My hexie quilt is going to be one of my biggest projects ever. When my mom sent me the hexies she basted for me, together with mine I decided to start piecing right away. In case its your first time visiting, it comes to more than a 1600 one inch hexies. I am still adding more basted hexies to this collection. Most of the colours being used is either green or pink, so I'm adding blue and purple too.
(I apologize for the bad light in these pictures, its early morning and the sun is shining directly against the orange curtains right behind my cutting table.)
I started piecing hexies at random, 4 pieces at a time and by shade separating them light, medium and dark rather than colour. I have not really decided on a layout yet, but this morning I had an idea of making 'blocks' with 16 hexies in one shade. So far this is one placement I have in mind. Its rows moving diagonally from light to medium to dark, then starting again with light. So far I think I am going to stick with this placement, but I'm sure once I have pieced a lot more that this I will be able to see if I really like it and if it will work.
This has become a really nice pass time, especially on Saturday's when my husband watches every single Rugby match on tv.
I am using a light thread and was a bit worried that the stitches will be visible in the front, but the few stitches you do see, will definitely not be a distraction. I think because they are spaced so close makes the difference.
Enough playing around, I have to get busy cutting fabric for my Sugar Block Club and Lucky Stars BOM's. I still have to do April's block (sugar block club) together with May, so I have to get started, at least I've already picked out the fabrics I'm going to use for these blocks...
Linking up with WIP Wednesday over @ Freshly Pieced.