I then read my comments on my blog and saw that Katie suggested hexies. Well I have a love hate relationship with them. I love to do them and it amazes me of the combinations I can come up with, but I sit to long and don't get up and move. I really need to be walking 10 miles a day and I would rather sit because the pain with the arthritis gets to me so bad. Another story! So see what I did do last night. Yes I started another scrappy project and I was hooked for a couple hours. My husband just frowns when he sees me bring out something else to work on. I plan on getting a kit together to have some to go with for this project. I found my templates and printed them out and grabbed thread, pins, scissors and scraps and I was content. Today I have to move some or I will be permanently stuck in the chair. But I will get to them when I do sit down.
The white is an off white on off white print. It was cut as a border for a quilt and this is what is left over. Tomorrow I will show you the scrappy English Paper Pieced Hexies I have started to assemble into a quilt top. It will take a century to finish, but it uses up small pieces.
Here are the shapes I used. They are 3/4inch on the long side. Not very big. The block is about 5 3/4 inches square when finished. Lots of small pieces will get used up with this one. I hand tacked all the seams down to the templates and whip stitched all the pieces together.
Her is another example of EPP I have done. The completed flower shape is only 2 1/2 inches across. The half flower is the same. I made each hexie shape about the size of a nickel. Also the hexie fabric I used is a combination of two strips sewn together in the middle and fussy cut them so they look like a layered flower when sewn together.