I am planning my next hexagon quilt. My plan is to start the new one while on vacation next month. Here is the pattern I will use. I think I may switch some colors, but this is the overall layout.
I believe I saved this picture from Victoria's Bumblebeans blog. I can't find the link anymore unfortunately. I wish I could share and give credit where credit is due. I believe this is an antique quilt that was on display in a museum. I have no idea what size this quilt finishes at, but I will be using 1"hexagons.
My question to you is: What is the best way to go when considering paper pieces? Here are my options:
1) Buy bulk paper pieces. I can get around 600 or so for about $15, give or take. I can use many of them more than once before they need to be tossed.
2) Buy mylar. I can get about 88 for 13-15$. These can be used many times, and I hear that using them can help reduce the possibility of visible stitches on the front. I might have to buy more than one set though, because I make my hexagon quilts in sections.
3)cut out my own. I have a small sheet of mylar and can make one or two templates. I can trace these templates out on card stock (I have some) and cut them out individually. This is what I did with the last one. Downsides? It adds to the time making the quilt. I occasionally cut one a tad tinier and have to ease it a little to make it fit right with the other pieces. It didn't cause any major issues in the last quilt, but it is annoying if I find and use a bad one. Upside is that it is way cheaper!!!
P.S. I wanted to send out my appreciation to many of you who have offered to assist me in adding variety to my grays in my Orca Bay project. I am really humbled by your kindness and will pay it forward!!