Off and on over the past several years, this beautiful hexi project from Gipsy Quilt has popped in and out of blogs and up on Pinterest. It recently resurfaced as a link in my StitchMAP e-mail group and this time I looked at it through eyes that have crazy quilted *and* fallen head-over-heals in love with hexagons. A wacky-wonderful combo!
Magnifique, right?! Anyway, I contacted Gipsy and she sent me a pdf of the process and technique. Yay!!
Ahem. While I'm *far* away from doing any actual stitching, my brain is rolling with ideas. So it was time to pull out my quilting journal. (No surprise it's purple, right?!)
The first thing I did was brainstorm ideas for block themes. I got my sisters in on the job, too. We have an ongoing four-way text conversation going, so that was easy and they were all very helpful!
Next thing was to decide how many blocks I wanted to and how I wanted to put them together.
Then I had to decide a size and make a template in card stock.
And then it was time for the fun stuff!! I started with, well, block one! Since this is a journal quilt, I figure the center block should start at the beginning!
Now . . . only 36 more templates/themes to go!
Luckily, I'm thinking this will be a long term project, spanning a couple of years. Like most of my projects. Hah! Linking this up to Sarah Did It! and her HeLP for Hexie-aholics linky party! :)
In the meantime, I'm playing around on my crayon-tinted cornucopia. I love how this is turning out!
The variegated brown floss on the cornucopia really gives it depth, I think. I'll probably work on this some more this afternoon . . . as some Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts!
Ah, and don't forget! I'll be guest posting the recipe for Holiday Biscotti on Sew Crafty Angel next week -- the 19th to be specific. I hope to see you there!