first of many that'll get done whenever.... so another UFO to add to the list for 2016, a list that is already groaning from sheer volume. mega-fun ahead indeed!
Monday, October 12, 2015
into the world of hexies...all it took was a project that wowed me and a way to conquer the short, chunky fingers handicap. barbara brackman posted a photo of a beautiful antique quilt, the 1861 healy quilt, and right away went to inklingo, printed out hexie patterns, cut up a bunch of papers and pulled some fabrics. my first attempt was hexies that were really too large for this small quilt project so back to the drawing board, tried smaller ones and they worked out perfect. am only going to make it large enough to get the full pattern effect. past hexie efforts were abandoned due to difficulties maneuvering the tiny pieces, but found that was probably cutting my fabric units too small, resulting in war with papers and enough fold over fabric. now finding that fabric pieces cut a tad larger are working up easier and actually fun! ok, so now i get it! sunday's project was to fill my busy box with papers and fabrics for the immediate future and maybe beyond. here is my first "flower" if you will, and am pretty pleased with the process AND the outcome.