Friday, October 23, 2009

Heaps of Hexagons

Last week when my MIL was here for a few days, I pulled out my plan B hexagons to show her how I'd learned to do them at a hand quilting class years ago. I knew once I got her started she'd be hooked. Well in the course of a few hours we (really she) got quite a few done... and when my older son came home from school... even he had to try too.

So I have a nice stack done, with more of my charm pack left to transform into hexagons as you can see. I've been browsing Flickr and the web, contemplating designs. I did come across a link from Cia's Palette that will generate hexagon paper piecing grids that you can print out along with other shapes, just click here.

Now the trick is just to remember to take these along in my bag... I spent a half an hour at the docter the other day wishing I had them with me!


Jackie said...

Love your hexies! I have the dies to cut the fabric and the freezer paper (1/4") smaller than fabric. It is such a breeze this way, no rotary cutting. I love it. I really need to get back to my hexies. Isn't it addicting?

Needled Mom said...

I really love the hexagon quilt craze. They are such a wonderful project to take along wherever you go.

Mrs Quilty said...

I love your hexagons and to think, you used charm packs. I don't think I knew that could be done! I am glad to learn it and may have to try that soon. I checked out that link and it looks so easy but they come out adorable!! Very impressive.

Chris said...

Looking forward to seeing more progress. I want to start a hexagon quilt this winter.

Marianne said...

Those are gorgeous hexies! If you are using charms, are they near 5 inches finished?

Good job on getting some help from your MIL!!!