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.
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!
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!
No more crazy than the rest of us! 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.
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.
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! I feel excited about continuing with your ideas.
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.