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FNwF and Introducing Rexie

 

As yesterday was the first Friday of the month, Cheryl over at Gone Stitchin’ was once again hosting Friday Night with Friends. FNwF is a virtual sew-in similar to FNSI hosted by Heidi and Bobbie on the last Friday of each month. And since I already had a project I wanted to work on, I signed up to sew with several other ladies from around the world.

I got started late Friday afternoon and within a little over an hour and using a hexie flower I’d made earlier this week, I had my newest hexie turtle.

Rexie the Hexie Turtle

I’ve decided to call this one Rexie.

Here he is with Lexie and her BFF, Lanie.

Photo of three hexie turtles

You can read Lexie’s story here and her BFF here.

We are still figuring out how to make their eyes, but Dave came up with an idea last night that we think might just work and if it does, I’ll post some updated photos later today or tomorrow.

I changed the head again slightly for this third version and I think this time I’ve got it. I don’t have to stitch the back of the head to the turtle like I did for Lexie and the head sits more upright than it does on Lanie.

So… with the basic pattern pieces all finally worked out, after supper, I started on some new hexie flowers to use for the step-by-step photos that we’ll be taking for the pattern I’m creating for Lexie the Hexie Turtle.

I managed to get the one pictured below finished except for the final four outside petals which I sewed on this morning.

Photo of three hexie turtles and blue hexie flower

All in all, a very satisfying first Friday Night with Friends. You can see what everyone else worked on by going to the sign-up post here.

 

 

16 Comments

  • wendy
    April 6, 2013 1:56 pm

    your turtles are just wonderful, I love them!

  • CathyC
    April 6, 2013 3:55 pm

    Oh, these are so gorgeous! thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment for FNwF

  • Heather
    April 6, 2013 4:30 pm

    I love these little hexie fellows, they are super cute.

  • Sandra :)
    April 6, 2013 4:50 pm

    It’s the Andrews Sisters of the turtle world!

  • Sue Bone
    April 6, 2013 5:07 pm

    They are very cute. 🙂

  • wish2stitch
    April 6, 2013 5:58 pm

    Yes, hexagons can be quite addictive and it is amazing what you can do with them. Lexie and Lanie are so cute. Will pop back over to see how the eyes turn out.

  • Gone Stitchin’
    April 6, 2013 6:34 pm

    Gotta LoVe Rexie!!!! Thanks for stopping in at my place and enjoying some slice with me at FnwF… See you next month! 🙂

  • Danette
    April 6, 2013 6:41 pm

    Cute use of a hexie flower, they’re adorable.

  • Jinnie
    April 6, 2013 7:27 pm

    Cute,Cute Cute.

  • marilyn
    April 6, 2013 8:39 pm

    Rexie is so cute, as are Lexie and Lanie. Rexie’s head does seem to sit better, not that I would have noticed if you hadnt mentioned it so the other 2 have good heads too.

  • Jody Herbert
    April 6, 2013 9:05 pm

    Love the turtles – very cute!

  • Fiona
    April 6, 2013 9:57 pm

    absolutely adorable… I love that the design on BFF looks like a baby turtle shape….. they are really sweet…
    Hugz

  • Maria
    April 7, 2013 10:24 am

    Sew pleased to have stitched along with you..
    Just love your cute turtles…

  • Kathie
    April 7, 2013 1:31 pm

    Love, love your turtles! Can’t wait to see the pattern.

  • Wendy B
    April 7, 2013 5:44 pm

    Such cute turtles with adorable names!!! Can’t wait to see the tutorial! Hexies are just so addictive, aren’t they?
    sugary hugs
    Wendy :O) xo

  • Audrey
    April 12, 2013 6:48 pm

    Yay! I love your turtles! They are SUPER cute!!!

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