Have I been hex-ed??
There are times when I just like to sit and sew by hand. Sometimes I’m tired of sitting at the machine, computer or table. Even if I “relax” by watching a program on TV or a movie, I feel like I’m doing nothing. So I placate that drive to be productive by hand sewing. I think I actually get more out of the sewing than I do out of watching the program. (So why did I "watch" it??)
In July I received a “freebie” at the Sisters (Oregon) Quilt Show: 1” hexagon papers for English paper piecing and precut sample fabrics (2” x 2” squares). I read the instructions to make my first flower:
I love chickens…how did they know that?? Had they read my blog?? I wish I had cut the fabrics myself so that I could have centered the chicken heads in each piece.
Since this beginning foray into the Hexie-World, I’ve been adding to my collection using scraps left over from other projects. I also bought a new packet of 1.75” hexie papers. What will become of them???
- Use them singly or in combination with other flowers or other hexie shapes.
- Applique onto other items, such as quilts, handbags, pillows, etc.
- Dare to cut one in half for another effect.
They can be scrappy like I’ve made these, or planned out for specific effects and designs… “sew” many possibilities.
I enjoyed watching techniques for making hexies, including Sue Daley of BusyFingers. I guess these can be addicting!
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