Wednesday, November 11, 2015

QAYG Hexies

Everyone seems to be doing hexie quilts.  I decided to see what the fuss was about.  Goodness!  There's so many styles and sizes.  I was a little overwhelmed at the thought of cutting a zillion little templates and hand stitching everything.  Then I stumbled across a quilt-as-you-go style:  each hexagon is batted and bound.  Then you can configure the finished pieces however you wish.  Oh, this has potential!

I made my template out of a bit of heavy card stock that was leftover from making little recipe books.  It works pretty well and they're a cute size (about 4").  I'm curious how well the template will hold up.

This seemed a great project for crumbs and scraps (especially the small bits of batting I have).  The blocks are small enough not to need quilting.  We'll see what moves me.  The original plan was to machine stitch the back to the front, then hand-sew the hexagons together.  I machine stitched the first two, to see how it went.  Not bad at all.

I may switch to hand stitching.  I've long been envious of my friends that knit - they can take their projects wherever they go.  Depending on how quickly the front and backs pile up, this may be a on-the-go project.  If that's the case, I may try a little hand-quilting on the pieces as well.  Should be fun, regardless.  Another new thing to learn!

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  1. Your improv hexies are looking great! Maybe you could crochet them together? Just an idea I saw on a blog that crocheted fabric squares together for a baby blanket. Part quilt, part crochet.

  2. Sounds like you are having fun!! Sharon has a great idea of crocheting them together.


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