Monday, October 14, 2013
Hexies are Sexy
In a couple of weeks we will be going away on holiday. Hurrah! Super exciting, but my mind has already switched into vacation mode. I'm loathe to start any big projects, I'm not even thinking about Christmas (only 71 days away - whatever.) I just want quick projects that I can complete in an hour or two.
My scrap basket is out of control at the moment. I struggle to throw fabric scraps away so I've been trying really hard to bust the ever growing pile and make use of what I have. I've been seeing hexagon projects around and I decided on a whim the other night that making hexis would be preferable to watching my husband's choice of Die Hard 4. Each hexi is quick to make, it's very calming to sit and stitch in front of the TV, and there is a real sense of achievement once your little hexi collection grows!
I'd never made any before so I just printed off this page of paper templates and I watched a couple of You Tube videos to get me started.
There will be no hexi quilt - that's just crazy talk. Imagine how many you would need!? Especially since these little babies are only 1" hexies. I plan to use these just as pretty embellishments on small projects. You can see that I've already stitched a few together (the love birds) and I will applique them to a denim pouch that I have cut out and ready to sew. I plan to use it to carry my money while I'm away.
They suit small ditsy prints and fussy cuts, so it's fun picking through the scraps to find fabrics that will work as a small unit. I don't have a lot of small prints, they are definitely something I need to add to my stash, as I find I tend to be drawn to larger prints.
These little hexagons are quite addictive! Do you make them? What type of projects have you used them for?