Hexies, Anyone?

By | August 13, 2015

I have been SO bad about posting – I am SO sorry!  I get busy and then, poof!  too much time has passed!  I have been quite busy at work, but I have found time to do some stamping, cooking, and even sewing and it is about time that I shared!

Last year, at Alamo Craft Company in San Antonio, I learned how to do English Paper Piecing and I loved that I could do it in my lap with very little space needed.  However, my hands weren’t too happy about it: carpal syndrome!  I don’t give up easily, though, and since I have changed my diet to paleo, my hands are better: not perfect, but better.  And good enough to pick up this fun project.

I started by making one flower and then decided to make a small lap quilt for Mom.  She is in a nursing home and is always chilly and I hope this works for her.  If it were me, I would put it on my lap and check out the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, but sadly, Mom is mostly blind.  When I mail the quilt, the catalog will be for my dear sister.


With English Paper Piecing, you wrap a small piece of fabric around the paper shape and tack the corners.  Then the pieces are hand-sewn together to make the top.  The templates I used for this quilt are 1-1/2″ on a side, but for my next project, I wanted to use the more traditional, 1″ shapes.  And I found the best tool to help out! I punched hundreds of shapes from retired Stampin’ Up! designer paper – aren’t they pretty?


Here is a link (affiliate link) to the punch on Amazon:

I’m not sure yet what my next project will be, but I’m thinking something for Christmas: mug rugs, placements, or a table runner, maybe.  If you have an idea, feel free to leave a comment below.



4 thoughts on “Hexies, Anyone?

  1. Sherry

    I just found the wonderful world of hexies in March! I love it……
    We lived in RVs for 9 years, traveling with hubbys construction…..glad to have a house, but, NOT the stuff we have filled the house with after 27 years!!! LESS IS MORE!

    1. Gail Beezley Post author

      I totally understand! After about 18 months, I moved back into a house and the first thing I did was fill it up. I think there is a psychological need or something?

  2. Gail Beezley

    Hi, LuAnn! Good luck with your new life on the road! I have actually decided after one year that it is not the life for me, at least not right now. So in November, I will be heading back to Texas where I will try to sell my Open Range and find a house to rent. You might be interested in seeing what I have done in the RV – just click RV in the Categories list. You can see how I converted the bunkhouse to a craft room, and what cooking and sewing look like in action. 🙂 Feel free to email me at gail@rvcrafting.com – would like to get to know you!

  3. Lu Ann Kendrick

    Hi, I am also a SU demo. I currently have a lovely good size loft I craft and quilt in, however in about 9 mos we will become full-time RVer’s… I’m looking for ideas for setting up workspace and storage RV style! Do you have any ideas? We have a 36ft Coach style RV… Would love to chat!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *