I have been itching to start something new, and with summer having set in, and feeling like I have less and less time down in my sewing room, I thought a hand sewing project was just the ticket. Something sort of mindless that I can take along on various upcoming trips, or easily transport to sit outside on the deck while enjoying the beautiful weather.
For the moment anyway, I have my eyes set on a scrappy hexie quilt. I have been trying to tame my scrap bins, and this might actually help me make a dent, as it looks like I'll need about 1200 1" hexagons for a throw size quilt. I dug out my paper hexagon templates, scrap bins, and used my Accuquilt GO! Baby and hexagon die (the 3" die works perfectly for 1" hexagons) to quickly cut a whole slew of fabric hexagons to start basting. I am using the common English Paper Piecing method, if your interested, Christina has a great post from a while back with a review of a bunch of different variations to EPP.
I'm not quite sure of where this is going just yet layout-wise, I can't decide between going completely scrappy (like this and this) or a more "controlled" scrappy, by piecing together scrappy flowers like above. I'm really torn. What do you think?? I stitched together a few flowers to see what I thought, but I'm still undecided.
For the time being, I suppose I'll baste until my fingers fall off, and go from there. What about you? Do you have any on-the-go project favorites??