When I was first bitten by the quilting bug in October 2014, I was like a kid in an amusement park wanting to do EVERYTHING–quilt-alongs, swaps, online bees, new block tutorials/blog hops, classes, conferences, workshops, etc. A 2017 goal has been to be more intentional in all areas of my life including nutrition, exercise, and my quilting passion. It has finally become clear to me that I can’t do EVERYTHING (a lesson I seem to need to learn multiple times!). But I’ve been wanting to replace the extremely dated pillows on the couch in my office for a few years and even made it a 2017 quilting goal back in December. When I saw Nicole@Modern Handcraft’s Hexie Pillow, I decided those were the kind of pillows I wanted to make to complement the Rainbow LOVE pillow I have on a chair in my office.
The Drop Everything and Make it (DrEAMi) moment for me was when I found out in February about a swap on Instagram for rainbow hexies in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple (#rainbowhexieswap2). I signed up to make 120 rainbow hexies, and I will be getting 120 different rainbow hexies back made by many different people.
I made about half of these when I was at a work conference last month. I totally get why people like English Paper Piecing when they’re away from their sewing machines. It sure helped me sit in a chair for lots of hours. I thread-basted my hexies which takes a little time. I’ve heard that glue basting is faster, and maybe I’ll try that method some day.
Do you like EPP, and if you do, what kind of basting do you prefer?
Linking up to MMM! Quilts: DrEAMi link-up #3.