per Betsy's request here's my hexagon project.
It's a pattern from "The American Quilter" magazine, in May's issue this year. (COOLIO, they have the issue online free to view and print - click on the link). It was designed with 1/2" hexs, but I'm using 3/4" (which is the size of each side of the hexs).
And if you look closely the background is all hexs too.....crazy I know. It has a total of 537 hexs.
So, it took me several weeks to cut 2" squares and then "square" them down to 1/4" seam allowance, then I've been basting! I did go ahead and piece together one section just to feel "accomplished":
All my pieces are in baggies. One large bag that holds the basted hexs and another one to hold the ones to be basted. Then I have little baggies sorted by colors/sections...I'm beyond organized with this project:
(those are the unbasted hexs)
I did finish making a pin cushion with my very first hex project. It was a free sample from Paper Pieces, in fact it is this exact size that I'm using....this is what had me hooked:
I have my girls working on a summer project with prize money involved (hey, bribery isn't a bad thing). One is doing it with 2 1/2" hexs and all sorts of scraps from my scrap bin. The other is using pink and green left overs from her Pink & Green Monster quilt and her hexs are 3"...HUGE! They are in the basting process right now, but it looks like they might be piecing in the next week or so--I'll have more pictures to share then.
I'm pre-posting this post being I'll be on my way to Hershey to see Quilt Odyssey with 6 friends ...a full van! So lots of pictures to share for Sunday's post!
Have a good weekend everyone!