Monday, June 3, 2013

Happy Hexagon Trivets

There are certain people that just inspire me with everything they make... Ayumi is one of them... 

When her book Patchwork, Please came out I knew that it was going to be awesome! I bought it knowing without a doubt that I would not be disappointed! Every project is darling in this book!

I was most excited about the Happy Hexagon Trivet... It is adorable! I knew it would make the perfect Mother's Day present for my mom.

To make the trivet you foundation paper piece the top. I love foundation paper piecing! Everything turns out PERFECT! I was so pleased with this project... I made a couple for my mom and one for my grandma . I think this will be my go-to housewarming gift for the future! It is simple but packs a big punch when you use up all your favorite scraps! :)

Another darling project in the book is this Prettified Pincushion... It is also foundation paper pieced. I knew it would be the perfect gift for my mom-in-law since she likes to sew as well. 

My hubby's grandma loves to drink tea so I figured that I would make her a "mug rug" for her tea cup... I made a mini version of the hexagon trivet by just printing it at 100% instead of enlarging it like that pattern calls for. 
You can see the difference in size... It was a cute tiny thing! :)

I LOVE THIS BOOK! I definitely recommend it to anyone that loves making pretty little things! Check out the Flickr pool for the book to see some of the things others have made by using patterns found in the book. 


  1. Hi Ashley, I'm agree with all your words about this lovely book! I bought it too and LOVE IT so much! I'm crazy to begin making some projects from Ayumi's book :D
    Love your mini mug rugs!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. This is SO cute! I need to make some!

  3. What lovely work you do! These are just darling! Awesome choice of fabrics. Can't wait to see what else you do and hope you are sewing along with Patchwork, Please as well!

  4. Lovely projects and cute fabric. Thanks for sharing

  5. Great idea! I love the colors of your quilts

  6. That is a book that I will have to purchase. The pattern does not seem overly complicated and the end results are amazing. I think that the pin cushion might be my favorite because it is so practical.

    PhD by Publication


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