|What do you do on an 7.5 hr flight? (well, ok - I took a 2 hr nap...)|
You create darling 1" hexies using
Brandy's Mylar Hexagon Pieces #551 (88) 1" pieces
Bonnie and Camille fabrics, various collections!
Aurifil 50wt thread
John James quilting needles Size 8, JJ12008
I get my dreamy Aurifil threads from Red Rock Threads; their prices, selection, and quick service is great.
And of course: my go-to site is Missouri Star Quilt Co for discounted precuts, yardage of the quality fabric I adore, rulers, patterns, and my favorite needles by John James. I use every one of JJames Quilting needles sized from 8-11. Sign up for MSQC's Daily Deal! Their speedy, affordable service really cannot be beat.
I stitched on planes, trains, and in automobiles. Creating over 350 darling hexies. Need to find a cute jar to hold these treasures. I have heard Hexie quilts referred to as Lifetime quilts... I cannot imagine how difficult it would be using paper pieces instead of the impenetrable mylar pieces. I could stitch away and the mylar controlled my needle from inadvertently going all the way through front to back. Super, super, super crisp edges, also.
Stitching Hexies was the source of much discussion with seat mates and fellow travelers. The quilt created (sometime in my Lifetime) by these hexies will remind me of this wonderful trip celebrating 35 years of wedded bliss to the finest man I know.