They’re little, teeny half-inch hexagons that will embellish the side of a project bag found in Hexa Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher. (Sorry, Jessica, for name-dropping on someone else’s hexie book–but rest assured, your hexie book is on my shopping list!) The fabric is just completely random scraps I found in the bottom of a stash box.
It was the Life Under Quilts and A Few Scraps blogs that first introduced me to the idea of English Paper Piecing/hexagon quilting last year. (Ironic that my first hexie book wasn’t Quilting on the Go…) The idea’s been sitting in the back of my mind since, and then I saw Hexa Go-Go at the fabric shop I visited with my bestie over Christmas break, saw the author’s little blurb about how hexagons were “quilting’s answer to knitting,” and I decided that it was time to learn. Lack of portability has been my main reason to avoid sewing and quilting all these years, and portability is one of the reasons why I love knitting so much. I’m no stranger to crafting in public, and I’d love to include sewing and quilting in my arsenal of portable crafting!
Making hexies is fun. It’s super simple and they come together really quick, and they’re way, way cute. I’m planning to make my son’s upcoming “big boy bed” quilt with some sort of hexagon design element because I love the technique so much.
I’m trying to decide on the fabrics for the rest of the bag, so my sewing desk looks like this:
Too much cute! (And can you tell that I mostly make things for little girls?)