Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Bit of Hexie Prepping

Happy National Quilting Day!!

I will very likely celebrate with a bit of sewing today. I hope it is of the machine variety, but it could end up being hand stitching or even hand quilting. Any way I go, the day will definitely include quilting of some sort.

In my previous post, I promised to share the hexie blocks which I prepped night before last. I've been using a lot of red lately, and the idea came to me to use some of these prints in hexies and POTC blocks. Also, I am anticipating wanting to fill time when we go to Canter's Cave. Those days get long, and at some point it feels necessary to switch gears, moving from the machine to the easy chair. These will keep me productive.

Two-sided tape helps keep these parts in place; 4x6-inch note cards provide some sturdiness for mounting. These will travel nicely to Canter's Cave. Nice little bit of variety, isn't it? I do not have any plan in mind for these, so I will make them and await an ah-ha moment. Surely, one will come...

After finished the 5 hexies, I had the idea to put a POTC block together using only these reds. Actually, the fabric pack I had included a border print; this entire block came from that one piece. I think it looks pretty good. I still feel like such a rookie when planning these blocks; I figure the only way I will improve is to continue to practice. Again, I have no plan for how I will use this once it's sewn together.

Hope you can celebrate National Quilting Day with a bit of creating! Go for it!
Happy Quilting, Friends!

1 comment:

Allison said...

You've done a great job fussy cutting those fabrics and placing them together so neatly. Hope you enjoyed Quilting Day, I spent the day sewing with friends ☺