Monday, 22 October 2012

Paper Piecing Hexies

Although I've tried my best to ignore them, little hexie quilting projects keep catching my eye. I've made paper pieced hexagons before in small quantities for a block exchange and thought they were ok - just a little time consuming! Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville has a hexagon project that she's been showing on her blog and I've enjoyed watching her progress.
Photo from Bonnie Hunter - Quiltville
And Red Pepper Quilts has this scrappy modern looking hexie quilt that just grabs my eye every time I see it.
Photo from Red Pepper Quilts
And a brighter coloured version of the all-scrappy hexagon quilt - I love how this blogger describes it as "scrap-vomit"! I think that adding a few planned flowers will give the eye somewhere to rest from the business of all the scraps! And check out the neat and tidy little hexie sewing kit! I'm going to be checking out my house for something I can keep my hexies in!
Photo from Better off Thread
Photo from Better off Thread
I have tons of fabric scraps that I keep throwing into the Rubbermaid container in my closet and I would love to  use some all of them up. What I have in my mind is something very scrappy - maybe a few planned grandmothers flower garden blocks or diamonds intersperse with scrappy little hexies. There are lots of free hexagon printables out there, but I found mine at Snippets and Blabbery. Abi has printable PDF sheets for sizes from 3/4" to 1 1/2". Just save the PDF onto your computer and remember to check off "no scaling" when you go to print so they print true to size. The 1" size will work great with the 2.5" squares I've already cut from my scraps.

Have you done a hexie project?
--Ann