Wednesday, January 13, 2016
I've had a slew of new visitors to the blog this week due to Catherine Redford's blog hop! So maybe I need to provide you newbies here a bit of an explanation? What is a curved hexie???? And what does the new Hexie Love Curved Hexagon Ruler do????
Well, we all know how expensive it is to buy hexagon paper pieces that are already cut into little pieces to cover in fabric and put back together, right? And we're always looking for new ways to make hexie quilts, right?
I thought it would be fun and really cool to put some curves in our hexagons. Let's get curvy!
And I came up with the idea for the ruler to allow quilter to cut their own curves into their papers!
So now you can play with your papers and cut hundreds of combinations of curves yourself, saving lots of money - with one ruler and a set of 2" hexagon papers, you can go to town!
The ruler is designed specifically for 2" hexagon papers. Check out my YouTube channel to see exactly how the ruler works!
The examples shown here are just the tip of the iceberg! I haven't finished stitching them together yet as you might notice. I'm using water soluble papers (available HERE), glue basting, and then machine stitching them together. I'm using this technique because I have to stay a step or two ahead of my readers and I'm always in a time crunch.
I've designed a quilt called BLISS using these curved hexagons - the ongoing pattern is published in my on-line magazine, Hexie Love. The magazine also contains interesting articles about hexie artists, fun patterns, and much, much more - and is only $5.00 per issue.
And so, hopefully if you're new here you now see what I do! And for you longtime faithful readers, thanks for sticking with this explanation!
And moving on...
For some reason, the links in the current issue of Hexie Love aren't working. I have to compress the PDF file before I publish so it won't take you eons to download and somehow in that process, the links were affected. Sorry about this! I'm going to add a new tab to the top of the blog: ERRATA. I'll try to do this later today and in it you'll find the links you need.
I'll also be drawing a winner for the Curved Hexagon Ruler later today, so stay tuned! Let's go HEXIE!