I have been slowly working on my hexies on and off for the last year using up my scraps. For the first time I took the completed bundle and laid them out to see how many more I need to do and discovered to my delight, not many at all!
In fact I think I only need 4 more and as I have enough already basted waiting to be stitched together I can see the end in sight!
The four extra are needed for the bottom row and seeing it on the black fabric, I am even more conviced that this is the way to go. I am going to applique them on rather than making hundreds of black hexies as I couldn't face doing that. I know it is cheating, but so what.
I intend to hand applique and quilt at the same time, who know how it will turn out. I am going to use embroidery floss as I have loads hanging around in every colour. I also intend to do an echo border around each flower using different stitches to give it a bit of a different feel.
I next need to decide on the layout of the flowers - I was going to do them in a rainbow order originally, but like the randomness created just now. Any thoughts?
I think I will use a grey solid for the backing so that the different colour quilting and applique stitches will show up there as well.