My first try at this technique was with larger sections and I did a pillow and finished it pretty quick. Edna taught me this in just a few minutes one day and I just love it. OK I did say I'd never do hand work, but I stand corrected.
Last night I cut out a lot of new fabrics and organized
them in my "hexie" sewing box. I cut these out with my
studio cutter which is so super fast.
Isn't this just the cutest fabric!
Yesterday I printed out some half hexies so my edges will be straight.
I've seen a lot of quilts that have the regular hex shaped edges but I just didn't
want to try to bind that. So with these half blocks my binding will be straight.
The half and whole hexie foundations all ready
Then one of those silly ideas popped out of my head.
I wanted to try a different shape.
So I made these "double hexie"
After I made the half hexie I saw it would be possible
to work in different shapes such as the double.
I am still wanting to figure out a way to work 2 different
sizes hexie into one design.
Puttering around at my jewelry bench
and made this necklace last weekend.
The focal element is from an old bracelet that I
used to wear back in the 80's.