Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hexagons and Instagram

So.....I recently bought an iPad Mini.  For a software engineer, I'm kind of a Luddite.  But, the last time I went to India for work, my daughter lent me her iPod.  Wi-Fi was pretty available, at least in the hotel, and it was really nice to be able to facetime with home.  And I've been kind of borrowing my husband's iPad a lot.  And with two kids, it's nice to have two devices to hand out on car trips.

So, anyway.  I joined Instagram.  One of the neat things has been seeing what's out there in the world.  I've been seeing someone make paper pieced hexagons.  I don't know what she's making with them, but they're great.  (hopefully this embed works.)
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So, I looked up how to do it.   Template and tutorial are here.    Here's what I've made so far:
Basted Hexes

And here's what's next in line.
Hexagons to be

Apparently, this is a process project.  I'm not sure what they're going to be.  I've been craving some not-knitting handwork and this is fun so far.  When it gets tedious, I'll sew them together into something.

I'm going to try not to buy fabric for this, but I've kind of been thinking about these w.r.t. grayscale or low volume fabrics.  Or a riot of colors.  We'll see.

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