Hexies Addiction - Maybe a future quilt?

Hello everyone! I’m new on Lettuce Craft, I loved Craftster dearly and I’m glad it’s here.

Lately I have found myself in love with hexies and paper piecing these flowers! My original plan was to maybe make a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt, but the thought of making roughly 1 million white hexies was… Well… Boring. :grimacing:

Lately I’ve been considering just going with them side by side and keeping the random colorful selections I have going, which is basically just me refusing to work with any fabric I don’t absolutely love. Haha

Am I crazy?? Will this take me forever, what do you guys think?

Also, if anyone has done a quilt with paper piecing, I’d love to hear about your experience!

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Hi and glad you found your way here!

I’ll let the quilters chime in with their advice and experience, but wanted to say I love your fabric choices, as well as your cat friend!
:smile_cat:

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Hi! :slight_smile:

There’s a quilt-along you might find helpful.

Hexies are so cute to embelish things with too.

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this. do this.

A huge quilt with hexies can be overwhelming. You can always do a cheater method, where you make them until you’re sick of them, and then just stitch them onto a top, bind it, and use it. Then it will be everything you love. and most likely it will be organic/asymmetrical. Good and finished is better than perfect and seemingly endless. BUT, go where you feel is best - you might just be inspired to finished it!

Finally - so happy you are here!

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No more crazy than the rest of us! :laughing: I like @JoyfulClover’s theory of making them until you’re tired of it and see how much quilt that gets you. Maybe it’ll be a whole crazy flowered quilt, and maybe it’ll be something you patchwork onto a larger top, and either way you’ll end up with something cool. :green_heart:

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yaaaassss, @thanate

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Thank you so much! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

She’s a really good helper. When she’s not terrified of the ceiling fan or harassing her brothers. :sweat_smile:

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Hi! :slight_smile:

There’s a quilt-along you might find helpful.

Ooh, thank you! I will check it out for sure.

Hexies are so cute to embelish things with too.

You know, I have been thinking about this, because on my journey I have ended up with a lot of singles or random 2 or 3 that I don’t want to use in a flower; I think they are just so precious to me that I’m scared to do something I won’t like! But I think it would be really satisfying to really use them on something that’s completed, so thank you for the suggestion. :slightly_smiling_face:

@JoyfulClover

You can always do a cheater method, where you make them until you’re sick of them, and then just stitch them onto a top, bind it, and use it. Then it will be everything you love. and most likely it will be organic/asymmetrical. Good and finished is better than perfect and seemingly endless.

I do like this idea a lot; struggling with perfection and actually finishing things is an area of development for me; I think this idea has a lot of merit and might be a great idea, thank you!

Very true. I am loving it.

Wow, thank you all of everyone for being so welcoming; it’s really sweet, thanks for letting me share my little project with you and for giving me your feedback! :heart_eyes: I feel excited about continuing with your ideas.

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There are some pictures floating around on LC, but I’ve made a 2 x 2 m quilt top, all hand sewn scrappy hexies - so no flowers, just totally random. I’m currently working on hand quilting it. It has taken me literal years, on and off. I’ve found out I love hand sewing a lot or I wouldn’t have made it this far.

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I love those little hexies.

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Congrats! Your hexies are one of this week’s featured projects! You are awesome!

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I am in no way affiliated with this site, but I saw this YEARS ago on Pinterest and have said I would make it one day. It’s less hexies, but you still get the overall feel.

I love all your little flowers. They are so pretty and happy! I can’t wait to see what you do with them.

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@gozer , I think I have that one pinned, too!! I’d totally forgotten about it; that would be a great idea to use up a bunch of singles. Thank you so much!

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If you make it, I want to see it!!!

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I also love your selection of colors and fabrics you love! <3

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