Thursday, September 12, 2013

'Pin It' Blog Hop - It's My Turn!!!

 
I am having so much fun with these blog hops. Once again Madam Samm has come up with a fun theme for us to work with - PIN Cushions!!! Kristin over at Meadowbrook has been cheering us along - sending daily messages of encouragement!! It has been great fun to work with her for this blog-hop!!
 
The one thing that I really enjoy about these blog hops is seeing what others come up with. It gives me new ideas and stretches me as a crafter to try new things. The last blog hop was all about hexies and I really chickened out, however I found a small project that I didn't have time to get to for the last hop that was perfect for this one!!!
 

 
I love how this turned out, and that I finally got over my fear of hexies!!! The whole front, minus the middle sock monkey part, is made from hexies. The tan colored part is kind of hard to see, but those are hexes too. The middle piece is fussy-cut (something else I had never done) and then sewn on. And I LOVE the sock monkey fabric!! My daughter helped me to choose the fabric for this project and I think she got it spot-on:)

I didn't actually get it all sewn up though. You may be able to see the pins on the bottom of the back side of the fabric? WELL, I was putting the finishing touches on it tonight and couldn't find my batting. So I stuffed it with odds and ends, pinned it up and took pics. I have the walnut hulls I will use to weigh it down, but will have to wait until I can get into town and pick up some batting to sew up the last little bit.

Thanks for coming by and looking!!!

Here is a list of everyone else who is hopping today...

 

76 comments:

Marianne said...

cute. who doesn't love sock monkeys?

Kristen King said...

Way to broaden your horizons with hexagons!

Jeanneke said...

Very nice!
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

Lydsfire said...

Cute cute cute!

Judy B said...

I love the sock monkey fabric too! It looks great with the hexies. Thank you for sharing.

Baa. xxx said...

It's very coolio! Yep, your daughter got it so right.

Vera said...

Fun monkeys.

cucki said...

So sweet x

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Cute pincushion..love your choice of fabrics!! Thanks for sharing :)

Heleen Groot said...

It looks lovely! So funny to hear that you have overcome your fear of hexies too! I haven't made anything yet, but have made 100 hexies by now! They are very addictive I find.... Loved your sock monkey on the pincushion....just don't stick the pin directly in him please....that would be mean!

feltfree på Åsly said...

Oh it is a sweet one. Just love it. Thanks for sharing

Mara said...

So glad you got your hexies done :)

Gill said...

So cute - I love the tiny hexies!
Thanks for sharing!

Marga (MarPie) said...

This one is adorable.

Warm regards from Holland,
Marga♥

Thearica said...

love your monkey pincushion. :)

Joke said...

Nice fabric you used! I have a fear for hexies too ...

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

good job with the hexies

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Love the hexagons!

Needled Mom said...

That is so cute and a great introduction into the hexie world.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Great job on the hexis, and the sock monkeys in the middle are so much fun.

Sue said...

I love how you did the monkeys in the center. The hexies sure set them off! Great work!

Madame Samm said...

you don't monkey around when it comes to cute pc

krislovesfabric said...

Fun monkey fabric!

Vickie said...

I like that fabric Shannon, FUN!

apple blossom said...

love the monkey fabric

DeborahGun said...

fun monkeys :-)

MooseStash Quilting said...

ohhhhh monkeys make me so happy!

MooseStash Quilting said...

ohhhhh monkeys make me so happy!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love that monkey fabric! blessings, marlene

patchouli moon studio said...

Sweet!

Debi said...

Adorable! I love the blog hops as well and chicken out on sew many too. Great way to use your hexies. Thanks for sharing!

JanesQuilting said...

How cute...I like the monkey fabric.

Carol said...

Your hexie monkey pincushion is adorable...love it! These blog hops make me try new things, too.

Margaret said...

Love those monkeys. Thanks for sharing

Vicki H said...

I love the sock monkeys.

Denise Russell said...

How fun! I love sock monkeys! Great idea to use the hexies!

Just Quilt It said...

Cute little monkeys! You did a great job with your hexies.

Kwilt Krazy said...

Nice pin cushion, cute fabric

Rebeckah Austin said...

Monkeys!

vicki said...

Cute, very good job too! Thanks for sharing. vickise at gmail dot com

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute. Fun Hop.

Lyndsey said...

Very cute and I love the sock money fabric.

Pauline said...

Cute pin cushion, great choise of fabric! Thanks for sharing.

Regena said...

i love sock monkeys!

Marsha Hodgkins said...

It's very cute; you can't go wrong with hexies. I used hexies in my Hop pinnie too!
http://quilterinmotion.net

madebymeinred said...

Cute monkey pincushion--I like the hexies added on.

Emily C said...

How cute. Love the monkeys.

Linda said...

What a pretty little pin cushion! Sock monkeys are really popular now, so he fits right in!

Cindy said...

Cute pinnie! Such tiny hexies.

Debby said...

Oh, Oh! Sockey. Love him. And the hexies. Fabulous. Yes, I still have hexies on the brain!

sandra said...

Very cute thanks for sharing very cute little pin cushion.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Who does not adore sock monkeys! Great hexies too!

Kathy H said...

Cute little hexies you used. Made a very fun pin cushion.

evelyn said...

Love that you tried something new. Very cute!

Createology said...

Very cute pincushion and what a great way to expand your horizons of stitching. Creative Bliss and Great Hop...

maggie said...

LOVE the monkey fabric and of course the pincushion! Hexies ! Yay!!
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Janarama said...

Very cool that you conquered hexies! Your pincushion is very cute.

legato1958 said...

Cute and fun way to use hexies!

Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Lelia said...

Oh my, sock monkey fabric --- and pincushion. Wonderful combination!

jan said...

I love your pincushion. I am so glad you got over your fear of hexies. You did a great job with them.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

Sunshine Girl said...

It looks great - I love the fabrics - hexies are such good fun when you get going aren't they. Thanks for sharing and sorry I am late visiting.

Audrey said...

Who doesn't love sock monkeys? Great pin cushion. Thanks for sharing.

lynn cockrell said...

Great cushion! Love the sock monkey theme.

Brandy Pettit said...

Way to get over the hexie fear! Your pincushion turned out very well.
~Brandy

Britt-Inger said...

Your pincushion is sew cute. Thanks for sharing

LJ said...

Great job. It's really good to step out of our comfort level and try other things. Gee, looks what a cute pincushion you made!

Linda J said...

Hooray for getting over some of that fear of hexies that held you back last round. Look how cute this turned out. Is your daughter interested in sewing and crafting because she seems to have the eye for it.

Lou said...

Too cute!!!
I justlt with that sock monkey fabric on it... love it!

DeAnna S. said...

Cute combination of sock monkeys and hexies. Thanks for sharing.

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

Looks great! Fun idea :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Cute little monkeys!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

So cute, gorgeous fabrics!

carla said...

Hi!!! Love your sock monkey pinnie!!! Very sweet!!!!

Robin said...

Aw, that's so cute! I really wish I still had my original sock monkey!

Sandy said...

Sock monkey fabric is so cute...thanks for sharing with us.

Karin said...

Lovely. Just a pattern like this, was my first meet with patchwork years ago. From that moment (I was 12) patchwork had my interest. So good memories by this pattern. Thank you for sharing!