Sunday 29 May 2011

Fussy Cutting

I am continuing to have lots of fun with hexagons. This week I played around with some fussy-cut fabrics and created some rather pretty hexagon flowers.

I am cutting only seven hexagons from each fabric so that every flower will be unique.
 Thank you for all the encouraging comments on my last post. A few people were interested in knowing more about the glue method. Sue Daley has a tutorial on her blog that explains it very well. Worth a look.

Just one more week of school for me before the term ends. Really looking forward to some sewing time. I can't remember the last time I used my sewing machine ... but it was quite a few months ago.

Monday 16 May 2011

The Obsession Continues!

 Not much stitching happened this weekend. However much time was spent cutting ...

and gluing these little beauties!
 The Vignette Hexagon Quilt requires 139 hexagon flowers which means I have about 60 more flower sets to prepare. It has been fun looking through my stash to find suitable fabrics ... I like that this will be a very scrappy quilt using fabrics from lots of different ranges.

Annoyingly, yesterday I ran out of glue. Luckily, Sarah stocks the refills. She is always very prompt in sending out her orders so they will be here in a couple of days.

Wednesday 11 May 2011

I've Caught the Bug!

The hexie bug that is! After admiring all the beautiful hexie flowers in blogland I just had to give it a go for myself.

I plan to use fabrics from lots of different ranges in shades of pink, green, red and white.

I have found lots of inspiration and helpful hints in here ...

So far I've finished eight hexie flowers and have many more cut out ready to sew.

 Much as I love stitchery, it's nice to have something a little different to work on in the evenings.

 Only 131 flowers to go ... I could be doing this for quite awhile!

Thursday 5 May 2011

The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas ... block 3 ... "The Presents were Wrapped"

The presents weren't too difficult to applique (nice big pieces) ....

 BUT the poor little mouse is rather ordinary! Especially her feet, hands and ears! Any hints for getting them 'smoother' would be greatly appreciated.

 From the placement of his tail, it would appear Oliver has a similar opinion!

I am really enjoying this block of the month. There seems to be lots of fabric leftover each month .. I'm sure I will find a use for it.