Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hexie Crazy!


Did you see these hexies on the Hexie Love Facebook page last night? I stayed up late and stitched these beauties to the mother ship last night - ready to appliqué!!!

This afternoon I've been working on the March/April issue of Hexie Love. Oh, you're going to love this one!

As I've been inserting the articles and pictures into the issue, I've been thinking. Are some of us who love to hand baste and stitch together hexagons just a bit crazy? Some of our quilts have hundreds, or thousands, or even TENS OF THOUSANDS of these cute little hexies, some of which are only 1/4" to a side! I mean, really?

Why is it many of like, even LOVE, to do this tedious task for FUN?

As for me, I've always been a bit of an overachiever. When my mother taught me to cross stitch, I chose a huge, extremely elaborate pattern for my first piece. My first quilt was definitely not a beginner project either; it had y-seams, and appliqué, and tiny piecing. And yes, I finished it.

I think this is why I love hexagons so much. They are not the quick little project. They require thought, and focus, and planning, and determination, and lots of patience. And I can't go a day without a hexie! So if this is crazy, then bring it on!!!


2 comments:

  1. I am not sure why I love hexies so much. I do love hand work. I find basting hexies very relaxing. Something about them reminds me of simpler times, I think because of antique GFG quilts. Any size, any color, traditional or modern...love them all.

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  2. Hehe, I never take the easy option either, Julia! I adore, am addicted, in love with hexies. I even prefer to tack the fabric around/onto the paper hexie, tried the glue stick methed, eesh. Most of the people I know say hexies and epp are far too fiddly, I sat bring it on

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