I thought, while I am talking about my quilt, I would tell you how I am preparing the hexies for sewing. To start with, I used the precut papers, but I quickly realised with the size of it, I would be spending lots of money on those. I downloaded a few papers off the net, but then I had to cut them out. I am too impatient , wanting to get to the sewing part of it.
My daughter found some cutters, I think they are meant for scrap booking, but they work well, and so I am now cutting them out with the cutter.
I cut the fabric into squares, and then use a glue pen, sewline, to glue them. Then I put the right sides together and whip stitch.
I have tried a lot of different threads, but have settled on rasant. They all seem to shred if they are too long. A thimble and a nice fine needle with a good sized eye help.
Ok. Back to the quilt. I have stitched madly, and have done the centre. And I love it. But what now.? I had it all planned with a few rows of lighter browns , a row of colored flowers ,another few rows of light brown, then fill it up to the edge of the quilt with random creams, light golds and light tans.
After making a lot of stops and starts, and lots of indecision I am at this stage. Still not convinced it is the right decision.
I am continuing to sew. Lots of hexies to sew together before the major decision is to be made. I have found that I have to sew them into rows, and blocks, and then leave them in place for a while, and see if they jell for me. Back to work .