Attack of the Hexies Returns

Hexies - January

Hexies – January

For months I didn’t work on the Hexies project, then on the first I just dove in and added rows. I am not sure why except that it didn’t require cutting. The hexagons were there, the piece was there and I needed something to sew.

I got my head around the Y seams and did it. I didn’t want to sew one hexagon on at a time and I had a row started, so I finished the row and worked on sewing the whole row on at a time. It was a lot of stopping and starting, but I just did it. I developed a system and kept at it.

Things I have to figure out:

  • How big to make it. It seems small now, but I know that if I fill my design wall it makes a pretty big quilt.
  • Whether to unsew a section where I sewed two of the same fabrics together.
  • How to finish the border – to square it off or leave it jaggedy. I am not sure I can face all those mitered binding corners

I  plan to just work on it until I am done with the top.

Hexagon Related Posts:
Little Bluebell’s Cutting Instructions
May 21, 2011 – Hooked on Hexagons
June 1, 2011 – Hexagons Follow-up
June 7, 2011 – Attack of the Hexies
June 9, 2011 – Hexagons tutorial
October 20, 2011- Hexagons Return
November 13, 2012- Blue Chair Blog Hexagon Sewing tutorial
June 28, 2013- Hexagon Clarification

September 5, 2013 – Hexies Return

About Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.
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4 Responses to Attack of the Hexies Returns

  1. Jen says:

    It is looking good so far!

  2. kelly o! says:

    Looks great!

    I vote to leave the same-fabric-touching pieces. If the fabrics were truly placed randomly, there’d be more of those SFTs.

    • Jaye says:

      After reviewing my podcast notes for the Design Series on Focal Point AND after quizzing the Young Man on what thing in the quilt was not like the other, I decided to leave it. He didn’t even notice and he has been helping me design quilt all his life. If anyone asks, I’ll say it is my focal point. 😉

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