Laying out the hexagons

Mal | Handmade,Media,Quilting,Sewing,Universal,Works in Progress | Thursday, March 26th, 2009

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Now that the french knots are temporarily put to rest, I am back to the hexagons. Last night, I pulled out the box of basted hexes and laid them out randomly, testing out color combinations and feeling very satisfied with the results.

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This project definitely does chew up a lot of time. But, I find the stitching so meditative and a little bit sweet, so I don’ tmind it at all. Because the hexes are so small, it’s a breeze to do this work during my subway commute. I’ve got my supplies packed in a small plastic container and as long as I’ve got a seat, I can stitch about 10 hexes before I get to work and another 10 on the way home.

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8 Comments »

  1. It’s beautiful!

    The one thing I’m confused about: do you pull out the papers before you stitch the hexes together or after you’ve basted the hexes? What I mean is, do you need enough paper pieces for an entire project at once or can you just reuse the same 10 or so over and over again for the same project?

    Comment by Melissa — 26 March 2009 @ 7:36 am

  2. those are beautiful! you must show the stitching on the back too, please! great macro pix you got of it as well! :-)

    Comment by julochka — 26 March 2009 @ 12:32 pm

  3. @Melissa: I’ll put some brief instructions in an upcoming post and illustrate it with photos!

    Comment by Mal — 26 March 2009 @ 3:36 pm

  4. @julochka: I’ll show the back in an upcoming entry! Promise!

    Comment by Mal — 26 March 2009 @ 3:37 pm

  5. These are beautiful. WIll you please post or direct me to instructions on making this quilt. Barb

    Comment by Barb — 27 March 2009 @ 4:47 am

  6. @Barb: Check this post for links to several tutorials. I am doing the traditional English Paper Piecing method listed there.

    Comment by Mal — 30 March 2009 @ 9:07 pm

  7. Somehow I missed this post earlier! Many of us want to know, do you have plans for what they’ll be? How big are you going to go with the layout? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

    Comment by Leslie — 1 April 2009 @ 3:35 pm

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