Monday, January 28, 2013

Just Do It

Last year I wanted very badly to try my hand at paper piecing. The hexagon cut outs were purchased, but there was always an excuse in my head of why I could not get started.  For some reason I was really intimidated with the process and thought that it would be very time consuming. HA, as if cutting, machine piecing, basting, and quilting isn't time consuming. So while listening to one of the boys read and write sentence, I decided to JUST DO IT.
There was nothing to be intimidated about. It was actually calming and relaxing. 
(Huh, who would have thunk  it.)
Not sure what I am going to do with them yet. I was thinking 
of a heart shape for a pillow or for the wall. It has been decided that
this will become a regular task. It will be a good idea to always have some on hand and ready for a small or even larger project.

If there is something that you have wanted to do but have not started for whatever reason, 
Leave a line with that thing that you have yet to start on.


  1. So true, Shan. Making hexies is now my favorite way to relax in the evenings, though I was scared to death to try them for so long. My next big hurdle is making clothes. Stay tuned...

  2. I'm making hexagons too. Not sure exactly what I'm doing with mine. The heart shape is an interesting idea. I've seen a pillow made with diagonal lines by color that looked like fun. Etc....

  3. Hexagons are so fun, and I'm making them always, many sizes. Your hexies are so sweet, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you are going to make out of them.

  4. Great advise Just do it! I love your hexies. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them

  5. I'm doing hexagons too! I made a cushion out of larger ones last year and now I'm making a throw from 1 inch hexagons. May take some time as need 1100!