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 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 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.


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!