This is intended to be a long-range, multi-year project, so I don't mind poking along with it.
As nearly as I can tell from looking at my inspiration picture, I'll be making hexie diamonds, joining four of them into a larger diamond unit, then running a row of hexies all around it for a border. Then four of those diamonds are joined together, with another border around that. Then repeat until it's big enough or I'm bored with it, whichever comes first. Or until I run out of fabric, I suppose. (Yeah, right.)
I've figured out that I can fit a hexie paper into a 1 1/2" x 1 3/8" rectangle, so I've been cutting stacks of pieces that size out of 1.5" strips. Then I stack the rectangles with a hexie paper on top and cut them roughly into hexagons with scissors.
I've been cutting my hexie 'papers' out of those annoying subscription cards that they stuff into magazines. I experimented and found that cardstock was too heavy, but regular paper wasn't heavy enough. My hexies are so small that it was a real puzzler - until I found those cards hit that sweet spot between those two paper weights. (I keep running out, though, since we don't get that many magazines.) (My relatives that do take a lot of magazines will be hearing from me soon.)
If you take a close look at those papers in the upper right corner of that photo, you can see the telltale postage-paid marks!
As for the tiny size of my hexies, it's purely arbitrary. I ordered one of these squeezy tools
online for cutting out papers (Easy and lazy! Double win!), and assumed that when they said 3/4", they were referring to the side measurement. Turns out that quilters and papercrafters measure hexagons differently - that three-quarter inch was the diameter of the hexie, not the side. The side measures 1/2", so I'm making half inch hexies. Tada! (I could have returned the squeezy tool, but a)that's a lot of bother and b)hey, look, a challenge!) (Which explains a lot about my life, I realize...)
So, I'm slowly stitching away at these little
Linking to Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework (because oh my yes with the scrappy), and with Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts (because oh my yes with the slow).