Monday, February 25, 2013

Hexagon Bathmat


This seems like a bit of a silly little project, and some might even say it's a shame to use such pretty scrappy hexagons for a bathmat that you're going to stand and drip on, but I'm just happy to finally use my hexagons for something useful.  They'd been assembled into an approximate 27" square since the summer and it was folded and tucked away.  I knew I'd never persevere and make a whole quilt this way so might as well make something useful of it.


I put the hexagon panel and an old bath towel (not worn out, just not being used) right sides together then sewed around, leaving a 6" opening on one edge for turning.  I then pressed around the edges and did a 1/4" top stitch around the perimeter.  I could have left it like that, but decided to add some diagonal quilting lines to secure the whole thing.  Not just to secure the back to the front, but also to re-inforce the hexagons a bit since they are hand-stitched and I don't have 100% faith in how good a job I did at that!


I guess time will tell how well it works out, how absorbent it is, and how well the hexagons hold up.  I'll let you know!


P.S.  My inspiration for this project came from this patchwork bathmat which I originally saw on Pinterest.

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24 comments:

Maggie said...

I love that you will get to see your hexies all the time now. I think I am probably going to abandon my hexies (at least not make the 2000+ hexie quilt I originally imagined). Now I am inspired to try to find them a home in a project.

Jenelle said...

Great idea! This is so cheerful and fun! You'll have to keep us posted on how it works out. I think I saw that same pin and was intrigued, but I did wonder how well it would dry out in our climate between showers.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful! I think it's great to use the things you make and be able to see them :)

Alisa said...

Very cute! And why not use them for a bath mat? We actually spend quite a bit of time in there if you really think about it....

Svetlana said...

what a great idea, Heather. I also think that it's so much better to use your beautiful hexies rather than wait for a "perfect" project and have then stashed away for too long.

Patti said...

Great way to brighten up a bathroom!I think it's a wonderful idea Heather!

Carla said...

What a great idea Heather ; ) pretty and practical too.

Kate said...

It's so bright and pretty! I can't believe you're going to step on it, though!

Kirsten said...

Love this idea - and at least you are using those gorgeous hexies for something practical that you will see more often than if they were just folded away somewhere.

Katie B said...

I love the idea of using hexies for something everyday and functional!

Patchwork and Play said...

So cute alright! Its gorgeous! What a great use for your hexies!

Heidi Staples said...

I absolutely love this, Heather! What a brilliant use for hexagons!

Debbie said...

Very cute!! Love the idea of a bathmat are pretty as yours!

Toni said...

What a fabulous bathmat, Heather! A great way to enjoy all the work that went into those hexies, all while making your bathroom a little bit more colorful! So much better than letting them sit in a drawer! What does your husband think?

Kristan said...

Great idea! You have some fun fabrics in there too. :)

CitricSugar said...

Now that is clever! Good for you for finishing them up - what a great idea!! Woohoo!

QuiltyGirl said...

I made a few of these about 2 years ago, and I love them!

mle said...

That's awesome! I've been wanting to make a bath mat someday too. Definitely better to use your hexagons for something useful than just letting them sit in a drawer!

made by ChrissieD said...

This is really scrummy and what a use for those hexagons :)

Lisa Edgett said...

Love this, really cute idea-off to make my own :)

randi--i have to say said...

Too cute! What a fun way to use these cute fabrics every day!

Sewing Mom said...

That is lovely...and so fun for the bathroom too!

Visiting from Show & Tell, have a great Wednesday!

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

I came over from Let's Get Acquainted Monday, and I am so happy to see your hexie bathmat. I'm considering making a patchwork beach wrap/quilt using toweling as a backing, but am wondering if it will warp or wear poorly. Your bathmat is SO cute that I might just go for it! I love patchwork on ordinary use-it-every-day things.