Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Believe the hex hype.

I was a skeptic.  I read this post yesterday at Film in the Fridge, but I just couldn't wrap my head around what could be so addictive about sewing little squares of fabric onto little hexagon shaped pieces of paper.  It looked tedious and boring.

I decided to try it just to see what the fuss is about.

Forty-eight 1 3/4" hexagons in one sitting in front of the TV last night.

I still have no idea what is so addictive about sewing little squares of fabric onto little hexagon pieces of paper, but, I. can't. seem. to. stop.

8 comments:

Nichole said...

i haven't been able to figure out what the hype is all about either. like you, i perceive them to be tedious and boring. it's interesting to hear that you have enjoyed making them too. maybe i'll have to give them a try when i have a bit more free time as well. do you have a plan for what you'd like to do with them?

sewtakeahike said...

they are really addicting! I still haven't gotten to the point to try them like this though. I much prefer sewing them by machine and cutting them with an acrylic template :)

Ashley said...

fun, right?!
yours look beautiful - i love them in this smaller size!

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to see what you're going to do with them all.

Jackie said...

They are addictive aren't they?? I just love doing them in front of the TV too!

Cristin said...

Really?! Ok... you got me - I may have to just try this myself! Its the stitching them all together that scares me, I think :-) Cheers!

Sarah said...

Ha! Glad you're enjoying them! I have a hexagon quilt on the go, which I started in February 2009, in 1930's reproduction prints. I go through stages... It's difficult to maintain interest long-term. :-)

ragamuffin yogini said...

Now what? They look awesome and I can see the quilt coming together....but you'll need about 3 gazillion more to make a lap quilt :)