From you the title I'm sure you have deduced that I am crazy. I'm ok with that, because when I was at The Scrappy Quilter for my hand quilting class Thursday I spotted a couple of ADORABLE fabrics on clearance that I just knew needed to be part of the baby quilt. We now know that the baby is a boy, so I wanted to add a dash of blue to the otherwise neutral quilt and the polka dots with the cream background just really matched too well to pass up :)
So, now I have twelve total fabrics going into the quilt. Here they are all together.
You might have noticed that the new hexies look a little larger in the raw than the old ones. That is because they are. After basted hundreds of hexies with the 1/4" sew allowance and being careful not to let them fray while I am piecing, I swore to myself that I would not give myself such little wiggle room again. I decided to cut these new hexies with a 1/2" seam allowance. I don't care that it uses a little more fabric, it is SO much easier to baste - and I'm sure it will be easier to piece. Do what you will, but I recommend larger than a 1/4" seam allowance. It will help keep you just a little bit saner, which in my case, I'll take all the help I can get lol
At this point I have all the new hexies cut and all of 56 of the polka dots basted. I should have all the blues basted today and I'll get back to piecing :)