Friday, April 24, 2015
Hexie Love Sneaky Peaky!
Here is a small peak at one project you'll see in the next issue of Hexie Love, coming out NEXT WEEK! This is a fun one - I believe in living your passion. So if you LOVE hexies, you want to not only make them, you want to WEAR THEM! That's enough hints for now...
Last night we went to the baseball game - Auburn vs. Georgia. I took a baggy of hexies to baste, but the game was too exciting! We got home about 9 - not late at all. But this morning Hubby and I were both tired - guess we're showing our age a bit!
FYI, Geta Grama is selling some of her iconic hexie quilts, including the one on the cover of the first issue of Hexie Love. Check them out here. I would love to have one of these in my collection! Speaking of collections... in the past week I've added two antique hexie quilts to my collection. Actually, one is just a top, but it's in perfect condition and I plan to finish it. I'll show pictures soon. I have this friend who has become my PHS (Personal Hexie Shopper). When she spots a hexie quilt or hexie item for sale, she lets me know. And 9 times out of 10, I jump on it! Aren't I lucky?
Did you know that Mary Kerr has an exhibit of antique hexie quilts in Paducah this week? If you are there, check it out! Mary has a wonderful article on saving old hexie quilts in the new issue of Hexie Love.
Also new in Hexie Land... I'm looking into putting together kits for next year's Progressive Quilt in Hexie Love. I've already designed the quilt - it's gorgeous and it's wall to wall hexies - no appliqué. The kits would include all the fabric, precut into hexagons, and the papers for English Paper Piecing. I'd love to find out how many would have interest in a kit. FYI, the fussy cutting would all be done for you! Great time saver! Get right to the sewing.
I'll be talking to someone about the cost of laser cutting kits this afternoon- I'll see what kind of pricing I can get. If it all works out, I'll attend Quilt Market and purchase the fabrics at wholesale. I'm hoping to keep the kit prices as low as possible! Many of you have told me (on Facebook) that you'd need to see the pattern before deciding if you'd be interested in a kit. I can't show the entire quilt pattern, but I will show you a sneak peak:
Big and small hexies flowers meander across the top. It's a very free form design. I haven't added color to the pattern yet, but maybe you can get the idea?
So why am I planning so early? Well, if there's one thing I've learned about the magazine business, it's that you have to plan way ahead! That's why most magazines are working on their Christmas issue in July! :)
So let me know what you think about kits! Yay or Nay?