Yeah, they are kinda addicting. I started out just making enough to make some mug rugs. But then, I really wanted to keep making them. So I fired up my trust EQ7 and designed this little wall hanging. I churned out blue hexies, and thought how cute some bees would look, so I pieced some black and yellow and to make a pieced hexie!
My original thought was to do some hand stitching ala Laura Wasilowski, but I changed direction when I saw how well my Bernina 550 did a double blanket stitch with King Tut thread. And I was inspired to free motion quilt the petals in the hexie petals, and pebble the flower centers!
And I am pretty proud of the back, also! I usually would match my bobbin thread to my backing fabric, but I was afraid of having black thread pop up in the blue sky, so I threw caution to the wind and went for white!
Mickey has written a book "Pieced Hexies - A New Tradtion in English Paper Piecing" which will be available in September. Pieced Hexies has its own Facebook page; if this has interested you, stop by and like it, and browse at all the fun things you can do with hexagons!