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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hexie crazy

I watched the Craftsy online class videos tonight for Pieced Hexies with Mickey Depre. They are quite short, but give the technique and are more inspirational than anything else (for me, that is).

After watching them, I knew I didn't have the exact materials for the class, but thought I could make do with what I had. I also didn't want to try the more complex pieced hexies, so I looked at some of her other designs and saw one that I knew I could easily figure out.

I got my new Sizzix die out and some cardstock and cut out some paper pieces. Easy-peasy, and all exactly the same size! I pieced two strips of fabric together and cut them out at what I figured was approximately the right size.

I basted my hexies (with registration lines) and used the binding clips that are just so darn handy. I used two in this case, because the hexies are a little bigger than I usually use.

Once I got six basted, plus one for the center, I played! I haven't decided which layout I like best, and these probably aren't even all of the possibilities.

If I do anything with these once they are together, they may just be appliquéd in a block - I don't plan to make a whole quilt out of them. But it's really fun to just play once in a while with no end result in mind.

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