While I managed to get through the hexie hubbub last year without getting sucked in, it wasn’t really because I didn’t want to. I’ve wanted to try them for a long time, but just hadn’t for one reason or another.
But last weekend as we prepped for a road trip to Olympia for the air show, I knew I’d need a project to keep my hands busy on the drive and while I sat outside the air show-proper with the dogs.
I’d gotten a tiny charm pack of Kate Spain‘s Good Fortune line at last fall’s Quilt Market and have just held on to them, but finally I had a project! They were the perfect size for the little hexagon papers I’d found and so I sat out in the waning sun, cutting hexie papers, pinning them to fabric and readying the fabric bits for our ride north.
Then ironed them precisely around the papers, stitching the corners together so they’d be ready to go in the morning.
I brought it all along in a little bag and while my daughter and the GuyFriend enjoyed the air show and commentary, I sat in the car stitching next to this little guy. (The recipient of the dog bed that he still loves.)
Along the four-hour drive I managed to hand stitch all of these together and on the drive home I stitched them to the denim. Now to make it into something useful.