric so I made a couple from it.
Hexie Needle Books made with Winding Ways fabric.
I also made these hexie needlebooks from English paper piecing hexies for all my friends when we went to retreat this year.
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I made travel bags for hexie projects as well.
Zippered bags for retreat friends
I have several hexie English paper piecing projects that I am working on right now. This one is made from Buggy Barn scraps and I keep it in a fishing tackle box. These are 3/4" hexies. I typically baste them all, put them in the box and take what I need in my travel bag.
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I am making a small table topper with 9 pink flowers and a cream sashing. I have all the flowers made, just have to put them together now. This project stays at work for the days I might forget my other projects.
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I am also working on this sewing motif hexie project. It is going to be a tablerunner when it is finished. I make them in rows now and then put them together. It makes it easier to travel with them. Again these are in my fishing tackle box. I bought quite a few on clearance at Cabelas because they are the same size as the Art Bin one I bought, but much cheaper.
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This project was brought on by my love of hexie English paper piecing and I made a complete 6 point star with EPP. I love how it turned out, but wish my diamonds were a bit more pronounced on the ends. I made this during the month of May, so my hand piecing is getting much quicker. I plan to make a lone/radiant star next, but am currently working on an Amish Rubic Star, so I want to finish it first.
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Now for my Hexie Blog Hop Project - I started this as a way to use up scraps from my winding ways quilt. I saw something on the hexie group I belong to using these small 4 piece diamond hexies and thought it would be a quick way to use up some scraps. The diamonds are all made using 1/2" English papers. I hand sewed them as diamonds. These are the ones I completed during the World of Outlaws race. Paul can't believe some of the places I find to hexie.
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Then I made them into rows. I had this background fabric from another project and it just seemed to work for this project.
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Each row then became part of the diamond. I appliqued it to the black background and added borders. I quilted it with the walking foot, only on the background and borders. It does have steam a seam to hold down the hexie diamonds.
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The final piece, a small wall hanging approximately 24"x 27"
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I entered it at the Central States Fair this week and won a first place ribbon.
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I couldn't do a blog hop without a giveaway, so I've decided to give away this hexie fabric with matching coordinates. There are 5 fat quarters total. I will also add a travel kit for English Paper Piecing hexies.
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To enter the giveaway please leave a comment and tell me what your favorite thing to do in South Dakota would be if you have or would travel here.

Join the other blog hoppers today as they share their love of hexies as well!


Friday, August 23
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111 comments:

feltfree på Åsly said...

You are a real Hexiequeen. So many nice projects you show us. Thanks

barbara woods said...

Snow ski but at 71 years old not for me

jan said...

I love the jewel tone colors of your wall hanging and congratulations on the ribbon!
I would love to visit De Smet and the Laura Ingalls Wilder homestead!
yay for Little House on the Prairie!
xo jan

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Oh I would have to see Mt. Rushmore...that IS in SD,right? And don't they have black hills jewelry? oh and I hear that you have to go in June or July because the rest of the time it's WINTER! true???

nicolesender said...

I've never been to South Dakota and have always wanted to see Mount Rushmore.
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jacque said...

Woot! This this awesome, Moneik. What a rich history. Some people journal their past. Your catalog of history is told through your fabric creations. Just beautiful!

Sharon said...

I just love all the designs of your hexies. I don't know which one I live the best...I think if I ever visited I would love to see the prairies and little house would be on the top of my list...Have an awesome day. You are truly a hexie queen.

Just Quilt It said...

Oh my! You win--you are the Hexie Queen if there ever was one! I can't believe all of the beautiful pieces you are making. The aahhhs are really spectacular, but then, so is your other work. Congratulations on the blue ribbon--you deserved it!

Heleen Groot said...

All those projects are beautiful. I thought I was done being inspired, but - clearly - what do I know! No wonder your quilt won! It is absolutely gorgeous! It would have been criminal not to have won! Now for your question. I have to admit, I know nothing about South Dakota. Except the things I just read in the comments of course.... I am however the archetype of a tourist, so I would probably see as much as I could (with my mouth hanging open all the time)!

Kay said...

Wow, so much work and so many hexies. Your hexie quilts are just lovely and are clearly very precious to you, I particularly like the firs tone you did. If I came to South Dakota I would love to visit all of your fabric shops as buying fabric on holiday is a must. Thanks for a sweet giveaway too.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Britt-Inger said...

You are a true Hexie Queen with so many lovely hexie projects. If I came to South Dakota, I think I will enjoy the nature most, so different from where I live in the south of Sweden.

Frances Campbell said...

I am speechless after seeing all those hexie projects. Love the special quilts. You are indeed a hexie queen.

Sue said...

My kids were just at Mt Rushmore and I really would love to see it first hand myself!

KaHolly said...

Love your projects!! I can see you take your hexies seriously!! A trip to SD is on my bucket list. Besides the usual touristy attractions, I'm a nature girl, and would do lots of exploring!

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow you sure do love your hexes! Great projects there - thanks for sharing. I have never been to SD but I think Mount Rushmore would be high up on my list of places to visit - might even make a few hexes there!

Pauline G said...

Love your hexis!!! I would love to see all the beautiful scenery that I recall seeing in the old western films !!!

Fiesta said...

Wow you truly are the hexie queen. If I did have the opportunity to go there mt. Rushmore is on the top of my list.

DeborahGun said...

Lovely hexies :-) South Dakota - well I am clueless but it seems that is where Mt Rushmore is and I would love to see that!

Gill said...

Fabulous hexies!
I love the idea of you making hexies while your husband fishes through the ice!
I'd love to try ice fishing!!
Thank you for sharing!

Carol said...

Wow, I am awe-struck by your projects and your prolific hexie-making! I am just beginning and do enjoy having them travel with me wherever I go. Thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

I forgot to tell you what my favorite thing to do in SD would be--I would go to DeSmet to see the Laura Ingalls Wilder sites--it has been over 20 years since I was there and I know there is a lot more to see now. I have always loved her books!

Marla's Crafts said...

Well this has been a great hop. Hop all the hexie's. You did a very good job. South Dakoda. Not sure what is there but reading the above comments it was interesting to see that Laura Ingalls Wilder sites are there. I have watched that show so much over the years, so that would be a in and of course the fabric shops. Thanks for having a give away.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What wonderful projects you have for us to see!! My first stop in South Dakota would be at your place now...lol I want a better look at your sewing.....thanks for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I am totally amazed at all of your hexies. Since I've never learned to Hexie, even after being a quilter for nearly twenty years, if I won I'd camp at every campground I could find so I could really see your state and make hexies in the evening. :). Blessings, Marlene

Emma's Daughter said...

I think you have a wonderful hexie addiction! I would love to ice fish. I lived in Canada as a child and ice fished with my dad. I live in Mississippi now and there's not much ice fishing here! Thanks for the chance rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Renea said...

Love all your projects. I use to live close to Sioux Falls (lived in Iowa). We would go shopping there, go to Shakey's Pizza and loved the zoo. Thanks for the great giveaway.

PK Sews said...

I love your hexie creations, particularly the quilt made in the blush fabric. Thanks so much for sharing, and congratulations on pursuing your masters degree on top of being a working mom! My favorite place in South Dakota is the badlands.

apple blossom said...

you are hexie queen for sure. lots of hexie going on here. nice job. love your key rings I made one last night mine will be posted next Wed.

We've been to SD several times (live just north of ya....ND) we have visited Corn Palace many times. love Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse is super too.

thanks for the giveaway.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great projects! If I visit SD I would definitely go to Mt. Rushmore.

Linda said...

You have certainly been busy and have so many great projects to show for it!
I would like to see Mt. Rushmore!

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Would want to visit with my paternal grandmother's family in Madison- my grandmother was born there in 1896 and her cousins and their families still live on the original family homestead, which has been in the Sunde family since the 12870s, when they first came to SD from Norway.

Margaret said...

I think I would come and sit with you all day to find out how you can get so much done. Your ideas are wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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

Haha! What a great question :D I can't wait to live in SD again (my mantra at the moment is of course, "one more month!"). As for your projects?! What can I even say?! Such beautiful eye-candy :) Thanks for sharing them all!

DonnaM said...

I'd love to see Mount Rushmore and am planning a trip next spring. Thanks for a chance to win some fat quarters.

barb said...

You are so talented! I love all your projects. Ivwould love to drive around and enjoy the scenery. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

Vicki H said...

You have wonderful projects and sure to keep busy. When I was 12, we had a family vacation and one of the stops was to Mount Rushmore, it was memorable. Thanks for the great giveaway.

KTMae said...

Love the winding ways hexies.

Shop hop is my favorite thing in any new area, SD or otherwise.

Lisa said...

Well DUH! I want to come see you! I have never been to South Dakota but I would like to see Mt Rushmore. I would also like to visit any quilt/fabric stores that I could find! Thanks for participating, you have some beautiful hexi projects in the works!

Needled Mom said...

I think you deserve the title of Hexie Queen. They are all beautiful.

Josie McRazie said...

I have never been to SD But my best girlfriend has family there and goes every summer! I have said next summer I really want to go see Mt Rushmore with them.

Denise Russell said...

Wow! You are definitely a Hexie Queen! Congrats on the State Fairs... and I absolutely love your wall hanging. As for SD, how about ice fishing?

Carol said...

You are definitely the hexie queen! I love all your projects and am amazed at your beautiful work. :O)

Quilting Tangent said...

The designs inside your hexagons make them so interesting. As far as South Dakota, Sylvan Lake looks pretty and Sitting Bull Crystal Caves looks interesting.

patchouli moon studio said...

Wow I think You should dubbed the Hexie Queen! Just look at all those hexies you made, amazing!

Stephanie said...

Love your projects! SD this maybe the weirdest answer you get, but I would love to go trapping. I went to a trapping school and met a few trappers from there and heard wonderful stories about trapping. I know weird but I am a wildlife biologist so maybe that clears it up a little. :)

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love all your hexagons. Congrats on your first place ribbon. South Dakota is one of my favorite places! Have been to Mt. Rushmore, Wind Cave, the Badlands. One day I will return with my bike riding daughter and her partner to attend the rally at Sturgis. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and for the chance to win a hexi travel kit.

Kathy L said...

My goodness, you have made a lot of hexies, love them all. Would love to see My. Rushmore. Thanks for the chance to win.

Vickie said...

Wow! Wow you are an inspiration I love all of your projects, you have such great ideas. My favorite thing to do in South Dakota would be to find you and have a day of sewing.

JanesQuilting said...

beautiful, I love reading your blog....I love seeing your work.

Michele T said...

Great projects!! I would love to visit South Dakota to check out the Badlands especially!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!

gpc said...

Great projects! I was only in South Dakota once as a small child, but I still remember how awed I was by Badlands National Park. Absolutely gorgeous and exotic to me, with my Michigan background. I would love to see it again.

JoyceLM said...

Amazing hexie projects - thanks for sharing. Mount Rushmore would be first on the list of places to visit in South Dakota.

Mara said...

I am amazed at all of the hexie projects you get done with 2 little ones, congratulations on the prizes, you deserve them. Could you take me fabric shopping? If I come to SD and of course I would want to see Mt. Rushmore.

Madame Samm said...

everyone of your projects is stunning...yes there is no doubt you love hexies ....now if you could teach me how to love them that much too wink

Melinda said...

My mother was born in South Dakota in Tyndell. I would like to visit there. She was born in 1914. Her family moved to California when she was a child but always talked fondly of South Dakota.

giddy99 said...

I love EPP, but you are clearly the Hexie Queen! WOW! I'm so fascinated by that picture of the hole in the ice, that my answer to your question is EASY. I want to sit in an "ice house" for a little bit. That is AMAZING - I can't imagine it...

Angelia Lanouette said...

Oh my, you have been very busy! Your hexie projects are just beautiful....congrats on your state fair ribbon. I have never visited SD and would like to some day.....Mt. Rushmore would be a must see. I would also like to just enjoy the beauty and wildlife. Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

delaineelliott said...

All of these hexie projects are fascinating! I have never been to South Dakota but I would like to do anything that is out side and you have a lot of stuff to do out side.

dbelliott@outlook.com

beaquilter said...

cool hexies and congrats on the ribbon. I have no clue what there is in SD, maybe go to ND to mount rushmore?

charlotte said...

Love your hexies. You are quite the hexie queen.

Mary said...

How fun to see all your hexi projects. Thanks for sharing. I have never been to South Dakota, maybe someday. Mount Rushmore would of course be on the list to see, also the Badlands. And I'm sure there are quilt shops - they would be a "must see"!

Brandy Pettit said...

I would like to see the Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns, and of course visit Mt. Rushmore. It's such an amazing piece of art and architecture, I'm surprised I haven't been there yet, I'm only in WA! It's not that far...
Thanks for sharing your projects, and you are so kind to offer us a prize!
~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

Linda J said...

Wow, lots and lots of hexies to be seen in your past, present and ongoing projects. Well done! THX for the giveaway opportunity.

Tami C said...

Congratulations on winning a first place ribbon in the Central States Fair! I really like how you quilted it in diagonal diamonds and the colors looks just great with your border fabric! I like your work with ahhhh's as well. I figured I would try some hexie handwork before trying ahhhh's. As far as South Dakota goes, I would just love to return to Custer State Park! We were last there about 30 years ago and really enjoyed ourselves! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!

vicki said...

WOW,you are one busy lady! I would visit Mt. Rushmore and Laura Ingalls Homestead. Thanks for such a great giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

Sara said...

I think I like that final hexie wall hanging the most, probably because I love the colors. Your tackle box idea is great.

My favorite thing to do in SD? Well since I live here - one of my favorite things is visiting Mt Rushmore. I just never get tired of seeing it and we try to go every time we are in the Black Hills.

Jen said...

What a fantastic post Moneik! To see all of your projects in one post is amazing!! Your post made me laugh and cry, at all the appropriate parts. I'm glad to be your Hexie partner in crime!!

Love your project!!!!!!!!

LindaSchiffer said...

I would like to see the Badlands - at least some of which are in SD, yes? :)

Linda

LindaSchiffer said...

I would like to see the Badlands - at least some of which are in SD, yes? :)

Linda

Suze said...

I am absolutely in awe of all your projects you have completed and in-progress. I have lots of mental energy and not much physical. Iam slowly working on a Grandmother's Flower Garden with 1" finished hexies. I piece them traditionally by hand - not EPP. I always laugh at EPP - my paternal grandfather was from England and I always think about him. Congrats on all your wins at shows - they are well deserved. I know I accomplished more when I was working. I used to cross stitch at noon at work. We had a small and great group. It varied from one to probably ten different gals. You are very generous with your giveaway. Thanks for participating and being a huge inspiration.
If I am fortunate enough to visit, SD, of course, Mount Rushmore first comes to mind. I would like to visit some quilt shops. I would just enjoy seeing the beautiful countryside. I haven't traveled much, yet I still enjoy places with GREEN! I grew up in the mountains of WV and still love that terrain. I feel completely out of place when I go to NM to visit my daughter. I want to see the green of the grass and trees.

Debby said...

Beautiful projects - all of them. But that diamond grouping? A BIG WOW! That is truly divine and I like the way you placed it on the dark background. So many ideas - so little time! thanks for sharing today.

maggie said...

I am so impressed at all you have done! Especially with little ones around. Your projects are lovely.
If I ever get to SD I'd like to visit Mt. Rushmore and the Badlands.
Cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Janarama said...

All of your projects are great! I really like the wall hanging and the fabric choices you made.

Mel Hopes said...

wow your projects are all wonderful. When I was in SD I remember seeing crazy horse. I would love to see how much farther it has come since I was there in 1983.
Love the colors of that fabric give away.
M

Bonnie58 said...

I would love to visit the Black hills. Thanks So much for sharing.

Bonnie58 said...

I would love to visit the Black hills. Thanks So much for sharing.

Julie in GA said...

You have so many beautiful hexie projects!
I have been to some great places in South Dakota, including Mt. Rushmore and the Corn Palace.

Emily C said...

While a little cliched, Mount Rushmore looks interesting.

Lisa Marie said...

I've never been to South Dakota but my son just said yesterday that we should go to Mount Rushmore. I guess that's what everyone goes to in South Dakota.

evelyn said...

WOW So many projects, all done a little differently. You are a true Hexie Queen! Love the variety.

Robin said...

All your project are just fantastic! Great job on them and thanks for sharing your story with us.

Nancy said...

As a child my family traveled from Michigan to visit many states. We went to many places in S.D. but I have never seen the Black Hills Caves. That is where I would like to visit.
Your hexie projects are all wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Joye with an e said...

I would like to visit South Dakota. It's a long story but I was traveling to South Dakota on Sept. 11, 2001 to be a speaker on the 12th at a conference. Needless to say I didn't get beyond the Charlotte airport. So I would enjoy getting to see a part of the country that I've never visited before. And I have a friend I'd visit in Sioux Falls, too. Your hexagons are stunning and inspiring. Nice work!

Mary said...

Great job on all your hexie projects. Wow! I thought I played a lot. You have a lot of fun projects. Thank you for sharing.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

WOW!! You are the Hexie Queen!! Congrats on you ribbon you won.. I haven't traveled much in my adult life and since I am 67 years old I don't see to much in the future. I would love to visit and see the Black Hills. Love Black Hills Gold items. Thank you for sharing your life and hexies with us.

Anita said...

You've definitely mastered the Hexie! Love all your projects.
Hands down-Mount Rushmore is first on my list!

Amy said...

I have never seen so many hexies! Just lovely. I've been to SD several times and the Storybook Park and Mt. Rushmore. Thanks for the giveaway.

BizyStitches said...

Love all your projects. WOW... you have been busy. Enjoyed reading abut you in your blog, sorry about your mom passing.I've never been to SD. But my sister and husband use to go there all the time they had a trailer that they left on a lake and spent a lot of time there. Now her son and his wife are in SD as much as possible camping in a stay there trailer.

rag55 said...

I've traveled around a day, but I have never made it to South Dakota. I would love to check out the Indian history there, but I'm sure my favorite place to visit would be the Quilt Shops!!!! Lol

Limbania said...

Bravo!!! Very creative and beautiful all the pieces. Sorry about your Mom. Going thru breast cancer treatments myself, quilting is one of the things that helps keep me sane. Not familiar with SD but if I ever came I hope you would agree to let me come and visit. Would love to see all your great quilts and find out how do you make time to create so much when sounds like you have a very busy life :)

DeAnna S. said...

Wow...what great projects and pictures. I love them all. I would like to Hike if I visited. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

The first thing that comes out of my mouth is WOW! What an inspiration you are to us retired quilters who waste our time! LOL Your story and your projects are wonderful. I would visit Mt. Rushmore for sure...this Ohio gal has never been to either of the Dakotas. Thank you so much for sharing with all of us.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wow you are a true Hexi-Queen ☺
So many lovely projects, a pleasure to watch!
Thank you very much for sharing and the chance to win.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wow you are a true Hexi-Queen ☺
So many lovely projects, a pleasure to watch!
Thank you very much for sharing and the chance to win.

Karen said...

My family still talks about our trip to the Corn Palace in Mitchell when I was 12 -- truly a unique structure! And I was completely awestruck by Mount Rushmore. You see photos all of the time, but when you are there, it is amazing.

Thanks for sharing your hexie stories -- they are awesome as well! What a journey you have had.

Carla said...

Nice projects. Thank you for sharing. In South Dakota we enjoyed the mammoth dig and hot springs pool. Is that in Hot Springs? I can't remember, but I'd love to do that again...

sandra said...

Moneik you are a very creative young lady and I love all of your projects. I wish I lived near to you so I could come and take a class because I have never made hexies and I am a very visual person who needs lot of help
I am so sorry about your mom, I have had breast cancer with double mastectomy. And itis always in back of mind as to when it will return. Blessings to all. Sandra

Jodi said...

I confess - I have no idea what is in South Dakota... I would love to take my family on a US holiday one day and I do talk to my girlfriend while we are sewing about all the quilting shops she will be able to visit if her hubby gets to take a business trip to the USA with her so I am pretty sure a suit case or 2 of quilting cottons would be on my list regardless of the states I am in.

MooseStash Quilting said...

Whew, your sure on a hexi roll. I love the colors!

Qltr89 said...

Thank you for sharing so many hexagon projects. I really love the cube, wow! Its so colorful and you can easily see its a cube. Ice fishing, hmmm...do your fingers get so cold you can't sew? Oh and if ever I'm in South Dakota, I would definitely take a helicopter tour of Mt. Rushmore. When my niece was just five (and that was a decade or so ago) she came home from a visit to South Dakota. All she talked about how for a month was her experience when the helicopter took them so high that they were face to face with the Presidents. You are a hexagon queen!

Vera said...

Cool projects! I would probably check your National parks. Based on the pictures they worth to see.

LJ said...

Holy smokes, I am impressed. You are a marvel! Queen, King, Prime Minister all rolled into one! I might have missed it but do you use papers for your hexies, plastic templates? You have so many projects going I wonder what your process is. Do you leave the papers in until after you've attached other hexies all around?

Cathy's Chatter said...

I have to say like most of the other commenters - you are a hexie queen! I have never been to SD but now have a son in WY. We are thinking when we visit him, we might drive an extra 5 hours to see Mt. Rushmore.
Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Moneik!!! OH MY GOSH!!! You must be super fast with the hand sewing, so many projects and so many hexies. I just love your little needle cases, I've just got to make one soon. I'm sure that you will earn the crown by the end of the hop. I've never been near South Dakota, so I'm not sure what I'd like to see. Maybe Sturgis, and the Black Hills. It would be interesting to visit. Thanks for sharing and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Angeliasue said...

I LOVE the hexie needllebooks. Do you have instructions? Thanks.

Katherine said...

Wow. You really know your way around a hexie! I especially love your hexie snowflake.

Thanks for sharing!

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow! I'm on hexie eye candy overload - such wonderful projects!!! My favorite is the Diamond Wall Hanging quilt for which you won the blue ribbon - very stunning!

I've never been to South Dakota, but I understand it is gorgeous there. I would probably come in the summer because I don't love cold weather, even here in the south :*) But on my visit I would make sure to see as much of the landscape and wildlife as possible! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway - i would love to have those yummy fabrics & travel tote - just perfect for hexies!

Shannon said...

Wow, you have made many wonderful projects> I also have bought tackle boxes to use for projects. You have to think out side the box sometimes for craft supplies. I love your wall hanging. How cool, first place!! Good for you. Thank you for the give away. I have never been to SD. But I have always wanted to see Mt. Rushmore. Plus drive through the Badlands.

Angela said...

Hexie -Queen should be you for sure. I am amazed at all you accomplish and the hours you find to sew. I would visit the Lakota Sioux and Wounded Knee Site. My Great-Grandfather received a Congressional Medal of Honor for serving in the war. I would also go to Mt Rushmore.
Continued success.

Sarah said...

It appears you have as many hexie UFOs as I do :) I am collecting hexie fabrics to eventually make something out of them...here's hoping I win! I have never been to SD but on my bucket list is to hit every state in the US so I'm sure I'll find some places to visit when the day comes...

Andee said...

Thanks for sharing your hexie projects with us...once bitten by this bug..well I have several hexie things going too! :)