I read a bunch of tutorials and watched some videos before starting on this project. After figuring I had the basics down, and wanting to start right away, I grabbed some scraps from my IG Mini Quilt and got to work. Above is a work-in-progress photo of my practice flower. As you can see, I decided to try mixing colors, since I was trying to use up some scraps in the process.
Then I got this idea of using up some black cardstock that I had leftover from a school project. That meant tracing the hexagon shapes using a white colored pencil. Worked well enough.
I really wanted to give fussy-cutting a try, so I went back to my stash, and grabbed one of my earliest quilting fabric purchases. I should have taken a photo of the whole fabric so you could see where I took my hexagons from. Anyway, much happier with this one, and I honestly just finished stitching it up this afternoon. Nothing like waiting until the last minute!
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One of the people I "met" through Instagram was my swap mama for the mini quilt swap, Heidee. Heidee has asked quilt friends to make her a hexie flower for a quilt she wants to create. Each quilter is to send an English Paper Pieced flower. I've never done English Paper Piecing, but I'm always up for a challenge! I have chosen completing my hexie flower as my January project. Starting out simple, I know. But I've got to start somewhere. Plus I have at least the next two months worth of projects already figured out. Two of Heidee's flowers are below.
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