First of all, piecing has begun on the Guild Raffle quilt…..
I have actually pieced 6 blocks, but managed to do one backwards!!!
Secondly, the creative group that I belong to is getting ready to meet again this next week and we are supposed to have made a start on our next project…..
One of our members, Deb, gave each of us this fun little book…..
Our challenge was to pick out one of the quilts shown in the book and use it as a jumping off point to try something new and exciting.
There were several pieces that caught my eye, but the one that I have decided on is this one…..
If you have been reading this blog for very long, you will know that I am NOT big on handwork, so I think that is why this one has appealed to me.
I used the internet to research different methods of piecing the hexagons, first coming on this blog….
…..and then checking out Bonnie Hunter’s version……
I found a wonderful website where you can print ALL different sizes of hexagon patterns……
I printed some on paper and some on cardstock just so I could see which one was easier to work with……
I pulled out my 2 inch squares and picked out a few to practice with. I prepared some of them with the basting stitch on the back of the patch and some with the stitching on the front….
I decided that I really like using paper patterns better as I can sew thru the paper when I am preparing the hexagons and that seems easier to me, even though it means that I have to remove the basting after the fact. Also, the paper gives a softer edge to use when putting the hexies together.
SO….now I have to decide exactly what I am going to MAKE with my hexies. I like the idea of it being a bit more artsy and not just another Grandmother’s Flower Garden. I am thinking about maybe doing blacks and greys, or maybe blues and greens, or how about a rainbow of colors…..AACK…..too many choices!!!!