Thursday, June 13, 2013

Half Honeycomb Haul-It-All

The other day when we were taking in quilts for our local quilt show (The Peteetneet Quilt Show) a lady on the committee came in with the CUTEST bag ever!!!  I asked her about it and she told me that it was made with half hexagons.

Well, my mind raced and raced until I could get home and make one for myself.  Would I use my JayBirds hexy ruler?  Hmm.... WAIT!!!  I have a Honeycomb pack of Happy Go Lucky!  That would work!  Right?

So, I sliced the hexies in half and arranged them all pretty like ;D


Then I sewed them in one giant continuous row, pressing after each seam was sewn.


...being sure to line each one like in the below picture ;)


Then I squared each end of the LONG row of braids and divided the LONG row into thirds. (If I had ended up making it into a table runner, I would have just divided the LONG row in half)


Next came the sewing into rows :)  ...and quilting it.... and then turning it into the CUTEST knitting bag ever! ;D


See :)


One large pocket for "stuff!"


One zipper pocket for other "stuff!"

For the full bag tutorial click HERE

12 comments:

  1. what an adorable bag!! and I am so in love with Happy Go Lucky fabric. I have some FQ's and I'm just waiting for a project worthy of cutting into it!

    by the way, I started a new link party for quilters today- Needle and Thread Thursday. It will be open through tomorrow. You should stop over and link up your fabulous bag!!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Yay! Thanks for linking up! just LOVE your tote bag!

      :) Kelly

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  2. Great tutorial and awesome bag!

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  3. Totally awesome bag!!! I have been hexie shy but I think I might order some pre-cuts just to try this out. Great job!

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  4. A cute project....one to add to my list...my very loooooooooonnnnnnggggg list. But one day I will conquer the list. :-)

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  5. Oh my gosh!! I love this!! :0)

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  6. That is a so cute bag! Thanks for the tutorial on the half hexies!

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  7. Awesome! Don't you just love Happy Go Lucky!

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