I just can't get enough of it.
I've been wanting to try my hand at English paper piecing and I couldn't think of a better place to start than with hexagons. I'm not alone, I see them popping up all over blogland and flickr, so many little hexagons to be made.
Really aside from knitting it is the perfect portable craft. One little baggie filled with fabric squares, paper hexagons, a needle, thread and you are set. I can see how nice it'll be to sit outside on a warm summer day sewing hexagons and not missing a second of summer. Ah...that's the way it should be done...sewing and sunshine.
I used the tutorial from TheSometimesCrafter. She also has a pdf template for 2 inch hexagons available for download. That size seems just right for me, don't want to start with 1 inch hexagons and completely overwhelm myself. By the way, I've seen other tutorials where people have trimmed their fabric squares to the shape of hexagons but really this is an unnecessary step and expends a lot of extra time that can be given to hexagon making. Just cut your fabric squares, fold and sew.
I'm still unsure what the end product will be. I was thinking about a pillow cushion or table runner but then again a quilt might be nice. My kids think I'm making beehive. What ever I end up with, I'll warn you ahead of time making hexagons is addictive.
Happy (Good) Friday, can you believe it April already??