Friday, August 20, 2010

Hexie Progress

I really haven't been working on my hexies as much as I would have liked. My sewing focus has been elsewhere lately... Plus, with school starting back up, I've had to start waking up far earlier than I had been all summer long, and it's killing me! By eight o'clock I can't stop yawning and my motivation for pretty much anything is non-existent.

Here's my hexie mess. My little coloring sheet is completely crumpled, and scribbled all over. I made that zipper pouch for my loose hexagons, but I still have too many for it to be able to close...

I've sewn 215 together out of 367. It looks better to me in this picture than in person. Maybe I'm just too close to it when I'm sewing on it, and can't quite see the whole picture.

And this is something I just felt compelled to try. Tiny 1/2" hexies. They're sometimes a little hard to handle, because they're so small, but I think they'll look amazing once they're all sewn together. I'll probably make them into a throw pillow or something.

Well that's all for now. Later!

Friday, August 13, 2010

I Spy Hexagons

This was my first attempt at hexagons.  Not so happy with it.  I suppose from a distance, it's not bad, but I was using a technique that I didn't love.  I think it didn't involve paper and seemed less crisp than the method I prefer now (paper, basting, etc.).  I was also pretty unhappy with my stitches.  

These are mostly just for practice, but I may make a pillow or something out of them.  Who knows...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Place To Share

Hello, fellow hexagon addicts!  Since we haven't been able to talk and share in any sort of organized fashion during our meetings, I thought an online blog would be a great way to communicate and get ideas...

What do you think?

Here's a little picture of what I have been up to in the hexagon realm...  I finished this block but don't have a picture handy of it completed.  It's for Andrea for the KC Scrappy Bee.  I was able to practice my technique and by the time I finished it, I felt like I had a pretty good handle on my process.  I think I'll be doing hexagons for the rest of my life.  I love this.