Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Zakka 2.0 - Happy Hexagon Trivet

Boy, was this a fun little project. Except for the Briar Rose center, I used only scraps for this...even the binding. Some of my scraps were very tiny and would have tossed otherwise. Big relish was getting upset that I was pulling from her tiny scrap bag...ooops!
Zakka 2.0
I wanted to make two but mama got a new ipad mini yesterday and played with that instead of sewing! I was the biggest fan of Kindle for the longest time but recently realized that Kindle was not keeping up with the technology/apps (meaning no Bloglovin app yet!) and decided to go big or go home! Since there is a Kindle app I can still access all my books and magazine just the same. I would like to give a shout out to my sponsor, Mr. Relish! lol
Zakka 2.0
I almost thought about making the trivet bigger and make 4 placemats. I even made printed out giant patterns and taped them together. Oh well, another day I suppose. But doesn't it make a cute mug rug? I doubt I will ever use it as a trivet. I don't want it to get slathered in food. That would make me sad.
Zakka 2.0
I used two layers of batting (not sure why but glad I did because it's nice and stiff) and machine binded (I've asked this before but it's binded, right? or is it bounded?).
Zakka 2.0
Thanks to all for leaving me good vibes last week but I still haven't won. This week, I feel it! lol

Melissa

Linking up with Zakka 2.0 at A Quilter's Table, all the fun parties on the right and Crazy Mom Quilts!

58 comments:

  1. It's so pretty!!! If I had this trivet at home I imagine I would just move it from place to place, admiring it. It's beautiful!

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    1. I totally replied to this comment but it's not showing...boo! BUT I am totally just letting it sit pretty and lovely on my counter but not the part of the counter that gets dirty from food prep. LOL

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  2. I love it! You have inspired me to make some...very practical and very beautiful as well!

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    1. Oh, you must try this one out! It was so fun and the scraps were so tiny. I didn't even try to coordinate much because it just all blends so well. Have fun and thanks for leaving a comment!

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  3. It's wonderful!! Love your choice of fabrics. Think it's "bound".

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    1. thanks so much! mix matching the fabrics was so much fun. Most of them came from my daughter's scrap bag or even the tiny squares I get as samples from fabric shops...like the briar rose ones surrounding the center. Score!

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  4. I love it!! And, let me know if you find out if binded is correct! I have wondered about that myself? Congratulations on your new I-pad. Beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! imquilternity says she thinks "bound" but that just sounds funny...I might just break the rules...AINT nothing wrong with that...hehe!

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  5. Toooooo cute! I'm glad you're kind of using it, but keeping it safe, too. A mug rug is a good idea, since they don't usually get too dirty. Good luck in the giveaways.

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    1. Absolutely! Thanks for good giveaway vibes and stopping by and commenting!

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  6. Sooo cute! I would totally hang this on my mini wall (that has no minis yet, ha!).

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    1. I know! I wish I had but a pocket or loop on it to hang. Thanks for leaving me a comment!

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  7. Love it! The colours make you so happy! Don't get it dirty, it's too pretty to use, you should hang it up!

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    1. Don't worry...it's being loved safely away from all the messes! Thanks for taking time to visit and leave a comment!

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    1. Thanks, Pennie! It was all pretty random fabric picking but I think the strawberries in the middle bring it all nicely together!

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  9. That is an adorable mug rug (I agree, don't use as a trivet and get it all messy!) I'm going to have to agree with imquilternity and say "bound" is the correct term. But, hey, making up new words is fun!

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    1. Haha...for sure! Sue (below) Says to use it as a noun and that makes more sense! I'm bound to get it wrong or confused again. See what I did there...lol. Thanks for coming over!!!

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  10. Great trivet!! I'm gonna have to give that I try. I think the problem is that for quilting binding is a noun, for other things binding is a verb. If treat as a noun then you don't have the issue of tense. And your English lesson for today is now complete :) See try this, the binding is attached, has been attached or will be attached at later date. Attached, sewn, what ever verb....But as with others, I'm all for making up new words, bound works for me :)

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    1. Ahhhhhhhh...mind blown! Total duh moment and thank you so much! Might quote ya later :) oh, and please give this trivet a try...it was quick, fun, and cheap! Thanks for leaving a comment and helping with my dilemma ;)

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  11. Really cute! It looks like a lot of work too.

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    1. thank you! It was a lot of fun. I am really enjoying paper piecing. It's fun to take scraps and make them look like this. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Sooooo prettty!! Love your version!
    Amira @ http://littlemushroomcap.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Amira! I had fun with this one! Thanks for giving me you like...I'm hopping over for a visit now!

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  13. Such a great project. I love you used up so many small scraps.

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    1. I think that is my favorite part...especially using the samples that I get. So glad I saved them! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment :)

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  14. Lovely colours, love the dotty back too.

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    1. Thank you! I love that print from Lucy's Crab Shack! It's fun getting use out of such small pieces!

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    1. aww, thank you! and thanks for taking the time to let me know...truly thoughtful!

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  16. The colors you've chosen are fantastic! I would have a hard time using something so pretty!

    Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Thanks for hosting such a fun linky party! It was my first time joining in and plan to come back for some more fun!

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  17. That is TOTALLY awesome! What a fab idea & so pretty :0)

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    1. Right!?! I couldn't agree more! lol Thanks for coming to visit!

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  18. Love your mug rug. It looks very complicated. By the way, it is bound not binded. I'm an English teacher by day. ;-)

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    1. Thank you! It was pretty easy to put together once I got the hang of foundation paper piecing. And thank you for helping me clarify the use of bound/binded! :)

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  19. Totally too pretty to spill on! Beautiful finish.

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    1. thank you, beth! It's being protected on high countertops right now...lol!

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  20. Very cute! I love the colors you chose!

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    1. thank you! they all came together in a fun, bright scrappy way! thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment!

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  21. That is so cute, Melissa!! Love all those tiny pieces! Whoop whoop!!

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    1. yay! thanks so much! the tiny pieces were the best part...especially the very little sample squares of briar rose! thanks for the visit, too!

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  22. hopped over from crazy mum quilts so glad I did. I do like this hexis trivettrivet

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    1. thank you so much, Margaret! I love linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts because I get such the sweetest visitors! thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment!

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  23. Really lovely, would make a great present. I just might have to buy that book.

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    1. Oh, Ruth, you must buy this book! It has been so much fun! I think I have done the most projects from just one book ever...and I am not even finish with the sew-a-long! Thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet comment. Oh, and these would be lovely Christmas gifts with a cute little fussy print in the middle.

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  24. Oh my gosh this is so cute!! Love all the little bits of different fabrics and i'm in love with the dots on the back! I just used the same ones for a project!

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    1. thanks so much! i love the dots on the back but sadly that was my last layer cake piece of it :( thanks for the visit and taking time to leave me a comment...means a lot!

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  25. I came over from Quilt Story. I love this- it's so colorful! You make me want to try one. May have to check into that book :)

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    1. Thanks, Laney! Oh, this book is so much fun! Even if you only make a few things the pictures are such eye candy. Thanks for stopping over from QS and leaving such a sweet comment!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle!! It was fun to make using such tiny scraps. Thanks for visiting and taking time to leave a comment!

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  27. This turned out so darling! Very very nice and what a fun mix of fabrics!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I really enjoyed seeing everyone's version of this cute little project. Thanks for hosting the linkup!

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  28. Hi Melissa, congrats! Lovely fabrics and colours.
    Greetings from Italy, Emanuela

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    1. Hi Emanuela! Greetings from Texas wishing I was in Italy! Thanks for your sweet comment and visiting my little blog! Please visit me again :)

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