Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hexagon update -- and the last days for the Paper Pieces coupon!

I have been making (very) slow but steady progress on my Loulouthi hexagons for Lynne and Gayle's Hexalong.


I have loved the process but am still on the fence about the product.  I often (nearly always) have doubts about a project about 2/3 of the way through, so there's nothing terribly unusual about this; I'm reserving judgment for now, and am just going to aim to square this thing up and get on with the quilting!  Then we'll see how I feel about it....

This project is paper pieced, so it's completely handsewn, and it gave me a chance to compare making my own paper templates, using plastic Quilt Patis, and also using pre-cut paper pieces.  My conclusion: each one has its place, but I really do love the variety and convenience of the pre-cut shapes.  I have a jumbo bag of hexagons, a pack of jumbo hexagons, some divided hexagons, diamonds, clamshells, all from paperpieces.com...enough for several future projects.  I love 'em!

If you're thinking about trying pre-cuts, this is the perfect time: the coupon code generously offered by paperpieces.com when I was writing up my first (and only) tutorial this summer expires on September 30 -- but until then you can receive a 25% discount.  The code to use at checkout is QUILT25.

Have fun!  And if you try some of the precuts, I'd love to hear about it.

3 comments:

Annabella said...

Your Loulouthi hexies are looking beautiful - I often experience similar doubts but the work I`ve put into something usually convinces me to like it! Square it up - it`s going to look fabulous!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your hexies (but you already know that!) and it's going to be even more stunning than it is once it's finished!!

quirky granola girl said...

i love those pops of bright blue!