I have been making (very) slow but steady progress on my Loulouthi hexagons for Lynne and Gayle's Hexalong.
I have loved the process but am still on the fence about the product. I often (nearly always) have doubts about a project about 2/3 of the way through, so there's nothing terribly unusual about this; I'm reserving judgment for now, and am just going to aim to square this thing up and get on with the quilting! Then we'll see how I feel about it....
This project is paper pieced, so it's completely handsewn, and it gave me a chance to compare making my own paper templates, using plastic Quilt Patis, and also using pre-cut paper pieces. My conclusion: each one has its place, but I really do love the variety and convenience of the pre-cut shapes. I have a jumbo bag of hexagons, a pack of jumbo hexagons, some divided hexagons, diamonds, clamshells, all from paperpieces.com...enough for several future projects. I love 'em!
If you're thinking about trying pre-cuts, this is the perfect time: the coupon code generously offered by paperpieces.com when I was writing up my first (and only) tutorial this summer expires on September 30 -- but until then you can receive a 25% discount. The code to use at checkout is QUILT25.
Have fun! And if you try some of the precuts, I'd love to hear about it.