Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hexagon Preparation

Margaret asked a good question in the comments on the 1/4" hexes, posted by Tubakk. Her question was whether we cut out as we go or have hundreds ready to go. I have to say I've gone both ways, though not hundreds - I'm not that patient! Most commonly, I cut out as I go, or maybe cut all the pieces for one flower.

I've added a poll at the top of the sidebar so members and visitors can vote to let us know how people typically prepare to do their hexagon quilts. Thanks for participating and helping us find common ground!

I loved this example I found. Click on the photo to find her many interesting hexagon projects.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

1/4" hexagons

Today I'll show you the tiniest hexagons I work on. This is really a long term project, and I wonder how long I'm going to sew these small ones. But it is fun, so I'll keep on sewing for another year, I think.

These flowers are here placed on a 2" hexagon, and you understand that they are really small. I have to join at least two of these flowers to my work every month. I make a cross in my calendar, that way I keep up my motivation for it.


It isn't going fast, but still it's groing every month.

There are thousands of hexies already. You may count them if you like.

This is the back side, almost as beautiful as the front. Needn't use much batting here.

Can I inspire anyone to start these small hexagons?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Block 3 for RHE SAL posted

My third block designs for the Redwork Hexagon Embroidery Stitch Along can be seen here. There are links to download the pattern as either .jpg or .pdf.

Thursday, May 9, 2013