For ages now I've been admiring all the great pincushions made out of half inch hexies I see over on Flickr. I've been itching to have a go at a project with half inch hexies myself but recently all my hexie energy has been going into my charm quilt. However, my charm quilt has stalled while I wait for more swaps to come through, so last night I started cutting out half inch hexie templates.
(What a fiddle that is!)
I didn't cut out any fabric for this as for years I've used a mail order company that supplies swatches of all the fabric they stock in 1 inch(ish) squares. These 1 inch squares are perfect for making half inch hexies and furthermore I have hundreds of them!
So right now I'm hoping I'll get a needle case out of these with a pincushion to match. I'd like to use the needle case for my quilting needles. Most of the time when needles are out of the packet they came in I have no idea what type of needle they are.
And as for my Honey:he's away with his work, so let's not mention that I'm making more hexies and even smaller ones at that. (He already thinks I'm a little mad on this one). I'll just have the needle case all sewn up by the time he sees it and he'll never know I haven't had it forever ;-)