Remember my 3/4″ Hexagons that I started WAY back in October right after Liam was born? I am giving up on them. They are just too dang tiny and I feel like they don’t show enough of each print, especially when I am trying to fussy cut an image. Hexagon’s have become huge in the Modern Quilting world in the last 6 months, so I can learn not only from my mistakes, but from everyone else experiences.
I’m working on the hexagons again because I needed something to handsew tonight at a “Stitch N Bitch” group I am going to. It’s through the mother’s club here in Petaluma and meets at a wine bar, so I didn’t think my sewing machine would be welcome. It’s open to all crafters, but most of the women, I am assuming, will be knitters. I really want to connect with other creative types in my new town, so hopefully this will be a good start.
I decided to do 1.5″ hexes, because I figure I can cover more ground, plus I love that this size shows off more of the fabric. It seems that 1″ are the most popular over in the Hexagon Piece-a-long on Flickr. If you use that size, you can use a 5″ charm pack and get 4 hex’s out of each charm.
I love Melanie’s idea for making a fussy cut template. Centering the images on my old hexes was a pain in the butt, so this is a sanity-saver with the new hexes. I didn’t have any template plastic laying around, so I just cut a template from the same cardstock that I am using to make my hexagons (which, btw, is leftover from my wedding. Gotta love using what you have.)
Time to drink some wine and sew me some hexes!