I've been so very busy lately, stitching and drawing constantly! And when I'm not doing those things I've been loading the car and hitting the road for a quilt show. It's been a fun fall!
Since The Gardens Of A King quilt is finished, I've been getting the pattern ready and it is nearing the end! I'm teaching English Paper Piecing tomorrow in Ft. Dodge, IA and I needed to replenish my freezer paper hexies. Since I had lots of scraps of freezer paper left over from making 'George", as I fondly refer to The Gardens Of a King...
I thought I'd use them up into a FEW hexies! Here is what I got from the scraps! These are all 1" hexies.
And these area few of the 3/4" hexies!
And this is what's left! It's a great way to use up scraps. The black squares you see there are the dies for my cutter. Works really great to run them through the die cutter. I can get 8 layers at a time in paper or fabric! Before you know it you have hundreds of hexies!
I mentioned I am working on the new pattern. When I do the covers, I get a very different look from what I see on my computer and what is actually printed, so I do lots of tests and then end up throwing away all these great pictures that I have no use for...booo hooo...
When I made the quilt, Life In The Midwest, I printed the hexie shapes onto photo paper by accident. Well, I ended up using the glue stick and it worked great, that is until I figured out the starch method! But there are occasions when I still use the glue stick when I am basting. So as I was about to throw these colorful pictures away tonight, but decided to give them a whirl through the cutter!
How fun are these!??!
Now I can't wait to use the glue stick, and baste a few hexies on these cute little hexie papers. Maybe I'll let my students take a few tomorrow to practice with. Fun fun!
I cut ALL of these hexies in about 7 minutes...now back to work on the new pattern! 7 minutes is all I can relax tonight! If you haven't been here in a while, go back a few posts and see the new quilt made with English Paper Piecing, Appliqué and Wool Appliqué. The Gardens Of A King, my interpretation of the King George III Coverlet, will be available in pattern for very soon.
Have a great weekend!