May 17, 2014

Hexie update.

 I have become hooked on making hexies.I started sewing them together using multicolored thread, and a decorative stitch on my machine. It takes about 3 hours to make the 17 hexies all hand sewn together, so I decided I would use the machine to put them together. Call me lazy. I know I should do it by hand but that part is not fun. Making them is the fun part. This is not a matchy matchy quilt. It is very scrappy. Using any fabric I have. There is some vintage feedsack fabric but most is quilters cotton. I am trying to get one block done a day.No design and I love it. j





5 comments:

cq4fun said...

It looks great to me! I don't think there's a thing wrong with the way you are putting them together. That's a machine version of a very traditional crazy quilting stitch, and this is, in a sense, a crazy quilt! Do you stitch them together with the papers inside? That's the only part that confuses me. =) I really like it.

Vireya said...

They look really pretty with the fancy stitching.

tubakk said...

Yes, so fancy stitching.

Hardin County Keepsakes said...

Thanks.
Yes cq4fun I do the paper piecing but do it a bit different than others.I punch a hole in the center of the papers to put the pin through.It also makes it easier to take the papers out with tweezers.I remove all the papers,then press with spray starch,then sew together on with my machine.judy j

Sarah said...

Looks great with the "feather" stitch - really defines each florette. I also punch a hole in my papers and use my stork scissors to pop out the paper - I always have my scissors with me :)