On June 5, 2011, the fate of the world hung in balance while hordes of hexagons battled the earth.... The Attack of The Hexagons. In Technicolor.
Yes, folks, it's the hexie episode. Jaye of www.artquiltmaker.com (and http://artquiltmaker.com/blog) has convinced me--and Pam of Hip to Be a Square podcast--to take on the hexie challenge. We're inviting you to wander along the yellow hexie road with us to Oz. Or, at least, to join us in our hexie adventures and hopefully actually finish the dang quilt. In this episode I describe how this all came about, exactly what we mean--and don't mean--about doing this as a quilt-along, and some things I've already learned about working with hexies along the way. By that, I mean, doing math.
Here are the fabrics I'll be using--or, at least, will most likely be using. Or not. Maybe take some out, add others...it's still in progress. But the basic color scheme will say the same.
My hexies will be about 5" finished, I think. I might have to try a few with scraps to see if that's a size I can live with for a long time to come.
Mentioned in this episode:
Jaye's initial blog entry about hexagons that ultimately got me involved. (Note that this blog entry also has links to other photos and design possibilities.)
Little Bluebell's blog entry with information and the Kaye Wood cutting technique video link.
Clearview 60 degree Triangle Ruler with no blunted tip' (Mine's the 10" size, they're available in other sizes.) And don't just trash the packaging--there's ideas on that too.
I also picked up the Fons and Porter templates in case I want to use them to double check the accuracy of my hexies cut the Kaye Wood way, or if I want to make hexies out of scraps.
I also mentioned Sandy's blog at "Quilting and More" in which she talked me into buying the pattern and hardware kit for making hanging name badge bags. It's a nice kit, and she speaks highly of it!
Don't forget to post photos of your own hexies as finished products or WIPs (or UFOs--maybe this can be your inspiration to finish them!) to the Quilting...for the Rest of Us Flickr group! (You'll need to have a Flickr account to post--it's free and easy to set up. Join us!)
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