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I decided to make a go of One Flower Wednesday. Have never made a hexie in my life. But they are so cute. I thought maybe I'd just try one. Just to see if they're as addicting as everyone says. And if not, it's okay. I don't have to keep making them. I can drop out. I mean, it's not like dropping out of high school. And if I do like them, I should be able to handle making just one per week. Seems like a doable thing. And if not, I don't think there's any punishment or consequences if I got behind.. so what's not to love? My kind of commitment. ;)
So I managed to make one. Hmm. I'm not addicted yet, but I did surprise myself. I never thought I'd have the patience for it but it really WAS kind of fun. :) I may not be quite there yet, but I can see and understand why people get addicted.
I had been thinking about trying it out, and got a hexie ruler/template, but it turns out, looking around online, I found a printable download of hexie sheets. Easy! This is the fabric I'm using:
Here is the fabric and the printable paper pieces:
My very first ever hexie! In the shape of a hexagon. For real. I kept it from turning into a circle or any other wonky shape. (inner gasp)
Even though, when I was done, the papers were completely crinkly!
Ready to be sewn together..
All that hand sewing. Plus some finger sticks...
And she's done! I know that's a lot of fanfare for just one little hexie, but it is something completely new to me.. and I like it. Who knew? And if it weren't for blogland, and my new bloggy friends, I may have never ever tried one. So thanks friends for being inspiring. Your creativity is amazing!
P.S. I'm kind of looking forward to hexie #2 next week. :)
Welcome! I just joined about 4 weeks ago, and so glad I did. I was not a blogger, so I am also learning that... And loving it. Need to take my photo & post today still.
I love your fabric line and your flower is wonderful... Looking forward to watching your garden grow!
Congratulations on taking the plunge and making a great start!! I hope it is a journey you enjoy :-) Your first flower is very sweet - that is a gorgeous range you are using. (I print my hexies onto very light card rather than paper which I find a bit easier to handle).
Hello! I'm here from the small blog meetup. I love your hexagon; I'm dying to try making hexagons myself, but I have so many projects in progress right now I'm making myself wait until I get some of them done! I've only been blogging for about a month too, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else you will show off in the months to come! :)
Hi, I stopped by from Lily's Quilts and your blog comment. The hexagon flower looks great!
My tip: buy some freezer paper pre-cut templates from this site (I love the 4 inch size, perfect for using 5 inch charm pack fabrics!). They iron to the fabric, so no need for pins!: http://avelisquilts-ivil.tripod.com/id165.html
I have completely fallen in love with English paper piecing if you couldn't tell from my blog. If you fall head over heals all of a sudden and want to try something besides hexies, there is a button on my blog (up top) with all kinds of resources for you.
Plus I'll have more in the near future. I don't know why I like EPP so much but I really do.