One of the items on my sewing bucket list is hexies. For years, I have admired others making hexie quilts and marveled at their beautiful quilts.
I have watched UTube, tutorials, read how-to's and even set up my own hexie board on Pinterest.
With the encouragement of my partner in crime aka Carmen, I have begun my first hexie quilt. One of my favorite quilting magazines is Primitive Quilts and Projects. In the Spring 2013 issue there is a hexie quilt named Stars in the Garden. Vicki Olsen the designer and maker of this quilt made her hexes quiet small 3/8." Yikes! Since this is my first hexie quilt I am making mine 1."
Yesterday was my first day working on the quilt, the first of the five large stars is started and I have begun basting the hexagons to the papers. So far so good, no meltdowns.
Hexies make an excellent traveling project, waiting room project, stitch a few during lunch project. With the long winter months ahead, am hoping to stitch these as I watch evening television and before bedtime.
For accountability purposes, my partner in crime and I have scheduled hexie work days to keep us motivated. There will be super fun stuff in conjunction with the project: trips to the quilt store, stopping at some antique shops, exchanging baked goods, and sharing other projects. Hexie life is good.
Since this is my first hexie, please share tips and advice. This novice is willing to listen.