I have a new obsession: English paper piecing tiny hexagons! I joined the Handsome Hexies Flickr group, which is a great place to go for a little hexie inspiration, and then joined a swap that is a spin-off from that group, Handsome Hexies - The Swap. The swap involves basting 25 hexies for a swap partner, and I hope my partner likes these Anna Maria Horner Good Folks hexies.
If you look closely at the basting stitches, you can see that initially I took more and smaller stitches. I really wanted them to be crisp and neat and not fall apart. After making several and going back and looking at other photos online, I realized that I could take bigger stitches and still make sure my corners remained snug. I made two stacks -- one for my partner and one for myself. I think I have made at least 70 so far in all! My little packet of 100 1" hexagon paper pieces from Fabric Depot seemed like so many at the time, but now I'm trying to figure out when I can make a trip back over for more, more, more. Yes -- I definitely have a new obsession.