After turning just one charm pack into hexies, I decided I actually enjoyed the process (I used to loath hand stitching!), and I liked the fabric line too (I originally chose that charm pack because I thought the fabric was ugly and I couldn't ruin it if the hexie thing didn't work out)! Turns out, I REALLY enjoy making them, and I REALLY love the fabric!
So I bought a fat quarter bundle of the fabric and cut it into 2 1/2" squares. I use my Cricut machine to cut 1" hexies out of cardstock whenever I run low. (Each side measures 1".) I keep a zipper pouch of supplies in the glove box of the car and make hexies whenever I ride shotgun.
I only work on hexies when in the car, so this quilt has many more miles until the finish line!
Thanks to a road trip over Thanksgiving weekend, I was able to add a few more hexies to my box of finished ones. I just keep them in a clear fishing tackle box.
Here are the current statistics on this project:
First stitch: February 5, 2016
Finished hexies: 466
Final goal: 1,134
Progress: 41% done
I hope to provide regular updates on this project during 2017, so hold me to it!