Happy Hexagon Trivet

by Nicole

When I first flipped through Ayumi Takahashi’s Patchwork, Please!, I knew I wanted to make the Happy Hexagon Trivet or maybe two or three or six of them!

Here’s my version of the trivet.

Happy Hexagon Trivet

I used the Ruby Star Sparkle I picked up on vacation for the center and rummaged through my scraps for the other fabrics. I must say that these trivets are great scrap busters!

Happy Hexagon Trivet_Center

I had a hard time deciding on a backing fabric that would complement the front. So instead I decided to make the trivet reversible by using more of the Ruby Star Sparkle fabric on the back.

Happy Hexagon Trivet_back

I paper pieced the center and the first round using the pattern in the book and then extended the lines of the next round to make one big round. After sandwiching the layers, I matched up the front and back center hexagons by inserting pins in the corners of the hexagons to make sure they were lined up.

Happy Hexagon Trivet_Back center

I had a few false starts with the quilting as I tried to decide what type of quilting to do. I ended up going with a 1/8″ outline of the center hexagon and a 1/16″ outline of the beige triangles.

Happy Hexagon Trivet_Details

This was the first time that I’ve sewn a binding on a hexagon. I was a bit nervous anticipating a binding nightmare, but thanks to the great illustrations in Patchwork, Please, the binding went on smoothly.

Happy Hexagon Trivet_Binding

Here’s a view of the back of the binding.

Happy Hexagon Trivet_Back binding

This trivet will be one of three I’m making as a gift for a dear friend of mine. One down, two to go!

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BillieBee (billiemick) August 24, 2013 - 8:02 pm

I love your trivet Nicole!!

Liz August 24, 2013 - 8:09 pm

I think these are going on the gift list!

mila + cuatro August 24, 2013 - 8:32 pm

I love how the quilting on the back tricks the eye – a hex inside a hex.

Gertie Pye August 24, 2013 - 8:33 pm

Oh this is a happy hexagon gift! The only problem is it's too nice to spill tea on! I'm sure it will be treated with the respect it deserves 🙂

Sandra Sews August 24, 2013 - 8:40 pm

Your hexagon trivet is great, and I love the teapot in the middle! Very clever to make it reversible, too!

Debbie August 24, 2013 - 8:52 pm

oh I love your version! And so clever to make it 'reversible!!' wow.

Jolana August 24, 2013 - 11:38 pm

Wow, so perfect result!

snips August 25, 2013 - 1:25 am

Awesome! Love it with just the solids and the Ruby Star Sparkle!

Leanne August 25, 2013 - 1:42 am

Your binding it perfect on this and I love the fabrics and colours. I have been making trivets lately, I might have to try this pattern out too.

Melissa at My Fabric Relish August 25, 2013 - 2:45 am

The back is just as lovely as the front! Great job binding, too! This was a fun little project from the book. I hope to see the other two you make.

DeborahGun August 25, 2013 - 7:26 am

Gorgeous! This is definitely on my list of things to make too 🙂

Megan August 25, 2013 - 8:11 am

How lovely! It looks so neat, I don't think I'd want to put anything on it ever!

pandchintz August 26, 2013 - 1:03 am


Amy DeCesare August 26, 2013 - 1:20 am

How gorgeous is this?!?!? Great job in every detail, and it was a perfect choice to use the little teapot and coffee pot.

Debbie August 26, 2013 - 4:20 am

That is a great looking trivet! It is going to be hard to decide which side to face up.

Katy Cameron August 27, 2013 - 6:34 pm

Love your choice of centres :o)

Jessica Hadden August 28, 2013 - 8:56 am

Hexie love!

Heidi Staples August 29, 2013 - 6:44 pm

Just darling!!

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