Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Decisions, Decisions

Here are the hexies I've made up to now using the english paper piecing method which is basting paper onto the wrong side of fabric.  These are made out of recycled pj's, sheets & pillow cases.  It is my goal for this quilt to be made out of all re-purposed fabric.  I have more that I've made, but I didn't include hexies made out of t-shirt jersey.  I'll save those for another project.  I'm anxious to start sewing some of the hexies together.  I know I don't want to do Grandma's Garden pattern.  I would like to do something like this water colour quilt   I think now after looking at that quilt again that I need to make more hexies before I start sewing them together.  Then I think the game plan will be to group them into colour groups then randomly sew the groups of colours together. 
What do you guys think?


Plain and Joyful Living said...

Those are great. Did you use the paper backing method or do you hand paste the edges down first or just leave them raw?
Warm wishes, Tonya

Crunchy Diva said...

Thanks I'm enjoying making them for some reason. I'm using the paper backing metod just basting the paper to the wrong side of the fabric. I need LOTS more...lol.

camille creates said...

Hi Crunchy Diva, I would love to send to some scraps for your quilt and paper hexies I won't use. I love English paper piecing. I have a grandmothers flower garden started too.
I would keep the hexie to one type of fabric. It looks like you're using cottons.
I would sew them together as you go. It helps keep motivated to see the project together.

It is niced to meet a new blog friend.

Crunchy Diva said...

@camille ~ i will sooooo take you up on that offer....lol...cotton would be awesome. i will sew them together once i get a bunch of similar colours. i'm wanting to do a more water colour type quilt. i'm going to send you an email....lol

Karen said...

An excellent idea!