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Monday, 5 September 2011

First hexie!


I finished my first hexie from the new block of the month "This Goes With That" today. I was quite surprised when I received the BOM because the finished hexies are bigger than I had realised from seeing them on Hettie's website. (You can see a reference for size below) This one has been fussy cut. The instructions tell you not to fussy cut too many, because "less is more". I love that whole cliche thing. Cliches must have started somewhere. I wonder just who was the first person to say "less is more" and what situation was it first uttered in? (On the whole "less is more" tangent, I love the quote from the modern Sabrina: "More isn't neccessarily better Linus. Sometimes it's just more.") I started thinking about this whole cliche thing after reading Loz's latest post here. Her son has been "calling" football for the local radio station and he has been nicknamed "Captain Cliche". I think that must mean he is doing a good job because most professional sports commentators are full of cliches! Anyway, back to the hexies. I have no idea how many I "have to" make each month. I think that the idea is to be fairly flexible so that you can come up with a design and possibly even a size that suits you. (Unless I have missed something, which could well be the case!) I think that probably you are supposed to make many more than one hexie per month, so it's not like I am close to exceeding my limit or anything! I will just keep plodding along I guess! The sewing room is still in disarray, but I am inching closer to the finish! Wish me luck!

So you can judge the size. They're quite big really.


9 comments:

joolzmac said...

Looks like you did a perfect job too - very pleasing to the eye.

Joolz

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Hi,
I'm your newest follower. I love your hexie, and I think the fussy cut is lovely. I am trying to find time to start a hexie quilt and just haven't done it yet, but I will . . .
Please come visit at my new blog if you ever get a chance, Ric Rac and Polka Dots. I'm pretty new, but have lots of fun things planned to share with everyone. Now I have to go check out your post about the quilting retreat with all the wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Julie

Pip said...

It's beautiful, I wonder if one of the fussy cut hexagons will be the focus of the "block". I have been spending a bit of time looking at all the fussy cut hexagons cropping up around blog land and I'm tempted to start myself, but so far I have resisted.

Maree: said...

Gorgeous Hexie & I Love the Size...
cheers

Amanda said...

It says in the booklet how much you need for one version .... wait for it... 267... I think helen worked out about 30+

Leanne said...

Your EPP is looking good I think more than 1 a month is advisable.

Lorraine said...

Nice work.....shhh...don't tell anyone....I fell off the "no buying" wagon...luckily I didn't hurt myself! ...and phoned Lorraine at Hetties and ordered the TGWT BOM......I got the repro version. Love your fussy cutting effort. I couldn't work out what it was all about from the websites....not sure I am any the wiser now..but I think it will be fun....and yes...I think we should aim for more than one a month...perhaps I will read the instructions!

Sarah said...

WOW that hexi is perfectly fussy cut and sen together.

You madam are my fussy hexi queen!

schnucksetippel said...

i like it:-)))

herzliche grüße barbara