dig out our hexies
You know.... that bag or box of half finished hexagons. The one's you've tacked or cut ready for tacking. The one's you've half sewn together
And if you're new to paper piecing, All People Quilt have an online tutorial - with photos
Papers are available from most patchwork shops (if you're in my area check with Marion at the Quilters Angel) or you can print your own and cut them out. I prefer to use the die cut papers as they are all exactly the same size which means the project comes together beautifully
To create my pattern, I print graph paper from here and use colour pencils to design the final 'thing'
At the moment I'm working on a little lap quilt and two other small projects. The quilt will have about 800 1" hexagons.... a rather small project compared to some of them!
Mmmmm 'rouenneries' fabrics.... can't wait to get my hands on some rural jardin...
Have you seen Rosalie Quinlan's 'A Stitch in Time' book? It includes a gorgeously simple flower garden quilt using paper pieced hexagon flowers. Click here to go to Rosalie's blog for a photo ~ it's on the front cover
If you're creating with hexies, I 'd love to hear about it..... And if you have any hints and tips you can share with a novice, I'd love to hear that too!
ps ~ have a look at Linda's great tutorial for fluffy binding
pps ~ only 6 more days until I share Under the Sea block 3 :-)