Saturday, February 8, 2014

My Newest Hexagon Project

This project is being created for my daughter for her wedding, which has already taken place. She didn't give me fair warning, so what is a momma to do. This is the pattern block, and it will just repeat with the blocks offsetting each other. I just love the colors!! I have a ways to go of course, but I am stitching as fast as my old creaky fingers will allow.

I have tried the Sewline Glue pen to glue baste the hexies, but I'm not so sure I like how I did it. My first try, I was applying it to the fabric around my tagboard shape. It was not the right plan. The fabric frayed, bunched and the Sewline Glue just seemed bulky. I really want it to move along faster. Let's try this again! I know there must be a better way.

According to the Sue Daley site I didn't want it to be right at the edge. I think (that doesn't happen often!) Try the glue on the paper!! Tadaa!! Just try to keep it from right at the very edge where you will be stitching so that you aren't stitching thru glue. It DOES come off. What I mean is that I was able to take the paper out of the fabric when I wanted to. I was nervous about that.


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You picked lovely fabrics for this. She's going to be so excited.

Anonymous said...

Those are pretty colors. I know it will be gorgeous when you finish. Thanks for the picture. =) I watched the Sue Daley video the other day, but I didn't think it would be much, if any, faster that the basting I do. I timed her and I timed me, and it was very close, but I didn't have any glue on anything. I'm sticking with thread basting.

Mariella said...

Thanks for you post - the colors are perfect! the info on the glue was most interesting.