Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I'm a Hexie Queen!

Hexies, hexies, so much fun to make! Thank you Madamm Samm and Debby for a wonderful hop! I was on vacation when I started my hexies... vacation is when I usually work on a hexie project, it's the perfect project for traveling! I usually work on my hexie quilt every year. (Several years ago I completed my first hexie quilt, I've since started a new one) I only pull my hexie bin out to go to the lake. But this year, I started a new project for the 'Be a Hexie Queen Blog Hop'. I ran to the local quilt shop in Fergus Falls and picked up some supplies... paper hexie paper, pins, fat quarters.

So while the kids were out doing this... this is baby girl, Lola's first canoe ride.

I was sitting on the deck gathering my supplies to work on my hexies... pins, fabric
papers, thread
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I decided to try smaller hexies than I'm used to working with...

I use little applique pins to attach my fabric to my hexie paper instead
of basting the fabric on... I really hate pulling basting thread out...
stitching away on vacation....

One hexie flower done, so pretty. I wonder how many 
I will need for my project?

The lake and a Lime-a-rita were calling my name.
I didn't do anymore hexies on vacation... everything got
put away until I got home.
I made two fabric 'sheets' of hexies... when I returned home.
Then I layered them with some batting, backing and an accent fabric strip...
 I cut them down to size... 8" squares. I added some
decorative stitching along the hexies on the top edge.
I made a purse! I really cute little bag for when I don't want to lug
around my big purse!
Here's my 'vacation' hexie quilt that I made a few years ago.
Another one has been started but isn't done yet... maybe next year.
A blog hop isn't complete without a giveaway!!!
This giveaway is now closed...

I have a set of three Christmas fat quarters for a giveaway! Leave me a lovely comment for a chance to win. For some extra chances be a follower too and leave a comment that you are. For another chance to win, visit my Etsy or Craftsy shops and let me know what your fav is. Don't forget, if you are a no-reply blogger, you need to leave me your email address! Wilson and I will pick a winner at the end of the hop on the 29th.

I get to share today with these Hexie Queens!


Happy quilting!


170 comments:

  1. Cindy, I can easily see how one might get distracted where you were ... how lucky you were to complete two such beautiful sheets for your lovely bag!! Pretty quilt you made also :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. Your purse is too cute Cindy ! I really like the color palette you chose for it. The Limearitaville view is a very inviting ! Cute nail polish btw ! Did you find your lost shaker of salt ?

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  3. Your vacation hexie quilt will be lovely. Love how your purse turned out! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Fergus Falls... Minnesota? I grew up in eastern SD and will be moving back soon, although we are much further south than that :) Love your purse!

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  5. Cindy That is a really cute bag! Great for fall!
    Thanks for sharing.
    xo jan

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  6. Aaaand just visited your etsy... I love all of your snowmen! So cute!!!

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  7. I LOVE your Rooster applique pattern. the Tom Turkey is pretty cute too.
    xo jan

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  8. Beautiful hexy bag; love your fabric choice. I dont' baste through paper, only through fabric on the back. It's easy if the hexagon is not too big; I did it even on 1 1/4'' hexagons.

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  9. Looks like a great vacation, love your hexagon purse.

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  10. What a cute bag - I love the big quilt too. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. That purse is adorable. It looks really great. I love your big hexy-vacation-quilt and look forward to seeing the next one finished. Beautifully done.

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  12. Your hexie bag is so cute! I love those mylar templates for making hand sewn hexies. My favorite pattern from your store is the Frankie mug rug.

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  13. Your bag is adorable. I love hexies and have made a few bags myself, they make wonderful presents. Thank you for sharing your projects.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  14. I am already a follower. Thank you for a sweet giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  15. I love the Snowman Mug Rug kit the most. I have always been taken with your header design as it makes me smile each time I see it.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  16. Thank you for sharing. Love your little bag.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  17. I like the Laundry Day quilt pattern from your Etsy shop.

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  18. Sweet purse!! Love your vacation photos. Looks like a very relaxing place to be!

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  19. Nice! I took some hexies on my vacation too but I haven't touch it at all :-)

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  20. Great project & I love your finished hexie quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. You have some lovely projects at Craftsy. Kringle Mug Rug is my favorite - I'm a sucker for Santa.

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  22. Lovely purse. Clever you! And your quilt from a previous vacation is just divine. I have a whole bunch of big blocks like that that need to become a quilt. You've inspired me. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work today.

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  23. Cindy your bag is just wonderful...and your colors for your hexies are some of my favorites. Yes I have followed you for some time now. And like quite a few of your patterns....nice job.

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  24. I just love how you pinned Your hexagons, the purse is just adorable. Can't wait to make one of those. I think you should pattern Your idea for the hexagon purse.

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  25. Your little hexie purse is sew cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop

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  26. Very cute bag and gorgeous large quilt - wow, vacation sewing at a max! Thank you for sharing.

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  27. I love this bag! I also love how you simply cut the hexies to fit on your background..... I'm always trying to figure out how to make them fit as a whole. This opens the door to just about any project. Thanks for sharing this today. Your quilt is also lovely.... lots of hexies!

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  28. Great projects - especially the hexie purse!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  29. I like the Summer Coneflowers pattern in your etsy shop!

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  30. Nice little purse. Wow, do you stitch hexies every vacation? Seems like you must love it.

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  31. Your purse is cute -- what a clever idea!

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  32. I love Baby Birdie and Thumper in your Craftsy shop!

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  33. I love sewing hexies on my holidays. Its very relaxing. I love the colours in the bag, and the hexies!

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  34. i love sewing with hexies on my holidays. I love the colours of your hexies on the bag.

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  35. First, I like the idea of making something during the vacations, so you always have a fabric-souvenir of your holidays
    Second, I like the purse you did, I already started some with my left-over hexies, just great giveaways
    Third, thanks for your posting :-)

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  36. The purse is so cute and your vacation project looks great!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Happy to tell that I'm following, thanks for the chance!

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  38. I love your Dragonfly Dream pattern--I love anything with coneflowers--very pretty. The purse is really cute--I love the fabrics. What a great fall purse to carry! It looks like a great vacation. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Thank you for sharing. I am so enjoying this blog hop I love the way you are able to work on something when you are on vacation. I am going to have to try that sometime.

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  40. I have been a follower for awhile.

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  41. Since I am partial to snowmen I love your Frosty at Craftsy

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  42. Frosty Applique PDF Pattern for Tea Towel would be my choice.

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  43. Snowman Buddies would be my choice from Craftsy.

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  44. I love your hexie projects - the small purse is perfect. I love hand sewing to bring when we go RVing.

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  45. I checked out your craftsy shop and love the mugrugs, especially the penguin one.

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  46. Your vacation quilt would be my lifes work at the rate I am sewing at the moment but I am hoping to be able to help my mum finish the Grandmothers Garden quilt she and my late grandmother started for me almost 30 years ago so really it will be 3 lives work to get it done (though we haven't spent our whole lives on it).
    Thanks for sharing

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  47. I love your purse I must digout my ufo Hexies and do something with then.Its nice too have a take-a-long project when on vacation for those down times when there is a little quiet.

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  48. Love your bag. It is great. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  49. Just visited your Etsy Shop you have so many beautiful things there it would be hard to pick any 1 thing.

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  50. I love your new purse, I want one! Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Love the purse! and your vacation quilt must hold some very dear memories. I also have one hexie project that I'vetaken camping the last couple years. I think it's going to be almost finished this year.

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  52. I absolutely love your bag, Cindy. All the colors are favorites of mine. I am so amazied at the way you pieced such tiny hexies. Great job! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  53. I am a follower through GFC/Bloglovin.

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  54. What a fun bag! I like the way you prepare your hexies with pins, unless you end up with lots of holes on your hands - do you? :-)

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  55. Your bag is gorgeous. I just love the colors you used. You are definitely the hexie queen.

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  56. Lovely hexies...someday I may get brave and have time to try the English pp hexies.

    thanks for the cute fabric giveaway

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  57. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  58. love your grandma's bowl pattern on crafty...yo yos are my next thing to try my hand at.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  59. Hi Cindy! Love the darling little bag! Great choice of colors!

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  60. Ha ha! I can relate to that vacation sewing attempt!
    Your bag is just beautiful! And the quilt from a former vacation is also beautiful!
    (I am a follower on GFC)

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  61. Nice hexie bag. I love the fabric. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. I am an eamil follower at louster388atyahoodotcom:)

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  63. Great bag! Love the quilt too!!!!
    I have made one queen size Grandmother's flower graden quilt all by hand and still use it:)

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  64. I like the Sweet Little snowman stitchery pattern:)

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  65. You have a very nice Etsy shop with some fantastic designs. I really like the snowman eating snowflakes tea towel design..very cute! Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  66. Wow, I love it...I just love the fabrics that you chose for the bag. I don't, blame you for waiting till you got home to quilt. You sure looked like you were having fun though.

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  67. I like baby birdie and thumper babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  68. Love, love the cute bag! Great idea!

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  69. I love your hexie bag! I am a real sucker when it comes to bags. I love making them....all shapes & sizes. I may have to try my luck at hexies & make a little bag like yours. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. I like Grandma's Bowl, I just love cherries! Lots of Craftsy patterns!

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  71. Your flowers are gorgeous. How nice to have a vacation with your hexies. Beauties for sure.

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  72. Love the little hexie purse. That is a project I would like to do in the future.

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  73. OU have risen to Queen in good standing..your projects are pretty amazing...oh my Cindy, you look like you have been enjoying your summer...kudos to you my dear..you are my hero.....I love the bag, and your quilt....yes I look forward to yet another Cindy style.

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  74. The colors on your bag are so calming. Nice job.

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  75. I like both the quilt and the bag you made, but I think the bag is my favorite. It may have to do with the color/fabric choices, or it could be the lack of a background between the hexie blocks. Nice job.

    I really like the Doodle Stamp Quilt pattern in your Craftsy shop and the Christmas Dash Quilt in your Etsy shop.

    senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  76. What a great bag! It is beautiful. Those are not colors you'd normally find in my stash. Thanks for participating and inspiring me to try other colors. It is fun and encouraging to me for you ladies to share your creativity. Your GFG quilt is great. I've started on one - I piece my the traditional may - they finish at 1". So, again thanks for the participation and inspiration (and sweating to create at the beach).

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  77. I'm already a follower. I started to call myself an old follower.

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  78. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. Love your projects and fun blog posting of pictures. Thanks for sharing and being in the fun hop.

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  79. I checked out your Craftsy patterns. They are all adorable. I think my favorites are the ones related to snowmen. We each have our personal preferences. Thanks for the giveaway and participating.

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  80. 2. I am a follower. Thanks again.

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  81. 3. On your Esty shop you have so many wonderfully cute snowmen. I love to decorate with snowmen. Thanks.

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  82. Wow those are little. Love seeing them, not so in love with stitching them! LOL!

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  83. What a wonderful idea to make hexies into a "sheet" of fabric and the cut to whatever size you need. Very clever!

    dbelliott@outlook.com

    ps - and look, I am right under Madame Samm!

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  84. Love your projects, they are all great.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  85. I follow via email.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  86. I like the bundle up snowman kit in your etsy shop.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  87. Your purse is so cute! Love your idea. And your quilt is gorgeous! So much work, time and love makes it beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to your Etsy shop now.

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  88. I just love the Wilson mug mat patterns!!!!

    bevwalks at aol dot com

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  89. What a lovely ideas. Thanks for sharing

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  90. What a fabulous purse! I love it!

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  91. Wow, I love your plaid tea towel fabrics! I've been thinking about making towels and wasn't sure WHAT to use! :)

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  92. They are so tiny...I'm impressed with how beautiful they look in those flowers. I love the fabric, too! The purse is just lovely. Great job!

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  93. Great idea to sew the hexies into a sheet of fabric! I love how the purse turned out! Thanks for participating in the hop and inspiring us today!

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  94. This is a wonderful idea for your Hexies. Get to admire them everyday. Your Hexie quilt is amazing too.

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  95. Love your little purse. It is really sweet. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  96. I follow you through email. Love your blog. Hugs

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  97. Your little purse is so sweet what a neat idea, thanks for sharing.

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  98. Lovely little purse, thanks for sharing.

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  99. Love the hexie flowers! I really love ypur tip about using the applique pins! much quicker! Thanks for sharing!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  100. I am a follower of your blog!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  101. I love the Sweet Little Snowman in your Esty shop!
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  102. Your little purse is just so sweet!

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  103. Love your Hexie purse. Thanks for sharing with us. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  104. I follow your blog by e-mail.

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  105. Beautiful hexie projects! Love that little purse.

    You are a hexie Queen!

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  106. I love your Wilson mug mat on Etsy. I love your bluebird applique on Craftsy. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  107. Beautiful Hexie purse! Love your selection of fabrics

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  108. I like the Jack Frost and friend pattern.

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  109. Love the hexie bag. Really cute use of hexies. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  110. I'm loving your hexie bag. Very pretty.

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  111. You have the cutest projects. The quilt is beautiful, I'm envious.

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  112. Your projects are all so creative! I like the zip around wallet thingy on her etsy site.

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  113. Love the toe nail polish!!! I really like the bag you made. Nice job... Thank you for sharing.

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  114. I follow you by e-mail. Thanks for the chance to win some fabric.

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  115. I haven't seen anyone that use little applique pins to attach their fabric to hexie paper instead of basting the fabric on. I might see if that works better for me. The lake and a Lime-a-rita sounds REALLY good! The little purse you made with your hexie sheets is just darling and your vacation hexie quilt looks like something I'd really like to cuddle up under. Thanks for sharing!

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  116. I visited your shop at PatternSpot and really like the Snowman Mug Rug. You really must too since you use it as your header! I would love to win some Christmas fast quarters (especially since they have snowmen on them). Thanks for the chance to win.

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  117. I am following you now and look forward to seeing your next vacation Hexie quilt.

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  118. I love your hexie purse, very cute! Thank you for sharing your hexagon quilt. I too am in the middle of a long-term hexagon project to fit my bed. I get distracted by all sorts of different projects so I make time for it at night while watching TV.

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  119. I love your hexies, your purse is wonderful. someday I will have time to give them a try.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  120. I am a very happy follower.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  121. In craftsy I love all your patterns. put the first to be picked up would be the frosty mug rug and penguin mug run.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  122. I love the project you made with your hexies. I have not done much with hexies but I have them on my to do list. It looks like you had a great vacation.

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  123. I am a follower of your blog posts via email.

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  124. Cute, cute bag form the vacation piecing. Your quilt is lovely too and that took a far amount of time by the lake to get done? Well done!

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  125. I'm a long time follower of yours!

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  126. Darling little hexi bag! Your blog looks so fun - I think I'll become a follower!

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  127. I did it! I'm following you! (via email)

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  128. I just followed you via e-mail. My favorite in the shop is the snowman mug rug.

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  129. Love the purse, great way to use hexies.

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  130. I love the sweet little snowmen. Their adorable.

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  131. I follow with Feedly and GFC.

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  132. My granddaughter loves penquins so I'm loving the Penquin Mug Rug.

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  133. That's a super idea to make hexies on vacation. A simple take-along sewing project and yet...look at the fabulous quilt and purse you've made. You have fab ideas. :)

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  134. Love the hexie flowers! What a great way to enjoy a vacation; sewing little hexies.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  135. I love Frosty #221 Pattern at Craftsy.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  136. That bag is adorable! Fantastic idea!

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  137. I really like your bag. I love all of the wilson patterns on Craftsy-he is so cute! Thanks for sharing! vickise at gmail dot com

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  138. Hiya Cindy!!! I'm so glad I started following your blog! That little purse is just darling. The stripe of accent material at the top just sets it off. And how I love Christmas fabric. Lol. Thanks for sharing and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  139. Hiya Cindy!!! I follow your blog by email, and so glad that I do! Thanks for sharing and having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  140. Love the purse! Your vacation quilt is beautiful too. Thanks for sharing!

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  141. Oh I love your purse!! Now I need to make me one!!!!

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  142. Love your bag! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  143. That purse is so cute! I love the way you cut down the panels so that you had partial flowers. I need to plan some hexies for the next time I travel - what a great idea.

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  144. Making hexies on a lake would be wonderful!! Your purse is really cute. I love your quilts. Thank you for the give away!

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