I have a new addiction... English Paper Pieced Hexagons. Who knew that folding and tacking small scraps of fabric on bits of paper would captivate my attention, but it has. I'm mainly confining the time spent on my new hobby, to times when I'm watching TV. As I don't watch much TV, it will be a slow process before I make anything of any size.
Mind you, there is no end goal is sight. I recently saw a large hexagon quilt hanging on the wall of a quilting shop. It was a rainbow hexagon quilt and totally sewn by hand. In my dreams I can see me making a whole quilt, but in reality I'm not so sure. Perhaps the dream could turn into a nightmare. Anyway, for the time being, I'm just making and collecting the 1" hexies, using up lots of my small fabric scraps and looking at ideas online along the way.
There is no rhyme or reason to the fabric I'm choosing. It's whatever scraps I have at hand. Eventually I'll have to start thinking about colours or whatever I make will be very mish mash. The other night I played with a few of the hexies to see if I'd fluked any usable colour combinations. Do I want to make flowers? I don't know, but I do have fabrics that would work.
I like black, white and red together, but definitely not in this combination.
My Tohoku Tote contains all the bits and pieces I need to make my hexies. It's efficient to be able to grab this bag and plonk it on the lounge when one of my shows begins.
Whenever I see ideas for sewing hexies, I add them to my Quilting and Patchwork board on Pnterest. There's no shortage of ideas online. If you're wondering how to make hexagons, here's a few tutorials that might help:
- English Paper Piecing Tutorial
- Instructions for English Paper Piecing
- English Paper Piecing from Beginning to End
I'd love you to leave me a link to:
- projects you've sewn using hexagons
- hexagon or quilting Pinterest boards... yours or anyone else's
- English Paper Piecing resources you have come across