Brought to you by me, Lynne, of Lily's Quilts and Gayle of Gayle Brindley's Blog, the hexalong will be an easy-come, easy-go meadering summer project. You can make the hexies we're making, or make something similar, or bring along your own hexies project that's been sitting in a drawer for a couple of years. You can make something big or something small. You can make it with scraps, with pre-cuts, with yardage or with a FQ stack. You can English Paper Piece (instructions here on my blog), Freezer Paper and Point-to-Point piece (instructions on Gayle's blog) or machine piece. Guest posters may pop in from time to time with hints, tips and advice. Here's where I'm heading with my HAL.
The list of posts in this HAL will be posted right here. I have split them into Gayle's posts on sewing these hexagons point to point using freezer paper and my posts on English Paper Piecing.
English Paper Piecing with Lynne
1. template instructions
2. English Paper Piecing
3. EPP curved seams
4. Fussy Cut Hexies
5. In Between the Lines
6. Hexalong without the hexagons
7. 103 Hexagons
Point-to-Point with Gayle
1. Fabric choices and tools.
2. Fabric choices II.
3. Templates on freezer paper
4. Marking fabrics
5. Sewing the pieces together
6. Dealing with intersections
7. Getting organised with layout
1. Sarah Pings & Needles - QAYG hexagons
2. Jennifer Enchanted Bobbins - no baste EPP
3. So Sarah Sews Lemon Squeezy Hexie
Here's what to do.
1. Go and join the Lily's Quilts Flickr group where we'll be chatting, introducing ourlseves, sharing blog links, sharing hexie progress, sharing hints and tips and probably a rude joke or two.
2. Grab yourself a dorky little bag, box, pouch, tub, trug or tote and pop in your scissors, thread, needles, pins, templates, fabrics, scissors and anything else you need and take it with you to the park, on the train, on the beach, up the mountain or in the car.
3. Grab the button and put it on your blog.
<div align="center"><a href="http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2011/07/hexalong-starts-here.html" title="Hexalong"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6004/5944878285_e934952775_o.jpg" alt="Hexalong" style="border:none;" /></a></div>
4. Spread the word about the HAL on your blog, tweet, facebook, google+, linked in and any other social networks you're in. The more the merrier.
5. Let us know how you get on as you make progress. Make one hexie, that's progress. Make a superking quilt, that's progress too. We'll share all progress however big or small, over in the Lily's Quilts Group. Here's Gayle's progress so far.
6. Any problems, queries, anxieties, issues, upsets, requests for advice, post those in the Lily's Quilts Flickr group pages and you will get lots of answers and support.
Gayle and I will randomly run our posts alongside each other's. Follow both and pick and choose your methods. Learn both methods as both have different uses and applications. All posts in this HAL will be linked to from this starter post and new posts will be announced both here and in the Lily's Quilts Flick group.